Photo cred - Luc Bussieres

The 28th edition of the international festival Nuits D'Afrique is in full swing, and there's ton for you to check out. Running 'til July 20th, more than a few performances are in everyone budget (aka: free) so you'll be able to fully enjoy the festival without spending much money at all.

Most of the free events/shows are musical acts, but there are also other types of performances and workshops going on free of charge. Even the acts that cost you dollah bills aren't too pricey, so check out the full schedule to see what you may want to check out.

To all those on the thrifty side of things, here are 30 free Nuits D'Afrique events happening this year:

1. Go To An Agora'Afrique Concert

  • What: Concerts of all sorts, see them all here
  • When: All festival long
  • Where: St. Urbain & Maisonneuve (map)

2. Zekuhl

  • What: Guitar-centric musical performance
  • When: July 16 @ 03:50 PM
  • Where: Loto-Québec Stage

3. Doussou Koulibaly

  • What: Kamale n’goni (kind of like a flute) musical performance
  • When: July 16th @ 5:15pm
  • Where: Loto-Québec Stage

4. Long Shen Dao

  • What: Raggae-Chinese music fusion performance
  • When: July 16th @ 6:40pm
  • Where: Loto-Québec Stage

5. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars

  • What: Musical performance
  • When: July 16th @ 9:30pm
  • Where: Loto-Québec Stage

6. Oktopus

  • What: 8-man band performance
  • When: July 17th @ 2:25pm
  • Where: Loto-Québec Stage

7. Le R

  • What: Hip-hop performance
  • When: July 17th @ 3:50pm
  • Where: Loto-Québec Stage

8. Rara Soley

  • What: 10 musicians + 3 singers ensemble performance
  • When: July 17th @ 5:15pm
  • Where: Loto-Québec Stage

9. Rafael & Energía Dominicana

  • What: Latin American-hip hop performance
  • When: July 17th @ 6:40pm
  • Where: Loto-Québec Stage

10. British Dependency

  • What: 3-person reggae-funk-pop performance
  • When: July 17th @ 8:05pm
  • Where: Loto-Québec Stage

11. Black Bazar

  • What: Collective musical performance, influences from various African musical traditions
  • When: July 17th @ 9:30pm
  • Where: Loto-Québec Stage

12. Francbâtards

  • What: French band playing Reggae-fusion
  • When: July 18th @ 2:25pm
  • Where: Loto-Québec Stage

13. Los Viejha

  • What: Afro-Mexican musical performance
  • When: July 18th @ 3:50pm
  • Where: Loto-Québec Stage

14. Dead Man Get Up!

  • What: Montreal-based mento and calypso group performance
  • When: July 18th @ 5:15PM
  • Where: Loto-Québec Stage

15. Lorraine Klaasen

  • What: Singer, South-African influences in performance
  • When: July 18th @ 6:40pm
  • Where: Loto-Québec Stage

16. Gokh-Bi System

  • What: Hip-hop performance
  • When: July 18th @ 8:05pm
  • Where: Loto-Québec Stage

17. HK et les Saltimbanks

  • What: Alt Rock-Reggae performance
  • When: July 18th @ 9:30pm
  • Where: Loto-Québec Stage

18. Veeby

  • What: R&B-Soul singer
  • When: July 19th @ 2:25pm
  • Where: Loto-Québec Stage

19. Parade Brésil en fête

  • What: Dance + music performance
  • When: July 19th @ 3:25pm
  • Where: Loto-Québec Stage

20. Blaise La Bamba

  • What: Guitar-centric solo music performance
  • When: July 19th @ 5:15pm
  • Where: Loto-Québec Stage

21. Heavy Soundz

  • What: Afro-Latin + hip-hop collective musical performance
  • When: July 19th @ 6:40pm
  • Where: Loto-Québec Stage

22. Labess

  • What: Guitar-centric solo music performance
  • When: July 19th @ 8:05pm
  • Where: Loto-Québec Stage

23. Le bal de l’Afrique enchantée

  • What: Collective musical performance hosted by radio hosts Soro and Vlad
  • When: July 19th @ 9:30pm
  • Where: Loto-Québec Stage

24. Alayê

  • What: 20-person percussion performance
  • When: July 20th @ 2:25pm
  • Where: Loto-Québec Stage

25. Mafrika

  • What: Traditional + modern fusion musical performance
  • When: July 20th @ 3:50pm
  • Where: Loto-Québec Stage

26. Habana Café

  • What: Salsa performance
  • When: July 20th @ 5:15pm
  • Where: Loto-Québec Stage

27. Afrique en cirque w/ les productions Kalabanté

  • What: Acrobatic/circus performance
  • When: July 20th @ 6:40pm
  • Where: Loto-Québec Stage

28. Black Bazar

  • What: Collective musical performance, influences from various African musical traditions (2nd show)
  • When: July 20th @ 8:05pm
  • Where: Loto-Québec Stage

29. Tabou Combo

  • What: 5-man band performance
  • When: July 20th @ 9:30pm
  • Where: Loto-Québec Stage

30. Do A Workshop

  • What: Musical and dance workshops of all sorts, see them all here
  • When: Throughput the festival
  • Where: Loto-Québec Stage

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