The AfroChic Cultural Arts Festival is an annual multi-disciplinary arts festival based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The festival is considered one of Canada’s only events providing a safe platform for black Canadian performance and visual artists. It began in 2010 as an event to bring awareness to a variety of issues relating to African-Canadian women including hair, health and politics. AfroChic has featured Canadian talent such as 11:11, Shi Wisdom, Spek Won, Leila Dey. In 2017 the festival was headlined by rapper, singer and songwriter Jidenna. In July 2018, the festival was headlined by American singer-songwriter, record producer, disc jockey, activist, and actress Erykah Badu hosted by CBC Art’s Amanda Parris, Femi Lawson and artist activist and educator, Kim Katrin Milan.The festival is noted for having supported the careers of many millennial Canadian talents including Amanda Parris, Femi Lawson, Omi Woods. Established in April 2011, AfroChic Inc is the non-profit organization that produces AfroChic, Inspired Digital Series.
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