Lanre Ajayi and Alison Hinds at Carifest
Lanre Ajayi and Alison Hinds | Still: Courtesy of My City Speaks To Me


Annual event celebrates Caribbean culture, diversity, music, and cuisine

Enjoy the sound, music, and food from the island paradise! Lanre Ajayi recently swung by Carifest, an annual celebration that shines the spotlight on Caribbean culture.

Hosted by the Caribbean Community Council of Calgary, the event featured international guest artists Machel Montano, Alison Hinds, and Patrice Roberts alongside masqueraders, bands, deejays, and, of course, a stunning parade.

“This two-day event features some spectacular artists all the way from the Caribbean and there’s going to be a lot of activities packed in— the food, the music, the colourful display of costumes…” exclaims Ajayi. “This festival features lots of fun and fanfare with great and amazing artists from all over the Caribbean.”

Tune into the next episode of My City Speaks To Me to get a glimpse of this colourful festival.

About My City Speaks To Me

A Nigerian artist and fashion designer based in Calgary, Lanre Ajayi is driven to develop and launch an ethical fashion line in Canada.

Shared as part of The Storytelling Project, My City Speaks To Me. The Calgary Edition. is his web series that documents the people, places, and events that make Calgary a spectacular place to live.

Follow him on Twitter at @lanreajayii and on Instagram at @lanreajayi1.

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