Montreal's Nuits d'Afrique Festival has been animating this great international city since July 12, 2022, and continues through July 24. This is the festival's 36th year, and Afropop Worldwide has a special relationship with the festival, in part because we are almost the same age (We're about to turn 35), but more importantly because we share the same focus: The music of Africa and the diaspora.
The Afropop team recently returned from five days at the festival and we're preparing a full-hour program of interviews and live recordings for August.
As a tease, here are some choice images of the acts we caught, all of whom will be featured on that upcoming program.
All photos by Banning Eyre for Afropop.org.