Amazing entertainment lineup and over 90 local vendors at MarketFest
On Baker Street, Friday, June 24, 6-10:30 pm
The famous Nelson street festival returns to Baker Street with an amazing entertainment lineup and over 90 local vendors and craftspeople.
Market Fest means fun and music for all ages right in the heart of Nelson.
We’re starting the Market Fest season off with a bang with Alseny Diallo and Kikeyambay Afrobeat Orchestra, plus Cattle Annie and the Crooked Corral, Moving Mosaic Samba Band, FolkFusion Dance ensemble, and more.
- Suggested $2 donation, with kids under 13 free.
Alseny Diallo and Kikeyambay
Alseny Diallo and Kikeyambay, an exciting musical project out of Victoria, is born out of a collaboration between Diallo’s deep knowledge of Guinean modern and traditional music, and the passion of Victoria’s Dancing Moon Multicultural Arts Company director, Ilana Moon.
Kikeyambay brings a dynamic, energetic traditional West African drum and dance show and a 12-piece Electric Afrofusion Orchestra.
A famed soloist and master djembe player from Guinea, Alseny Diallo has performed at internationally known djembefola Mamady Keita’s events and many other nationally sponsored festivals and competitions in his country.
He has a gift for teaching and sharing the rhythms of his culture and is considered one of the best djembé players in Canada.
He has performed at various festivals and theatre shows with five Juno award-winner Alpha YaYa Diallo and Naby Camara, as well as Yamoussa Bangara, artistic director of the celebrated acrobatic drum and dance troupe Kalabanté.