This year’s global village at the Saskatoon Folkfest housed five different countries, including three from Africa.
Colourful clothing was on display and an array of foods were served up from Ghana, Sierra Leone and Ethiopia at the Henk Ruys Soccer Centre.
Ethiopia, located on the eastern side of the continent in the Horn of Africa, made its Folkfest debut.
In a tight space bursting with people, members of Saskatoon’s Ethiopian community sold meat and vegetarian stews served with freshly-baked injera, a spongy bread often used to scoop up the flavorful dishes.
Ethiopia is one of a couple countries who claim to be the birthplace of coffee, and those who wanted a taste got to sit in chairs and watch the unique process of the caffeinated beverage being brewed from scratch.
It may have been right beside the Ethiopian pavilion, but geographically, Sierra Leone is on the opposite side of the continent.
Festival-goers lined-up to sample delicious meat pies and bean cakes along with a traditional drink made of ginger.
The colours and culture of Ghana, located east of Sierra Leone on Africa’s west coast, were also represented at Folk Fest, where many tried goat kebabs for the first time.
Folkfest runs until midnight Saturday.
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