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Common to headline Afrikadey! Festival in Calgary [News]

Calgary, AB – That’s right, Prairie hip-hop heads — you read that correctly. Chicago’s smooth-talking rapper-actor-author-stud muffin, Common, is headlining Calgary’s annual Afrikadey! Festival. The festival takes place Aug. 7 – 10, with daylong festivities and main stage performances going down at Prince’s Island Park on Aug. 10. Watch local rapper Pos-R spit the microphone, or get funky with some of the international roots-soul-funk performers including Quebec’s kora-playing guitarist Diely Mori Tounkara and Winnipeg’s NAfro Band. And don’t forget about the food. The festival has some of the best noshes around town— try the goat. Life changing. Besides, nothing goes better together than good food, and good music.

Common to headline Afrikadey! Festival in Calgary [News] -

Common to headline Afrikadey! Festival in Calgary [News] -

Common to headline Afrikadey! Festival in Calgary [News] -

About Common

Common – born Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. – is already pretty popular amongst the city’s hip-hop lovers. Since the launch of the Calgary-filmed Hell On Wheels television series (where Common stars as the Elam Ferguson), Common has been known to make cameo appearances on the Instagram feeds of diehard local fans who bump into him around town. So make those “Ghetto Dreams” a reality, and hit up the festival later on this summer.

Twitter: @Afrikadey | @Common

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