Gold Coast 24-26 January 2020

EVENTS PROGRAM

Starting Friday afternoon and continuing all weekend until Sunday night, journey through the history and roots of Cuban culture, dance and music in venues in the idyllic southern Gold Coast!!

Friday afternoon begins at 6pm with our Opening Ceremony on Kirra Beach & Welcome Party at Kirra Sports Club and includes I Am Ashé live performance, follow-me dance class by our artists plus performances by dance schools, & social dancing to live Cuban band & Cuban DJs.

Workshops then follow all day on Saturday & Sunday at The Kirra Hill Community Centre with the Showcase & party Saturday night with live Cuban Band at venue TBA.

All teaching sessions will cater for Beginner to Advanced level dancers & teachers of Cuban dance, as we have exceptional dance masters at your fingertips. 

PLUS - unique to Afrekete - most dance workshops are to live music by our incredible music maestros!

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Thursday 23rd January

Thursday 23rd January

If you are in town earlier please contact us for where we will have a pre-event get together. We look forward to sharing the weekend with you!
*Please email afrekete@protonmail.com for bookings & enquiries

Friday 24th January

Friday 24th January

6PM

Opening Ceremony
Kirra Beach

7PM - 12.45AM
Dinner (own cost) & Welcome Party, performances, DJs, plus follow-the-leader tasters of the weekend ahead
FREE EVENT for Full Ticket Holders Only
($25 prerelease online until 24th June or $30 on door to non-full-ticket holders)

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Saturday 25th January

Saturday 25th January
*Note weekend program subject to change*

KIRRA HILL COMMUNITY CENTRE
 1 Garrick St Coolangatta

10AM - 11AM
Rumba - Styling for women
Rumba - Columbia for men 

11.10AM - 12.10PM
Son - the father of Salsa

12.20PM - 1.20PM
Rumba Application – how to apply parts of Afro-Cuban Rumba to Casino/ Cuban Salsa & Son
(Bata Drum Masterclass at The Provincial Hotel)

1.20PM - 2.30PM
Lunch 
Lunch break

2.30PM - 3.30PM
Cuban Salsa Shines
(Bata Drum Masterclass at The Provincial Hotel)

3.40PM - 4.40PM
CASINO* - 
Cuban Salsa at it's best with the influence of the roots of Salsa throughout
(*Open & Advanced in separate space)
 
4.45PM
WORKSHOPS Q&A

5.00PM
WORKSHOPS CLOSE

9PM - 2AM
Afrekete Showcase Night Party & Dance night with live Cuban Salsa band including special guests Cuban DJs 
($35 at door or $25 prepaid via Booking Site)
FREE TO FULL PASS HOLDERS!!

Sunday 9th June

Sunday 26th January
*Note weekend program subject to change*

KIRRA HILL COMMUNITY CENTRE
 
1 Garrick St Coolangatta

10AM – 11AM
Arara dance* - 
AfreketeAsojano- the tribal dances honouring the earth & the ocean originating from Dahomey region (Nigeria)

11.10AM - 12.10PM
Bantu dance*
 - the tribal dances from the Congo

12.20-1.20PM
Merengue Franco-Haitiano*
 - the influence of the revolution in Haiti brought over to the east coast of Cuba

1.20PM - 2.20PM
Lunch break

2.30PM - 3.30PM
Yoruba song & drum - 
the ancient songs of the Yoruba tradition (South-west Nigeria, Togo, Benin) to live Bata drumming

3.30PM – 5.00PM
Yoruba dance* 
- Ancient Orisha dance of the Yoruba Tradition

5-5.15PM
CLOSE OF WORKSHOPS - CLOSING CEREMONY


9PM-1AM
***Our After-Party at The Night Cat with live band
(extra cost to all at the door)

What else is on?

~ Authentic Babalawo readings for clarity on your soul destiny*
~ Private dance, song or percussion lessons with any instructor*
~ Sunday night After-party*
~ Cuban dinner

*Additional activities at extra cost

ARTISTS

We have fantastic artists joining us for the weekend!
Here's the who's who...

VENUES

Kirra Hill Community Centre
1 Garrick St Coolangatta

Find Out More

STAY

Afrekete Gold Coast
Accommodation in and around Coolangatta