Djely Tapa, a Montreal-based musician who blends desert blues with electric experimentation, is a Juno-winner who'll play Prismatic Festival this fall.

Prismatic Festival announces 2022 lineup

The celebration of Indigenous and BIPOC artists returns September 26-October 9.

The multi-disciplinary Prismatic Festival—an annual multi-day cultural event that gives a platform to artists of colour—is returning to Halifax this fall, a press release announced today. From September 26 to October 9, theatre, dance, film, music, visual arts and more will light up spaces around the city. Today's release from the festival named 12 of the artists that'll be part of its 2022 slate.

Amongst the names? Juno-winning musicians Celeigh Cardinal and Djely Tapa (pictured above), local digital collage artist Emmanuel Nwogbo, decorated playwright/actor Cliff Cardinal and the contemporary circus performers Breaking Circus (who'll be performing alongside Halifax improv music legends Upstream).
It was announced in 2021 that Prismatic would double down on Halifax as its home base, after a few years of split programming between here and Ottawa. With 2022 being its first post-pandemic event, this is very good news for Nova Scotians, who'll get to enjoy a full schedule of performance and creation from the fest. 

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Morgan Mullin

Morgan is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at The Coast, where she writes about everything from what to see and do around Halifax to profiles of the city’s creative class to larger cultural pieces. She’s been with The Coast since 2016.

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