A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada
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Toronto is quickly becoming one of the world-centres for African music.

True. When Opiyo Oloya first came to Canada in 1981, there was very little African music anywhere to be heard. Today Toronto is considered the capital of African music in North America and rivals the international epicentre in Paris, France. AfroFest, an annual event celebrating traditional and contemporary African music and dance, began in 1989. In the early days, the acts had to be imported and attendance nudged up to 2,000. Ten years later, AfroFest can't accommodate all the local African Canadian acts deserving showcase, and attendance is consistently reaching 10,000 plus.