As one of South Florida’s longest-running music festivals, the annual Afro Roots World Music Festival celebrates the evolution of African culture by featuring some of the best performers from all over the Caribbean, the Americas and Africa.
The next Afro Roots Fest is scheduled to take place over the course of two nights, Friday, April 7, 2017 and Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the North Beach Bandshell. On April 7 Salif Keita, who is known as the “Golden Voice of Africa” will headline and local Cuban folklore masters Cortadito will open the evening. Get tickets online here.
Following this up on Saturday, April 22 is Vieux Farka Toure (AKA the “Jimi Hendrix of the Sahara”), along with support acts Sinkane (Sudanese jazz / funk / rock), and Symbi Roots, the all-female Haitian rara band, who are making their U.S. debut. This event is being held in collaboration with the Rhythm Foundation on Day Two of their 2017 TransAtlantic Festival. Tickets for this event are available online here.
Day One of the Transatlantic Festival happens April 21st and features A.C.H.E.with Oscar G, Oba Frank Lords and Katiahshé, Los Herederos, and DJ Lazaro Casanova. Learn more here.
The festival is made possible by the generous underwriting of Knight Foundation, the Funding Arts Network, and the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs.