• Posted:Tuesday, July 13, 2010
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Why not experience a taste of Africa from a Montreal hostel?
The World Cup in South Africa may be over, but there is still a chance to experience a feel of the continent in Canada.

The Festival International Nuits D'Afrique starts tomorrow (July 13th) and lasts until July 25th, so it could be worth checking out for those who are into their African song and dance.

Prices for the shows vary, but between July 22nd and 25th there will be four days of free shows for the Village des Nuits d'Afrique event, which will be a "complete experience in a unique atmosphere as typical as Africa, Caribbean and Latin America", according to the organisers.

This extravaganza will be put on at the Place Emilie Gamelin, in the very heart of the city, so those who wish to be based there may want to book a cheap hostel in Montreal as soon as possible to avoid being disappointed.

Each year since 1987 every edition of the festival has had its own charm and personality and the organisers noted "that is one of the important reasons it thrives".

They added: "At the forefront of artistic creativity the Festival plumbs a vast pool of talent from here to Timbuktu, across great oceans to Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America."

In 2005 and 2007 the Canadian-based event picked up the award in Montreal's Excellence in Tourism Awards Gala des Grands Prix du Tourisme Quebecois category and since 1990 there has been outdoor activities on show, as well as the indoor singing and dancing by a variety of acts.

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