Reggae in the Village for 2017 – Black Creek Pioneer Village Welcomes RastaFest!

Reggae in the Village for 2017 – Black Creek Pioneer Village Welcomes RastaFest!

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - TORONTO - Dec 03, 2016 - Reggae is being welcomed in the village in August, 2017 for the 17th staging of RastaFest which takes place at Toronto’s historic Black Creek Pioneer Village!  The two groups have designed special programming to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation!

Recognizing the significant contribution of Reggae in Canada, the three day family event known as RastaFest, will begin at York University for the 1st annual Canadian Reggae Music Conference on Friday August 18th from 9 am to 3pm.  At the end of the conference, attendees will be joined by music lovers for the first Reggae festival held at Black Creek Pioneer Village.  The performance element of the festival kicks off with a ‘blast from the past’ Friday evening (August 18th, 2017) where patrons can explore the grounds of the village to learn about the lives of Ontario’s early settlers while listening to live performances by some of Reggae’s enduring pioneers at 5pm!

Saturday August 19th, and Sunday August 20th will see Black Creek’s North property rock and sway to the sounds of Reggae’s finest artists while enjoying children / youth entertainment, international drumming sessions, a unique one of a kind Kijiji market place with arts and crafts, as well as food vendors and farmers market.

RastaFest is the continuation of international and national Rastafarian initiatives in Toronto and Jamaica which was established in 1977.  What began with 500 patrons has grown to an audience of 7,000 consisting of families, and international visitors who appreciate the festivals promotion of health and a nature based way of living.

Teaming with Black Creek Pioneer Village, RastaFest reaches a broader audience of Reggae lover, while establishing a cultural bridge in Toronto’s basket of cultural diversity.

Sponsorship and general donations are used to fund the festivals promotion, infrastructure, artist fees and entertainment.  Funding and part proceeds from the festival are re-invested in the community.  This is done by way of employment, and the development of emerging artists as well as the production of cultural programs throughout the year.

For additional information on how you can be involved with RastaFest 2017, please email rastafest1@gmail.com or call 416-291-9977

Source : L3 Magazine
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