The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Arts and Entertainment

A music genre from Nigeria is shaking up the global music industry. 

Afrobeats, the popular African music genre, contains a 21st century fusion of Western rap influences and contemporary Ghanaian and Nigerian pop music.

Featuring food, music and luchadores, Mexifest will take over Eau Claire Plaza from July 5 to 7. 

The three-day celebration of Mexican culture and entertainment  aims to bring a taste of the country  to Calgary. One of the festival’s events is a salsa competition for the best dipping sauces. Most people come to enjoy authentic dishes and see live events, along with a wrestling ring featuring luchadores, or professional wrestlers from Mexico.

vegfest pamelaDr. Pamela Fergusson is a Registered Dietitian with 15 years of experience. She would be speaking at VegFest about changing lives through better nutrition. Photo courtesy of VegFest.

Head down to Calgary VegFest this Saturday for a chance to enjoy an epic one-day festival filled with food trucks, music, a marketplace with over 80 vendors, kids activity games, a chill zone for pet dogs, interactive game activities, a beer garden with local musicians which is family friendly, art installations, and well-known industry speakers talking about a range of topics and social issues which has to do with the way food is produced and consumed.

babylon film copy copyBabylon film explores London’s torn racial history. Photo Courtesy of Uncarved.

Babylon, a controversial movie directed by Franco Rosso originally produced in 1980 was never released because of its potential to generate racial conflict. This fascinating film, in more ways than one, follows the fictional character “Blue” a reggae DJ who's trying to make ends meet in the racially divided community of South London in the late ‘70s.