MELBOURNE 7-9 JUNE! 

EVENTS PROGRAM

The journey starts Friday night and continues all weekend until Sunday night and all a couple of venues in Fitzroy in the heart of Melbourne's Latin Quarter!!

Friday night begins at 7pm with our Welcome Party and includes follow-me dance class by our artists plus performances by dance schools, & social dancing to live band & Cuban DJs.

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!!

Throughout the weekend, you will journey through the history & roots of Cuban culture through to the official closing ceremony!

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

3-6PM

Pre-event Masterclass
(TBA)

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
*Please email afrekete@protonmail.com for bookings and eligibility

Friday 7th June

Friday 7th June

6PM

Registrations Open
Venue TBA 

 

7PM - 12AM
Welcome Party, performances, DJs, plus follow-the-leader tasters of the weekend ahead
FREE EVENT for Full Ticket Holders Only
($20 prepaid or $25 on door to non-full-ticket holders)

Saturday 8th June

Saturday 8th June

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 Yuka & Palo tribal dance 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
Lunchtime

2.20PM - 3.20PM
Yoruba song & drum -
the ancient songs of the Yoruba tradition (South-west Nigeria, Togo, Benin) to live Bata drumming

3.30PM - 5PM
Yoruba dance* - Orisha dance of the 2 reigning Orishas as divined by Letra Del Año - Oshun (Goddess of Love, the Rivers) & Ogun (Warrior of metals, truth, the forest)

5PM
CLOSE OF WORKSHOPS

8PM - 2AM
Afrekete Showcase Night Party & Dance night with live Cuban Salsa band including special guest Elio Villafranca, Cuban DJs 
($60 at door or $40 prepaid via Booking Site)
FREE TO FULL PASS HOLDERS!!

Sunday 9th June

Sunday 9th June

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

12.20AM - 1.20PM
Rumba Application – how to apply parts of Afro-Cuban Rumba to Casino/ Cuban Salsa & Son (Open Level in Space 1)

1.20PM - 2.20PM
Lunch 
Lunch-time session
OPEN LEVEL MUSICALITY WORKSHOP
Understanding Afro-Cuban Music and it's influence in Timba Cubana (the Salsa music of today)

2.30PM - 3.30PM
Cuban Salsa Shines

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)
 
4.45-5.15PM
WORKSHOPS CLOSE (Q&A & CLOSING CEREMONY)

9PM-1AM
***Our After-Party at The Night Cat with live band
(extra cost to all - $10 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 Cuban dinner*
~ 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 TBA
Saturday/ Sunday THE NIGHT CAT
141 Johnston St Fitzroy

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STAY

Afrekete Winter Edition Melbourne
Accommodation in and around Fitzroy