4th - 6th AUGUST 2023
Starting Friday with A Night in Cuba with official Welcome, Professional showcase a Queensland PREMIERE music documentary screening of Cuba My Soul & continuing all weekend with dance & music workshops & an optional day trip Monday..
Journey through the history and roots of Cuban Culture, Dance and Music in the tropics of North Queensland!
We are excited about our special Tropical Edition which will start on Friday with a pre-event exclusive screening of Cuba My Soul music documentary after our Afro-Cuban A Night in Cuba Showcase, then continue over the weekend of Afro-Cuban song, dance & rhythm workshops as well as live Cuban band & DJ, plus an optional day trip to the beautiful Magnetic Island post-event Monday.
The whole main event will take place in one place – the iconic Seagulls Resort in a very central location up from the Strand.
Event Passes are available NOW and Accommodation available to book directly through Seagulls
(NB online bookings will show booked out as we have reserved all the rooms under Afrekete Cuban Festival – ring and book direct and let them know you are booking one of our reserved rooms).
Seagulls contact details :
T: (07) 4721 3111
FULL EVENT PROGRAM
THURSDAY 3rd AUGUST
7.30pm Welcome pre-party at Heritage Exchange – FREE to community
FRIDAY 4th AUGUST
6pm A Night in Cuba Showcase & Cuba My Soul screening @Dancenorth
9.30pm Afterpartyto DJ @Seagulls
SATURDAY 5th AUGUST
8am Beach Drumming Ceremony
10am-5.40pm Workshops @Seagulls
7pm Cuban Dinner
8.30pm White Hot Havana Night with Cuban Band & DJs @Seagulls
SUNDAY 6th AUGUST
10am-5pm Workshops @Seagulls
5.30pm Closing Ceremony
(6.30pm Optional Silent Disco Walking Tour of The Strand Ephemera Exhibition)
MONDAY 7th AUGUST
9.30am Optional Boat Trip around Magnetic Island & Salsa on Horseshoe Bay -Bookings essential