September 27 to October 31, 2020

Festival international Nuits d'Afrique



the 34th edition in a whole new way – Sept. 27 – Oct. 31, 2020

34 days to celebrate our 34th edition in a whole new way
Colours of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America in all their splendour


Moved by the desire to see Montreal pulse with the rhythms of all its cultures, Festival International Nuits d’Afrique is thrilled to present a Special Fall Edition that will take place from September 27 to October 31. The 34th edition will be an extraordinary event with a program of 25 indoor concerts to take us on a 34-day musical journey to Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.


This Special Edition will celebrate the richness of musical diversity and allow us to discover a host of world-class local artists who will have the great pleasure of introducing their newest musical creations to the public for the occasion.

Over 125 artists will perform on the stages of the National, the Fairmount, the Gesù, the Ministère and, of course, at the iconic Club Balattou. Throughout the festival’s 8 series of concerts, the spotlight will be on the exhilarating new releases, inspiring voices, and hottest musical trends of this impressive lineup of artists who embody their generation.

The 34th edition also marks a turning point for the festival because for the first time in its history it will be partly featured online. This will help ensure that the hundreds of thousands of festival-goers who faithfully attend this yearly event will be able to enjoy it again this year. The Club Balattou will play a very special role in this respect. Like a window open to the world, this new online component will allow the festival’s heartbeat to be felt well beyond its borders.
Festival International Nuits d’Afrique would like to thank the TD Bank Group for being the presenting sponsor of the 34th edition through its “TD Ready Commitment” program.


Discover the program of the 34th edition of the Festival

Press conference (August 18, 2020)


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