The African Descent Society a non-profit organization holding its 4th annual African Descent Festival in Canada. The welcome kick off takes place in Toronto during Canada Day weekend. Festival organizers will meet with government officials, delegates, partners and artists. There will be several well-known performers participating at this year’s festival which include African International superstar, multi BET Award winner artist Eddy Kenzo, along with Grammy act 2018 the Ghetto Kids all from Uganda. This is the first time Kenzo and Ghetto Kids will be performing in Canada.

Ethiopian Airlines Canada is proud to sponsor and partner with the organization this year welcoming all performers and distinguished guests to the festival.

International Sensation Eddy Kenzo

Edrisah Musuuza, popularly known as Eddy Kenzo is a Ugandan native whose life story is nothing short of magical. At the tender age of 4, Eddy lost his mother who meant everything to him; he was forced into living as a street kid for more than 13 years because he did not know where his father was. As a homeless child he had to survive on the streets on his own because he did not know anyone from both sides of his family and music was his safe haven.

Eddy broke through in the music industry, with a song titled ‘Yanimba’ in 2008 in Uganda. Then came ‘Stamina’ another mega hit across the East African community and was even used by the President of Uganda for his political campaign.,  The song ‘Sitya Loss’ became a viral sensation, released in 2014 that introduced Eddy to an International audience that averaged 10,000 views per day on YouTube.

This song has garnered millions views and has been shared by celebrities Ellen DeGeneres, Puff Daddy, Akon, Ronaldinho, Tevin Campbell, Sanaa Lathan and so many more worldwide.

Eddy’s most recently released  his latest song released on YouTube is called, “Afro” .on June 21.  It’s a brand-new message of love from Africa from the artist who says he shares so much through his music. “It’s a message of love to Canada”, says Kenzo. As he calls upon all Afro on their beauty, who love to think about Africa and who live in Diaspora to visit Africa.

Link to Eddy’s latest release click here  Afro

 

The Ghetto Kids

Triplets Ghetto Kids (TGK) is a group of African best international young entertainers and best top ten International dancing group homeless street kids from Kampala City Uganda, East Africa. Founded by Dauda Kavuma, a former street kid himself, Triplets Ghetto Kids comprises orphaned and/or vulnerable children, 3 girls and 6 boys, ranging in age from 6 to 16 years, primarily hailing from the streets of Kampala after running away from their impoverished homes in search of food.

The Ghetto Kids often perform with Eddy on all of his tours and they credit their success to the artist who shared their same street life experiences. They refer to Eddy as their father and mentor who has played a major influence in their life.

With the money they earned from their live performances and performances  for various artists in their music videos, it goes towards the Ghetto Kids living expenses and education. They all reside with Kavuma Dauda and his wife.

African Descent Festival is a cultural event that enables Canadians to enjoy and learn about different cultures from different parts of African descent people recognition, justice and honour and also helps to promote local artists.

Festival dates:

Edmonton July 14-15

Vancouver July 21-22

Ottawa July 29-30

 

Come see the Ghetto Kids perform in Toronto,  at 2pm on July 7th as part of the Union Summer Series

For more about the festival www.africandescentfestival.com

Toronto Union performance www.torontounion.ca