Our events are now virtual due to COVID-19. The Issamba Centre will be open for walk-in

in Spring 2021. All our in-person activities are postponed for now. 

Please contact us for one-on-one support

A hub for African, Caribbean diaspora and  African Descent communities on Vancouver Island

      Centre Culturel et Social pour les Personnes d'Ascendance Africaine


About Us

Issamba Centre is a hub for People of African origin and of African descent, and a gateway for engagement with Africa and the Caribbean. We are the only African Descent Centre in BC, and are proud to be the first on Vancouver Island.


  • African Cultural Week/AfriCa Fest 2021
    May 23, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
    A one-day cultural celebration featuring - Dance workshop (Afrobeat) - Intro to Balafon playing - Drumming workshop: Djembé ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Join us as we also celebrate the 5th year of the United Nations’ International Decade for People of African Descent
  • Wakanda Gala
    Sep. 25, 6:00 p.m.
    Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
    To wrap up the end of the annual AfriCa Fest & African Cultural Week, we host a gala where we bring the kingdom of Wakanda to Victoria, BC
  • Issamba - A Journey Through African Rooted-Rhythms
    Sep. 26, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
    Join us for unforgettable evening to the depths of African Rooted-rhythms with ISSAMBA!

What We Offer

From information/referrals to educational and cultural programs, we can help.




The African Art & Cultural Community Contributor Incorp. is supported by the Government of Canada’s Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative and the Tropicana Community Services.

Thank you for your generous support!


African Arts & Cultural Centre: A hub for people of African Descent

Centre Culturel et Social pour les Personnes d'Ascendance Africaine

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