Afrekete Afro-Cuban Dance & Music Camp

Festivals and Celebrations

26 Jan 2022 to 30 Jan 2022 Annual Event

Australia’s Annual Afro-Cuban Dance & Music Camp on the Gold Coast every January.

An exciting weekend exploring the history of Cuban culture through dance and music workshops plus performances in the Roots of Salsa from Australia’s greatest Cuban artists.

Afrekete 2022 will be held over 5 days:
Day 1: Celebrating Cuba in Australia Day with intercultural sharing from the local Yugambeh Indigenous elders Luther Cora and family, esteemed Gerib Sik Torres Strait Islander Corporation alongside the Afrekete artistic team while creating a Mural Art on the Southern Beaches Community Garden’s shed.

Day 2: Pre-event party at the Salty Fox rooftop bar atop Rydges Gold Coast Airport hotel.

Day 3: Official Opening Night – “A Night in Cuba” with professional Cuban showcase to live band Lazaro Numa and Sabor a Cuba – includes Cuban dinner

Day 4: Workshops in dance & music in the African Roots of Salsa followed by a ‘Hotter than Havana Night’ White party to live 10-piece Afro-Cuban dance band El Timbon.

Day 5: Workshops from the Rumba to the popular Cuban dances Son and Casino ending with a Rhythm Revolution celebrating their 10th birthday with rhythms of around the world, Cuban roast spit and markets throughout the day.

An authentic piece of Cuba on the Gold Coast.


Tickets from FREE-to-community right through to Full Weekend Passes.

Event Dates

Annual Event

26 Jan 2022 to 30 Jan 2022

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