Ethnik Festival of Arts & Culture 2023

Ethnik Festival of Arts & Culture 2023

The Annual Ethnik Festival of Arts and Culture is the premier, all-inclusive flagship festival of Ethnik Festivals Association. It is part of the celebration of Black History (Excellence) in the Month of February each year. Members of the Afro-Canadian/ Caribbean communities come together to celebrate diversity, and inclusivity and share their vibrant cultural traditions with other communities from across Canada. Our goal is to promote leadership and inform and inspire younger generations to express genuine versions of themselves through the lens of Afro-Canadian and many other world art traditions.

The 2023 edition was a display of creative genius from artists in Calgary, other parts of Canada, and around the world to the viewing pleasure of audiences online across the globe. More so, festival participants got to win lots of consolation prizes during the festival quiz competition.

24th February 2023 – Calgary Food War.

Taking place at the Village Commons in East Village is our pre-festival activation. This is the official kick-off of the festival where 4 notable Calgarians will be in a cooking competition to be presided over by Canada’s Top Celebrity Chef and Host on National T.V. in the person of Chef Roger Mooking. Other local artists will be performing to the delight of the audience. Limited seating is available.

25th February 2023 – Main Festival Day

Taking place at the TELUS Convention center in downtown Calgary is the main festival activities from 12 noon to 6 pm. Featuring local and international talents/ acts presenting various forms of artistic and cultural presentations.

A single ticket grants participants access to the 2 days of festivities so keep your tickets to gain access to these events. Free entrance for children ages 12 and below.

Tickets available via

Join us and WIN BIG. Participants will also have the opportunity of winning gift items especially our annual ICE-CREAM supply for 1 year for 2 winners, courtesy of Righteous Gelato.
Filming and Photography Notice –
Please be advised that your presence at the Ethnik Festival of Arts and Culture either as a member of the audience or performer during the filming/ taping or photography constitutes your consent to the possibility of your voice and likeness being used without compensation, in the unlimited distribution, promotion, advertising, exhibition and exploitation of the program in any and all media by any method or device known or hereafter devised, and you release Ethnik Festivals Association and its subsidiaries from any liability in connection with such usage. Thank you for your understanding.

All attendees to the festival including guests and performers are free to wear a mask if they choose to do so.


Local businesses and individuals are encouraged to showcase their goods and services during this festival. For more information about buying a table, please contact


The 2023 edition of this festival will also be live-streamed for audiences who will be joining us from other parts of the world. Kindly take note and connect to watch us live. The online link will be updated soon.

2023 International & Local Artists Lineup

Donald Ray Johnson

Grammy Award-Winning Artist

Alison Hinds

Caribbean Queen of Soca


Ghanaian Dancehall Sensation

Roger Mooking

Celebrity Chef

Wakefield Brewster

Calgary Poet Laureate

Radwa Nasr

Egyptian Folk Dancer/ Performer

Titilope Sonuga

Poet. Playwright. Performer

Harp Angel


Sabrina Naz

Choreographer/ Dancer

Grand Komanda

MC/ Comedian

Perpetual Atife

Saxophonists/ Songwriter


Hip Hop Artist

Chantal Chagnon

Cree/ Metis Singer/ Artist

Alot of Poetry

Spoken Word Artist


Musician/ Artist

Robson Maurice

Drummer/ Composer

Sashae Spronk

Singer/ Song Writer

Kaithola Music Band

Indian Rock Music Band


MC/ Comedian

Priscille Bukasa

Spoken Word Artist


Spoken Word Artist

Natalia Chai

R&B/Neosoul Singer-Songwriter

Isimeme Efeduma

MC/ Compere

Also Performing
Calgary Police Diversity Group, Carifest Dancers, Afro Canadian & Caribbean Community Associations, Diversity Performing Club of Calgary, and many more.