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Welcome to Issamba Centre

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

Centre Culturel et Social pour les Personnes d'Ascendance Africaine

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About Us

Issamba Centre, located on the lək̓ʷəŋən Traditional Territory — Songhees Nation, 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.

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Upcoming Events

  • The Spirit of Africa Night & Community Gala
    May 21, 6:30 p.m.
    Victoria, 108 Niagara St, Victoria, BC V8V 1E9, Canada
    Join us for an unforgettable evening of African music, food, fashion, and community recognition.
  • ISSAMBA Showcase - Your Journey Through the Depths of African Rooted-Rhythms (1)
    May 27, 6:30 p.m. – May 28, 9:30 p.m.
    The Sooke Community Theater, EMCS 6218 Sooke Road Sooke BC V9Z 1J1
    ISSAMBA celebrates the finest blend of artistry from all five African regions, with exciting musical performances from world-renowned African-born Artists
  • ISSAMBA Showcase - Your Journey Through the Depths of African Rooted-Rhythms
    May 28, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    Victoria, 2121 Cadboro Bay Rd, Victoria, BC V8R 5G4, Canada
    IISSAMBA Showcase celebrates the finest blend of artistry from all five African regions, with exciting musical performances from world-renowned African-born artists.