Montreal Black History Month | Event Highlights for the Rest of the Month!



What: Afro Urbain Fest
When: Thursday, Feb 20 – Sunday, Feb 23
Where: Centre des Arts de la Maison d’Haïti – CAMH
The 2nd edition of the AFRO URBAIN FESTIVAL under the theme “ROOTS OF THE FUTURE”, will be held from Thursday the 20th to Sunday the 23rd February 2020. This festival aims to reach artists from diverse backgrounds and from the world of AFRO URBAN ART through different artistic disciplines: the visual arts, cinema, humour, music, fashion, dance, literature, and more.

What: Massimadi Festival of LGBTQ+ AFRO Film & Arts
When: Thursday, Feb 20 – Saturday, Feb 29
Where: Sala Rossa, Musée McCord, Cinema J.A de Seve Concordia, Maison d’Haiti
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Massimadi programs gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans* themed films featuring black queer communities. This event is also a platform to showcase local talents of our communities and to promote afroqueer culture through art. For its 12th edition, Massimadi invites you to take part in its film screenings and discussions around the subject of AfroFuturisk. At the dawn of this new decade, Massimadi offers a program where black queer artists envision the future while questioning political, migratory, social and environmental issues

What: Festival Fondu au Noir
Where: BAnQ, MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) & Cinémathque Québécoise
When: Friday, Feb 21 – Sunday, Feb 23

Created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation and presented by TD Bank, the Fade to Black Festival is back for its 9th edition from February 21 to 23, 2020. This 2020 Fade to Black celebrates Black History Month by focusing on the place of Black communities in the arts, entrepreneurship and the professional world. The festival wants to foster inclusion and diversity with a program featuring Cinema, Comedy and Panel discussions.

What BAROKAN – Djely Tapa
Where: Cabaret LION D’OR
When: Friday, Feb 28 

Singer Djely Tapa, descendant of a line of famous Malian griots, lights up the Canadian music scene with an outstanding repertoire, moving from Sahelian ambiances to blues and electro music. Her new album Barokan stems from her musical identity and pays a brilliant tribute to women and africanness. Djely Tapa is a sophisticated vocalist with a high-pitch voice, incandescent flow and elegant moves. In May 2019, she was named 2019-2020 Radio-Canada Musique Révélation of the Year.

Where: Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
When: Saturday, Feb 29

This talent contest is held as part of Black History Month and aims to promote financial literacy among the youth. The goal of the event is to celebrate Black History Month and raise awareness of the importance of understanding financial literacy.