FRANCOFEST celebrates the diversity of the Acadian, francophone and francophile cultures of the Halifax Regional Municipality. Francofest highlights talents from the French-speaking community through cultural, artistic, sportive and social events.
American jazz composer, pianist, radio personality, and three-time GRAMMY Award winning musician Ramsey Lewis is a jazz legend. The iconic jazz star is known for his light swinging jazz that never fails to set the mood. Ramsey Lewis discovered his love for piano at the young age of four, and worked his way up to his radio smash hit the The 'In' Crowd in 1965. Since then he has recorded over 80 albums and was personally congratulated on his 80th birthday by President Barack Obama, who said “You’ve filled our lives with music and with joy.”