It is exciting to be able to enjoy the Festival international Nuits d’Afrique live in person once again! For the 36th consecutive summer, African, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures
will come together for 13 days of exciting festivities and celebrations.


Our government is pleased to support the 2022 festival. The arts bring people together and contribute to the wellbeing of all communities.


As Minister of Canadian Heritage, I extend my warmest thanks to everyone who worked on this year’s festival. You are contributing to the continued growth of local and international artists and the enrichment of our cultural landscape.


I’m sure that this year’s festival will be a huge success!



The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez
Minister of Canadian Heritage







For the 36th year, the Festival international Nuits d’Afrique transports us to the heart of captivating cultural traditions of the African continent, the Caribbean and Latin America. This
festive gathering, which is one of the highlights of summer in Montréal, once again gets us moving to the rhythm of world music.


This year, the festival will occupy the new public space of the Esplanade Tranquille, in addition to the Parterre du Quartier des spectacles. Festivalgoers will be able to enjoy an even more electrifying experience, one that invites them to stroll, unwind, and share between cultures and generations.


We are privileged to be able to enjoy this great musical celebration here in our city, which remains at the forefront of artistic creativity.


I invite the entire population to join the party.


Enjoy the festival!




Valérie Plante
Mayor of Montréal





Festival international Nuits d’Afrique brings the city to life!


Festival international Nuits d’Afrique is the sum total of a wealth of outstanding andmemorable artistic collaborations. It is a unifying event that celebrates creativity and talent, invigorating the city and the hearts of thousands of Quebecers and tourists who come to revel in the music.


Congratulations and thank you to the team who have, once again, put together a superb program that everyone can enjoy. Withan abundance ofperformances by artists from here and abroad, the festival enriches the cultural and tourist experience of its attendees, and helps toposition Montréal and Quebec as destinations of choice.


Welcome to all and long live Festival International Nuits d’Afrique!




Nathalie Roy
Minister of Culture and Communications


Caroline Proulx
Minister of Tourism and Minister Responsible for the Lanaudière and Bas-Saint-Laurent Regions


Chantal Rouleau
Minister for Transport and Minister Responsible for the Metropolis and the Montréal Region







Welcome to the 36th edition of the Festival international Nuits d’Afrique !


Congratulations to the Festival and its organizers for this year’s eagerly awaited program and the happy return of a colourful musical event!


We will again be able to revel in the fiery rhythms, the jam-packed venues and the captivating concerts thanks to Montreal’s irreplaceable Festival international Nuits d’Afrique!


I am proud to add my voice to that of the Festival team in inviting all Montrealers, entire families and visitors from abroad to join us for the Festival’s 36th edition.






Yves Lalumière
President and CEO of Tourisme Montréal