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Nuits d’Afrique Village – Outdoor Program



Festival International Nuits d'Afriques - Outdoor Program


Six days of free activities and concerts for the entire family on the Parterre of the Quartier des spectacles

A meeting place for lovers of world music and cultures, the Nuits d’Afrique Village offers concerts, participatory workshops, trendy DJ sets and activities for the entire family. In addition to the TD – ICI MUSIQUE STAGE and the TV5 SPHERE, you can also find the Timbuktu market, restaurants and relaxation areas where you can enjoy the warm festival atmosphere.

An unforgettable cultural and festive experience!


Every day from July 18 to 23 on the TD – ICI MUSIQUE STAGE, more than 500 singers, dancers and musicians come to be with you. A stream of concerts will take audiences on a veritable world tour in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles.

Les GRANDS EVÉNEMENTS TD in collaboration with ICI MUSIQUE
Every evening at 9:30 p.m., the atmosphere will be at its peak with Les GRANDS ÉVÉNEMENTS TD in collaboration with ICI MUSIQUE that will get the intrepid crowd shaking.

  • July 18: Las Cafeteras (Mexico-U.S.) offers a totally alternative Latino sound, tending toward acoustic folk and highly urban vibes;
  • July 19: Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 (Nigeria), son of the great Fela, the king of Afro-beat, presents his latest EP, Struggle Sounds;
  • July 20: Mbongwana Star (Dem. Rep. Congo) comes with its “Congolese rumba shaken with waves of dub” (Libération, 2015);
  • July 21: Admiral T (Guadeloupe) celebrates the 20-year mark in his career and returns with his irresistible mixes of gwoka, biguine, salsa, R&B and hip hop;
  • July 22: Sidi Wacho (France-Chile) denounces inequality in a surge of festive and exhilarating beats;
  • July 23: Tribu Baharú (Colombia), with its irresistible champeta, is a winning recipe to close the festival in style.


A total of 12 workshops will be held throughout the 6 days of Village Nuits d’Afrique, all oriented to the discovery of instruments and dances from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. Dancing or playing an instrument becomes child’s play with our master dancers and drummers.

Contagious pleasure guaranteed!


Experience unique moments with the artists. Let yourself be carried away by story telling, singing and mini-concerts. Admire the TV5 EXHIBITION celebrating cultural diversity in Montréal. In the evening, succumb to the charm of visual projections by artist Jérôme Delapierre, taking you on a journey.

A magnificent and authentic place!


A musical encounter where groove takes on its full meaning, between ICI MUSIQUE host Myriam Fehmiu and her guests: King Abid and Pierre Kwenders. Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22, at 9 p.m.


This year, the Children’s Village adds to its scope, with more space and more activities. It will be open Friday, July 21, from 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, July 22 and 23, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Varied creative workshops;
  • Workshops on dance, musical awakening, reading, story telling and yoga;
  • Allison’s indispensable and colourful makeup;
  • A relaxation area to rest after the activities.


Wander over to the Timbuktu market, with its 40 craftspeople and merchants, for the pleasure of finding the right deal: jewelry, paintings, sculptures and exclusive African robes.

An unforgettable sensory experience!


Stop here to get a T-shirt or a festival compilation disc.

Memorable souvenirs!


Ideal meeting places to stop in and enjoy tropical drinks and typical dishes from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. An explosion of flavours!


Created in 2016 on the occasion of the festival’s 30th anniversary, the PRIX NUITS D’AFRIQUE POUR LA FRANCOPHONIE will be given on July 13 to an internationally known artist who embodies a unifying vision of the french-speaking world and of cultural diversity.


Once the 31st annual festival is over, the 2017 compilation disc will let you relive some of the festival’s top moments at any time. This year’s disc, representative of current trends, will include tracks by Delgrès, Sidi Wacho, Mokoomba, Ben L’Oncle Soul, Jesse Royal, King Abid, Tété, Las Cafeteras, Emel Mathlouthi, Just Wôan, Ziskakan, Zal Sissokho & Buntalo, Djmawi Africa, Jean-François Léger, The Dizzy Brains and Mû Mbana.


Advantageous packages are available to world music enthusiasts who wish to attend several shows. Enjoy Montréal to the utmost with SHOW PACKAGES (starting at $70). When you buy tickets to three or five shows of your choice, you get a worthwhile discount. Also get preferential rates with our exclusive partners

Full information is available in the Practical Info section of the festival website.


Do you live outside Montréal? Not to worry! We have put together tour packages fit to please every type of traveller. Combine your hotel stays (at preferential rates) with your concert tickets and get other exclusive privileges from our tourism partners. A good way to maximize the Nuits d’Afrique experience!

Full information is available in the Packages and Hotels section of the festival website.


The Festival’s digital platforms are vital tools for festival-goers: a privileged source of information on shows and artists, with announcements, scoops and exclusive contests.

Download the Nuits d’Afrique mobile app for iPhone or Android.

World Music Report is a project dedicated to the advancement of World Music and its creators. Since 2000 WMR has been spreading the word about this wonderful music known under the umbrella term: WORLD MUSIC.

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