Unveiling Calgary’s Ethnik Festival 2024: Celebrating Diversity Through Arts and Cultures | 9-10 Feb

Get ready to immerse yourself in a whirlwind of cultural celebration and artistic expression at the Ethnik Festival of Arts & Culture 2024! As an integral part of Alberta’s Black History Month Celebration, this two-day event promises to captivate audiences with a diverse lineup of performances, showcasing talents from across the globe.

9th February 2024 – The Culinary Showdown: Calgary Food War 11am -2 pm The festival commences with the tantalizing Calgary Food War, taking place at the Village Commons in East Village. Four esteemed Calgarians will engage in a riveting cooking competition, judged by an International Chef. Adding to the culinary excitement, local artists will grace the stage, ensuring a delightful experience for attendees. Grab your $25 single event ticket and savor this delectable pre-festival activation.

9th February 2024 – Festival Day 1 – Emerging Artists Showcase Head over to the TELUS Convention Center for the Emerging Artists Showcase from 5 pm to 10 pm. Witness the talent of 20 new and emerging local artists, offering a fresh perspective and innovative creativity. Tickets are available for $25, providing an opportunity to explore and support the burgeoning talents of Calgary.

10th February 2024 – Festival Day 2 The TELUS Convention Center hosts an extravaganza of artistic expressions on Day 2, featuring an eclectic mix of local and international acts. From 11 am – 2 pm and 3 pm to 7 pm, immerse yourself in captivating performances spanning various art forms and cultural presentations.

Featured Performances:

  • Brick & Lace (Reggae Fusion, R&B, Hip Hop, Dancehall)
  • Dr. Helen Paul a.k.a Tatafo (Comedian)
  • Shalli (Shallisings)
  • Wakefield Brewster (Calgary’s 6th Poet Laureate)
  • Radwa Nasr (Egyptian Folk Dancer/Performer)
  • Mpoe Mogale (Dancer & Choreographer)
  • Harp Angel (Harpist)
  • Tayo Gbalajobi (Vocalist)
  • Rondel Roberts Band (Performer)
  • Grand Komanda (MC/Comedian)
  • Perpetual Atife (Saxophonist/Songwriter)
  • Elder Treffery Deerfoot (Blackfoot Medicine Speaker)
  • Chantal Chagnon (Cree/Metis Singer/Artist)
  • James Nobel (Rap Artist)
  • K-Denk (Musician/Artist)
  • Robson Maurice (Drummer/Composer)
  • Tea-Fannie (Rap Artist)
  • Kaithola Music Band (Indian Rock Music Band)
  • HecO (Rapper)
  • Priscille Bukasa (Spoken Word Artist)
  • Dizzy (Rapper)
  • A-Z (R&B Singer)
  • Zizi (Soul Singer)

Ticketing and Special Attractions: Choose between a Festival Bulk Pack Ticket for $40, granting access to both days, or single event tickets at $25 each. Additionally, seniors aged 60 and above and children aged 12 and below enjoy free admission. Attendees can also engage in festival activities for a chance to win enticing prizes, including a year’s supply of ice cream for two winners, courtesy of Righteous Gelato.

Find more information visit: https://ethnikfestivals.com/whats-on/ethnik-festival-of-arts-culture-efac/

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