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Kara-Kata Afrobeat Society of Canada

Kara-Kata Afrobeat Society Canada, a nonprofit organization and Kara-Kata Afrobeat Group, the music arm, seeks to harness the

powerful tool of music to promote peace, solidarity, friendship and cooperation between the people of Canada and Nigeria.

 

We are an inclusive multicultural group, united in our love and respect for all people, no matter their background, ethnicity, religion,

gender, sexuality, class or country of origin.

 

Kara-Kata Afrobeat Society of Canada is a multicultural/ multi ethnic, fully inclusive group of musicians and artistic dancers/

performers. A non-profit society registered in British Columbia since 2017.

 

While 90% of band members are not of African descent, they teach, dance and perform original traditional West African Afrobeat and Highlife music, which makes Kara-Kata unique.

 

Since the band’s inception, we have been hosting and participating in multicultural events around British Columbia as well as other Canadian provinces.

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We host an annual event called Felabrate, honouring the life and music of Fela Kuti, musician and activist from Nigeria. This event is in conjunction with celebrations around the globe celebrating Fela Kuti in October, his birth month. Most recently, we have played host to the first ever Black History Month event in Mission, BC. We partnered with other local community organizations in order to connect with a wider audience and foster inclusive relationships. In addition to our outreach and events, we also have projects in the area of farming in Canada and Nigeria, and we are in the midst of setting up our Africa Village Retreat in our home base near Mission.

Jennifer Wilds
Manager, Kara-Kata Afrobeat Group
Kara-Kata Afrobeat Society of Canada Website

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