Festival Kompa Zouk Ontario Inc.

Festival Kompa Zouk Ontario Inc.

July 25, 2012 05:00 ET

Festival Kompa Zouk Launches July 25th

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 25, 2012) - The French Creole Festival, Festival Kompa Zouk, celebrating its third year, will launch on Wednesday, July 25th at a special launch event at the Westin Harbour Castle hotel, kicking off a week of events designed to celebrate the Creole culture with art, films, music and cuisine.

Events are as follows:

July 25th - Art Exhibiton with artist Gabriel Osson - Gallerie Celine Allard, 27 Lower Spadina.
July 28th - Kassav Band Live in Concert at the Opera House, 735 Queen Street East, Toronto. Tickets may be purchased online at www.fkzo.ca
July 29th - "Discover Me" With Benzo of Guadeloupe presented by the Guadeloupe Tourism Office at the National Film Board, 150 John Street, at 6:30 p.m. Free admission.
July 31st & August 1st: FKZO Movie Nighta - Featuring films by Creole Filmmakers, starting at 6:00p.m. Admission is $5.00.
August 2nd: Symposium - "My health is my Mirror" - Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto. 6:30 p.m. Free admission
August 4th: Family Workshop Presented by the Office des Affaires Francophone and the National Film Board - 150 John Street. Admission: $10.00. Materials included.
August 5th: FKZO-RDEE Festival Day; Admission Free. 1 pm - 10p.m. 55 John Street, David Pecaut Square, formerly Metro Hall Square.

Details of all events are provided on the FKZO website at www.fkzo.ca. This year, the festival has included a number of informative sessions to provide more information about the Creole culture. The well-known Guadeloupian Benzo, poet and writer is just one of the many interesting events. The film nights will feature films on Toussaint L'Ouverture, the great Haitian leader and the films of great Creole filmmakers.

The Festival day which is a day of fun and entertainment for the entire family will give visitors a real taste of Kompa and Zouk music by well-known bands from Guadeloupe, Haiti, Mauritius, Dominica. No festival is complete without refreshments. Enjoy Creole cuisine, West Indian and African fare at the festival, arts and crafts and exquisite handmade jewellery.

Contact Information

  • Andrea Delvaille
    English Communications
    647-778-9057

    Gaelle Mbobi
    French Communications
    647-467-1226