Wednesday 26th To Sunday 30th January 2022
Starting Wednesday with our Community Mural Art project and continuing all weekend until Sunday's World Rhythm Extravaganza...
Journey through the history and roots of Cuban Culture, Dance and Music on the idyllic Southern Gold Coast!
Our special 10th Birthday Edition starts on Wednesday with a unique collaboration mural art project “Roots of Rhythm” at the Southern Beaches Community Garden, with Indigenous Ceremony, Afro-Cuban song, dance & rhythm as well as Torres Strait Island song, dance & rhythm and an authentic KupMurri lunch. Then a pre-party Thursday night at the new Salty Fox Rooftop Bar at Rydges Gold Coast Airport.
Friday night begins at 7pm with our Official Opening Night, our “A Night in Cuba’ Showcase featuring performances by our local artists and invited Cuban artists to incredible live music by extra special guests Sabor a Cuba live band, plus authentic Cuban dinner & social practice dance.
Workshops then follow all day on Saturday & Sunday, with a White Hot Havana Night to live Cuban Timba band El Timbon Saturday night to practice your moves.
The weekend culminates in a Feria Cubana Market Day Sunday with intercultural performances, and a Rhythm Revolution celebration of our 10th anniversary.with authentic Cuban Asado.
All teaching sessions will cater for Beginner to Advanced level dancers & teachers of Cuban dance, as we have exceptional dance masters at your fingertips. WE HAVE SOME FREE TO THE COMMUNITY PARTS TO THIS EVENT – ENQUIRE NOW!
AND – unique to Afrekete – most dance workshops are to live music by our incredible music maestros!
*IF COVID BORDER & SOCIAL DISTANCING RESTRICTIONS PREVAIL,
OUR 2022 EVENT WILL RUN ONLINE/ LIVE STREAMED