Afrekete Afro-Cuban Dance, Music & Culture Festival

Afrekete Afro-Cuban Dance, Music & Culture Festival

61-79 Mandalay Ave, Nelly Bay QLD 4819, Australia

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Summary

Date & time

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Overview

Australia's unique Annual Afro-Cuban Dance, Music and Culture Celebration. An exciting weekend exploring the history of Cuban culture through dance and percussion workshops plus performances in the roots of salsa from Australia's greatest Cuban dance and music artists. Afrekete 2024 will be held for the 2nd time in the Townsville LGA, this time on the beautiful island paradise of Yunbenun, Magnetic Island, home of the Wulgurukaba people. Thursday 6th June 2024 Rumba in the Rum-bar Pre-event warm up party Heritage Exchange Townsville Friday 7th June 2024 Opening Ceremony & Welcome to Cuba Party Amaroo on Mandalay Saturday 8th June 2024 'World Ocean Day' Workshops in Cuban dance and music from the Afro-Cuban Rumbas to the popular Cuban dances Son and Casino 'Havana Under the Sea' Blue & White Ocean themed dance party to live Cuban Band and DJ Amaroo on Mandalay Sunday 9th June 2024 Workshops in Afro-Cuban dance to live percussion - the African Roots of the popular Salsa @Amaroo on Mandalay Closing Beach Ceremony Plus authentic Cuban dinner Saturday night and Artisan stalls An authentic piece of Cuba in North Queensland. Add-on: Trip around Magnetic Island on foot, bus or boat Monday 10th June

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61-79 Mandalay Ave, Nelly Bay QLD 4819, Australia

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Public Toilet
  • Restaurant

Location

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Afrekete Afro-Cuban Dance, Music & Culture Festival

61-79 Mandalay Ave, Nelly Bay QLD 4819, Australia

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

Destination Gold Coast acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. 
 
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout Southeast Queensland.