Mas Cencerro is a local African drum/dance collective that pops up occasionally in great spots and events in the area. If you want to experience some great djembe and dundun music or cool traditional dance, check them out.
The Goatworks is a local African drum shop owned by Chris Kennedy, who also promotes local drum workshops etc. You can buy pretty much any west African musical gear here
Dendê Do Recife is Halifax’s capoeira group. Founded in 2005 by Mestre Azeitona, Mestre Fabinho Cuencas, and Professora Paula, the group is now lead by the super-talented Mestre Ross Burns (also of Gypsophilia and more!).