25-27 JANUARY 2019

ABOUT AFREKETE

A weekend of dance & music workshops and performances in the Roots of Salsa from Australia's & New Zealand's great Cuban artists..

Afrekete is an Not-for-Profit Organisation set up to promote authentic Cuban culture in Australia. We do this through our annual event on the Gold Coast as well as workshops leading up to the main event.

Afrekete comes from the word for the Ocean Mother energy of the Arara Tradition originally from Dahomey region in Nigeria and came to Cuba with the slaves.

It is also the name of our annual Cuban Culture Festival by the Sea, featuring over 12 invited dance & music artists.

Come and share this special gathering with us, to co-create an energetic centre and connect to the roots of this sacred ancestry, to be able to experience a real piece of Cuba now on the Gold Coast!!

It starts with an Opening Ceremony with cultural exchange from local Indigenous Cultural Welcome & dance and Afro-Cuban ritual dance and drumming, which continues over a whole weekend of dance and music workshops & live music nights with performances by Cuban dance & music maestros. Feel the heartbeat of Cuba and let the rhythm move you...

Friday 27th - Sunday 29th January 2019