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The Festival d'été francophone de Vancouver invites you on June  25th to enjoy a free concert.


The Festival d'été francophone de Vancouver invites you on June 25th to enjoy a free concert. This year, the Radio-Canada's Discovery of the Year 2021-2022 in world music, Joyce N'sana will be collaborating with some of Vancouver's favourite artists of African background, Jacky Essombe & Yoro Noukoussi, Kocassalé Dioubaté. to create new and unique musical arrangements.

June 25th - 1 p.m. : CIVIC PLAZA - 126 West 14th Street, North Vancouver



Joyce N’sana is the voice of Afrobluehop. Radio-Canada’s Discovery of the Year for 2021-2022 made her name with Reggae, but this diminutive woman with a big voice now makes music in a delicious blend of Afro-blues and Hip-hop. Growing up in war-torn Congo, she has one clear and determined message: the art of peace. She has drawn attention for her “incredible intensity” (Éric Barette, Radio-Canada) and for her “survivor’s fervour” (Stéphane Laporte, La Voix) and her new EP "Obosso" has been praised as “high calibre” (Jean-François Côté, Radio-Canada). She takes her audience on an emotional roller coaster, both with the stirring rhythms of her music and her voice that straddles sweetness and raucous ascents.

It is no accident that Joyce N’sana has won many awards over recent years. This Congolese-Quebecer released her first EP in March 2016 and stayed at #1 in Canada for the whole summer in the Earshot ratings for the World Music category. The same year, her EP was named "World Music Album of the Year" by CJLO radio. In 2017, she made an appearance on the show La Voix, in 2018 she won in the Montreal finals of the Landmark Events Showcase, and in 2019 she was a finalist in Vitrines XP. As she has recently been named Radio-Canada’s Discovery of the Year for 2021-2022, she will present her new EP "Obosso", available on all the major platforms.


Originally from Cameroon, Jacky Essombe grew up in Yaoundé and Paris and now lives in Vancouver. She has toured in Canada, the United States and Europe with major recording artists and has appeared on television and radio in Canada, Europe and Africa. A true cultural liaison and an enthusiastic ambassador for the African culture, Jacky's passion for her culture inspired her to become a best-selling author, professional dancer, dance teacher, storyteller, trainer and speaker and a TV and radio show host. She uses dance as a medium to express life to its fullest and also as a journey to a higher level of consciousness. She loves to share the traditions, history and culture of Africa, and the wisdom of her ancestors, and she truly believes that the Western world can benefit from the ancient wisdom of indigenous people. Jacky will be joined by the multi-instrumentalists and talented, Yoro Noukoussi & Kocassalé Dioubaté to give you an unforgettable performance for the 33rd Festival d'été francophone de Vancouver.

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