MELBOURNE 7-9 JUNE! 

EVENTS PROGRAM

Starting Friday night and continuing all weekend until Sunday night, journey through the history and roots of Cuban culture, dance and music in venues in Fitzroy in the heart of Melbourne's Latin Quarter!!

Friday night begins at 8pm with our Opening Ceremony & Welcome Party at Si Señorita Bar and includes I Am Ashé live performance, follow-me dance class by our artists plus performances by dance schools, & social dancing to live band Ella Trinidad & Cuban DJs, with our special guest MC Eric Turro Martinez.

Workshops then follow all day on Saturday & Sunday at The Night Cat with the Showcase & party Saturday night with live Cuban Band featuring special guest Latin-grammy nominated Cuban musician Elio Villafranca direct from New York thanks to the Melbourne Jazz Festival!!

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 6th June

Thursday 6th June

We apologise there will not be a pre-event screening but if you are in town earlier please contact us for where we may have a dinner & social get together look forward to sharing the weekend with you!
*Please email afrekete@protonmail.com for bookings & enquiries

Friday 7th June

Friday 7th June

6PM

Registrations Open
 Si Señorita Bar Fitzroy

8PM - 12.45AM
Welcome Party, performances, DJs, plus follow-the-leader tasters of the weekend ahead
FREE EVENT for Full Ticket Holders Only
($25 prerelease online until 6th June or $30 on door to non-full-ticket holders)

Our Friday Night Program:



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Saturday 8th June

Saturday 8th June
*Note weekend program has changed*

THE NIGHT CAT
 141 Johnston St Fitzroy

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 guest Elio Villafranca, Cuban DJs 
($60 at door or $39 prepaid via Booking Site)
FREE TO FULL PASS HOLDERS!!

Sunday 9th June

Sunday 9th June
*Note weekend program has changed*

THE NIGHT CAT - 141 Johnston St Fitzroy

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*

*Additional activities at extra cost

ARTISTS

We have fantastic artists joining us for the weekend - here's the complete who's who.

VENUES

Friday Opening Night Si Señorita Bar Fitzroy
Saturday/ Sunday The Night Cat Fitzroy


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STAY

Afrekete Winter Edition Melbourne
Accommodation in and around Fitzroy