The "Rise of Afrobeats in the Prairies" is a heartwarming documentary that explores the extraordinary journey of two African creatives who found a home in Alberta's prairies and created a thriving community by bringing Afrobeats to life. Join us as we dive into the rich history of Afrobeats, its emergence in the Prairies, and the profound impact it has had on those who found solace in its rhythms and movements.
Over 11,000km away from its origin in Lagos, Nigeria, the unmistakable rhythms of Afrobeat, created by Fela Kuti, have found a new home in the prairies of Alberta. This documentary follows the stories of Ivan Touko and Mpoe Mogale, who, in search of their own identities and a sense of belonging, have played a pivotal role in nurturing and participating in the creation of entire communities connected through music and dance.
“When I was forming into myself and what dance meant to me, I did not feel a connection to ballet, I did not see myself in it".
COMMUNITY STORIES · LEGACY IN ACTION
By Edmonton Community Foundation