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Celebrated multidisciplinary arts festival AfroChic Toronto is stepping things up several notches with their annual event this summer titled ‘AfroChic: 4D!’

The ninth-annual event, which celebrates Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Canadian music, art, fashion and culture, is certainly living up to  its theme with a strong technology element woven throughout the event which will feature several technology activations including virtual reality gaming, digital art installations,  workshops on augmented reality and projection mapping.

Hosted by radio personality, the midday host of Flow935, Toronto’s only hip hop station Alicia ‘Ace’ West and and cultural curator, storyteller and creative, Nigel D. Birch the immersive experience will feature  live conversations, a pitch contest, and an e-commerce marketplace.

And even better? Elle Canada‘s  Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Craft will have a much anticipated fireside chat with Issa Rae. Expect an in-depth conversation about digital advancements in storytelling, mentorship, health and wellness, career elevation and owning your journey.

Other acts expected include Nigerian American stars Wale and Jidenna.

The event is sponsored by Bumble Canada, TD Canada  and Launchpad Toronto.

Tickets are on sale via eventbrite or afrochic.ca.