With having adopted children of African descent, our family is always on the lookout for cool things happening in and around Ottawa that allow us to celebrate the different cultures, sights, sounds and smells of Africa. Of course, we like to participate in any kind of festival, but we feel personally connected to Africa so when I heard that there was going to be an entire festival, in our own back yard, we grabbed the kids, I grabbed the camera and headed out the door!
We didn’t stay for the the entire festival. We had hoped to, but with a 3 and 5 year old, their attention spans were limited and the heat was making them cranky. We did, however, catch an AMAZING performance by the Burundi Drummers of Burundi, East Africa and WOW…I mean, WOW were they amazing!! I could have watched them dance and drum all day!! The way they moved, the beautiful music they were creating was so awesome. Needless to day, my attention, and my camera, stayed focused on them for a while!
Can’t wait to hit up the Ottawa African Festival next year. This festival is still in its infancy so I imagine it can only get better from here!