Festival Kompa Zouk transforms King St. W into Tropical getaway

TORONTO, July 27, 2017 /CNW/ - From August 5-6, 2017, Toronto's David Pecaut Square (215 King St W) will be transformed into a Tropical getaway as part of the 9th edition of Festival Kompa Zouk. The popular French Creole festival returns this year with a new concept, "Saveurs d'ici et d'ailleurs", where visitors will be immersed in the sights, sounds and taste of the Caribbean. Some of Toronto's most talented creole chefs will be on-site serving up mouth-watering favorites such as Fritay Lakay, a traditional Haitian dish prepared with fried banana, meat and fish.

As always, music and the arts will also be a major component of this year's festival, which will feature artists from Dominica, Haiti, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Mauritius, St. Lucia and Brazil. Other highlights include an exhibition from the Black Canadian Network (BCN) focused on the presence and experience of the early African arrivals to Canada before 1867, a book signing with Haitian author Madeleine Bégon, workshops with Melorize Dance Company, Guerline Cribe of Luxury Hair Care, and a special workshop for children and families with Brazilian entertainment group Zumbamini.

Festival Kompa Zouk's Family Day will take place on Aug 5th from 4-10 pm. Festivities will culminate with FKZO's annual concert on August 6th, 4-10 pm. All events are free and open to everyone.

About FKZO Inc.

FZKO Inc. was founded in June 2009, with the intention of generating a cultural space for the French-Caribbean communities. FKZO Inc. is a non-profit organization celebrating the French-Caribbean values through music, dance, cuisine, arts and crafts, which demonstrates the magnitude and diversity of the Canadian French-Caribbean community.

FKZO Inc. cultural events are unique because it promotes French & Creole cultures attracting people from English, French, Guadeloupean, Haitian, Martiniquean, Mauritius, Seychellois communities in addition to the large community in the GTA.

SOURCE Festival Kompa Zouk Ontario Inc.

For further information: For interviews and more information visit www.fkzo.ca or contact info 647-915-2018, MEDIA@FKZO.CA

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