The 29th edition of Nuits D'Afrique has officially begun, and the party is just getting started. Luckily for all of us Montrealers, the majority of the on-going at this African culture festival are completely free.

The festival will be running until the July 19th, at Quartier Des Spectacles, so you have plenty of time to get out, celebrate and enjoy! Here are 21 things that you can look forward to doing at this year's Nuits d'Afriques.


1. Be amazed by the impressive circus work of Afrique en Cirque


2. Chill out at Le R's spoken word show


3. Head on over to the African reggae performance by Dakka


4. Stand in awe as you watch Moto de Kapia perform amazing acrobatic tricks, some even involving fire


5. Head on over to the Chico Trujillo show to listen to their signature punk-rock and ska sound


6. Check out the extremely impressive West African percussion performance


7. Take in the wonderful music of the Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra


8. Expand your repertoire of tales by stopping by the African story telling show


9. Watch various performances featuring African dance and percussion


10. Bring the kids along and take them to the Kid's Village to enjoy the fun and even get their face painted


11. Enjoy the musical stylings of french artists La Rue Ketanou


12. Take a workshop on traditional African gumboots


13. Add some new moves to your repertoire by learning the art of traditional African dance


14. Find out if the balafon is your true musical calling at the balafon workshop


15. Jam out to the sounds of "King of The Dancehall" Admiral T


16. Check out the all of the beautiful items for sale at the Timbuktu Market


17. Watch the Latin pop infused musical performance of Javi Mendez


18. Go to the concert of Montreal's very own Mangrove


19. Stop by Bombolessé's concert which is sure to feature their signature samba-salsa-kompa mix


20. Enjoy the Rastafarian stylings of artist Prophecy Izis


Check out the Nuits D'Afriques website for more information.

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