Australia's Unique Cuban Culture & Spirit Festival...by the sea!
Afrekete is Community Organisation set up to promote authentic Cuban culture in Australia. We do this through our annual events as well as workshops leading up to the main events.
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 Afro-Cuban Roots Festival by the Sea on the Gold Coast, featuring over 12 invited dance & music artists - and now also a Special Edition in Melbourne!
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 in Australia!!
We start with an Official Opening Ceremony with cultural exchange from local Indigenous Cultural Welcome and Afro-Cuban ritual dance and drumming, then continue 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 24th - Sunday 26th January 2020