Rastafest: Celebrating 30 years of Rastafari culture and Regga

July 19, 2023  -Rastafest, Canada’s premier reggae event, will be commemorating 30 years of Rastafari culture and traditional roots reggae music in Canada.

Marking this notable achievement, the festival is slated for August 17-20, 2023, in the heart of Canada’s Caribbean hub, Little Jamaica.

The festival’s inauguration is set for July 28, 2023, at 6:00 pm in Studio M, situated at 1672 Eglinton Avenue West, at the intersection with Glenholme Avenue.

More than music: The multidisciplinary experience at Rastafest

For three decades, Rastafest has been an instrumental platform, presenting Jamaican and Rastafari heritage and culture to Canada and the global stage.

More than a music festival, Rastafest offers a multidisciplinary, family-oriented experience, illuminating diverse facets of Rastafari and Reggae culture.

The festival takes its essence from the vibrant and diverse Rastafari way of life, culture, and history.

A cultural feast: The line-up of activities at Rastafest

The line-up of activities promises a feast of cultural immersion with live concerts, ancestral drumming sessions, an arts and crafts marketplace, and a showcase of ital – traditional Rastafari cuisine.

The festival invites reggae enthusiasts, Rastafari culture explorers, and lovers of all things Jamaican to partake in the celebration.

The festival is a collaborative production of Rastafest Inc, Masani Productions Inc, and the Canadian Reggae Music Association.

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