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07 Jun - 09 Jun 2024, 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Embark on an exhilarating journey into Afro-Cuban dance and music at the "Alafia" Afro-Cuban Dance Festival, hosted at the Acosta Dance Centre from Friday, June 7th, to Sunday, June 9th, 2024. Immerse yourself in over two days of intensive Afro-Cuban dance training, featuring live music, dance, and songs. The festival caters to participants of all levels, from beginners to intermediate/advanced dancers, providing a unique opportunity to engage with celebrated Cuban artists and musicians.

Featured Artists:

  • Master Domingo Pau: Renowned for a 60-year career in Afro-Cuban arts.
  • Alexander Varona: Dancer and choreographer of Folkloric Ballet of Cuba.
  • Alfredo Garcia: Expert in fusing ballet with Afro-Cuban roots.
  • Luanda Pau: Dancer, model, and Afro-Cuban dance educator with extensive cultural experience teaching Cuban Folklore and Cuban dances.

Singers Line-Up:

  • Martha Galarraga: Energetic vocalist celebrated for Afro-Cuban & Caribbean music.
  • Juan Carlos Angarica: Lead vocalist of Abbilona and Afro-Cuban culture music expert.

Price:

  • Full Pass: £175 (Limited availability).
  • One-day pass: £100 (subject to availability).
  • Early birds: £160 (book by Feb 10). Note: Travel and accommodation in London are NOT included.

Join us for an unforgettable experience, exploring Afro-Cuban dance and music in the heart of the Acosta Dance Centre. For more information and inquiries, please email info@acostadancecentre.com.

Other Featured Artists joining us for Alafia: Damaris Hechevarria, Kumasy Pau, Maikel Mota, Julio Molina, Adé Crisping, and Gerardo de Armas.

Please note: The event's lineup and times are subject to change without notice.

Program:

  • Friday 7th June: Festival Opening at 10 am, featuring live music, a DJ, and a social party.
  • Saturday 8th June: Dance workshops from 10 am, night activities will include Salsa Rueda Timba classes, shows, live band, DJ, social, and party until late.
  • Sunday 9th June: Dance workshops from 10, closing the festival with Open Salsa Rueda, Timba, Conga, and live music outdoors.

This event aims to share the authenticity of Afro-Cuban culture with participants in the UK.

DETAILS

PRICE
£100.00£175.00
DATE
07 Jun - 09 Jun 2024
TIME
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Age

18+

Duration

3 days

Level

Advanced, All levels, Beginners, Dance Students, General, Improvers, Intermediate

Day of the week

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Style

Folklore

Studio

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