2022 EVENT BOOKLET

Word from the dignitaries

Festival AfroMonde

BENOIT CHARETTE

Minister of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, and Minister responsible for the Fight against Racism, Deputy for Deux Montagnes, (Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ)

I would like to greet all the participants at the 14th edition of the AfroMonde Festival. Since 2009, this major annual meeting of the Montreal artistic scene has encouraged meetings between artists of all disciplines, in a spirit of intercultural rapprochement. This dialogue of cultures offers festival-goers of all ages the opportunity to appreciate a range of artistic expressions.
I would also like to extend my warm congratulations to the managers of the AfroMonde Foundation, who have chosen the theme of unity this year. They thus demonstrate, once again, their unifying and inclusive spirit. Have a good festival!

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steven guilbeault

Minister of Canadian Heritage, Member of Parliament for Laurier, Sainte-Marie, (Liberal Party)

I would like to congratulate all those who participated in the organization of the AfroMonde Festival. Your leadership makes it possible to revive the world of arts and culture, to understand it and to appreciate it more, especially after this long pandemic pause, and I thank you for that.
The AfroMonde Festival holds an important place in the promotion of diversity and multiculturalism, in particular because it presents emerging music, dances and other artistic performances in order to bring together our large multicultural community.
We are privileged to live in a city that celebrates day after day the richness of the cultures that compose it. As a Liberal candidate in Laurier – Sainte-Marie, I am proud to work here with you to promote the arts and culture of Quebec in Canada and around the world, through unifying, dynamic and inspiring events such as the AfroMonde Festival.

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Ruba Ghazal

Member of Parliament for Mercier, Spokesperson for the 2nd Opposition Group on Energy, Spokesperson for the 2nd Opposition Group on Environment, (Québec Solidaire)

The contribution of the cultures that make up Quebec society is part of our nation’s DNA. Your festival, which builds bridges and creates unity out of diversity, is a breath of fresh air.

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Christine Black

Mayor of the Montreal-North borough of the city of Montreal

Congratulations to the 14th edition of the AfroMonde Festival where all cultural communities come together to celebrate their customs with pride and love for their traditions. This summer event brings unity, but also unveils the riches and wonders of African and Afro-descendant customs to a large audience..

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Luc Ménard

Candidate for mayor of Montreal (Montreal 2022)

Afromonde Foundation by creating a meeting space for the diversity of cultural expressions is a model of community functioning likely to resolve, for young people in precarious situations, issues such as intimidation and violence. We must stress the importance of the community environment in preventing crime. The arts, youth and education – these combined are transformative.

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Valérie Plante

Mairesse de Montréal

This year, the 14th AfroMonde Festival offers us great moments of encounters and exchanges at the Quai de l’Horloge in the Old Port of Montreal. This festival is a great opportunity to gather around traditional cultures, urban music, humour, fashion, visual arts and gastronomy. The AfroMonde Festival invites us to meet and learn more about the various cultural expressions of African and Afro-descendant influence, which contribute directly to the richness of our city. More than ever, we need to celebrate and connect through arts and culture.I invite the entire population to take advantage of the rich and inspiring program of this festival. I take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the organizing team, the partners, the volunteers and the artists who give life to this event, and who, through their work and their talent, contribute to the growth and influence of our metropolis. Happy festival to all!

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Sabine Monpierre

Municipal candidate, Côte-des-neiges

“For 14 years now, the Afro Monde Festival has been helping Montrealers discover and appreciate traditional cultures through arts and shows! In these uncertain and difficult times, we need to celebrate and connect with one another and stay united. Unity in action can be the beam on which one can lean to build a better world. Art, ancestral traditions and culture are therefore strong links not only in living together but above all in reconnecting with our roots.