THE AFRIKADEY! ARTS & CULTURE SOCIETY
Afrikadey! – a word that comes from the broken English spoken in West Africa, which means:
“Africa is Alive! Africa is Well! Africa is Here!”
The Afrikadey! Arts & Culture Society was formed in 1990 by artistic director Tunde Dawodu. The society shares the rich creative works of African cultures – from the continent and throughout the Diaspora – with Canadians of all ages and from all walks of life.
Afrikadey! is a registered not-for-profit organization incorporated under the Alberta Societies Act. Our artistic vision is to showcase the artistic excellence of professional artists from Canada and abroad, to integrate African arts into the Canadian cultural mosaic and to promote cross-cultural exchange and understanding among Africans and non-Africans in Canada.
We create and stage events and activities that bring these artistic traditions to vibrant, joyous life for audiences who might otherwise not get to experience them. For instance, every summer in Calgary, the Afrikadey! Music Festival celebrates African culture in all its richness and vibrancy.