Mercedes Caxaj has contributed to the ongoing success of multiple arts and non-profit organizations and festivals in southern Ontario, Canada. Mercedes is now the Co-Artistic Director for the world music festival, TD Sunfest, which presents thoughtful, innovative global arts programming in London, Ontario, Canada.
TD Sunfest is Canada’s Premier celebration of World Music & Jazz which is held each July in beautiful Victoria Park, London, Ontario. This FREE ADMISSION festival. Every summer since 1995, Sunfest has brought together hundreds of thousands of people of all ages and cultures for four days of exemplary music, dance, crafts and cuisine from around the globe. This unique, high profile event features over 35 top professional world music & dance, and jazz ensembles based in Canada and abroad.
Over the years, Sunfest has showcased international headliners from nearly every region of our planet, including Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and First Nations territories. During the rest of the year, Sunfest presents the World Music & Jazz Series at London’s historic Aeolian Hall and other venues in London, Ontario. In addition, we have Sunfest in the schools, and visual art exhibits twice a year at The Arts Project in downtown London.