Afrekete Afro-Cuban Culture Festival
25 January - 27 January
14:00 PM - 19:00 PM
Kirra Hill Community & Cultural Centre
Cuba is coming to the Southern Gold Coast on Australia Day long weekend with the Afrekete Afro-Cuban Culture Festival.
Come and enjoy a whole weekend of Cuban dance, music workshops, performances, live percussion, dance party and Cuban market.
More Info from organiser:
Afrekete is an Not-for-Profit Organisation set up to promote authentic Cuban culture in Australia. We do this through our annual event on the Gold Coast as well as workshops leading up to the main event.
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 Cuban Culture & Spirituality Festival by the Sea, featuring over 12 invited dance & music artists.
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 now on the Gold Coast!!
It starts with an Opening Ceremony with cultural exchange from local Indigenous Cultural Welcome & dance and Afro-Cuban ritual dance and drumming, which continues 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...
Contact Name: Christina Monneron
Contact Phone: 0432 509 519
Contact Email: email@example.com