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Johannesburg Afro-Latin Festival – Launch Event | Johannesburg

15 March @ 17:00 - 21:00 SAST


This is the official launch event for The Johannesburg Afro-Latin Festival!

Taking place 15-18 March 2018, the event aims to be an enlightening and entertaining experience for local and international guests, focusing on salsa, bachata, kizomba and Afro-beat initially, and an opportunity to learn more about the provenance and development of these genres and styles.

The Launch will take place over two official days — Friday 16 and Saturday 17 March 2018 — and feature:

– 30+ workshops over three days (increased from 18 – Sunday morning bonus workshops added!)
– Dance, music and general education workshops and seminars
– All flavours of salsa, bachata, kizomba and even Afro-Beat!
– Welcome Party – Friday 16 March
– Official Launch Party – Saturday 17 March
– Pre-party on Thursday 15 March
– After-party on Sunday 18 March
– 1st Olu Olu Coffee Lounge in Africa

International Confirmed Artists and Educators:

Panagiotis & Myrto (Greece)
Mistura Movement (Netherlands)
Bircan Tulga (UK/Italy)
DJ Julian “The Duke” (Colombia/UK)
Iris De Brito (Angola/UK)
Julian “Mr M” (Colombia/UK)
Mutati (Kenya)
Pili Pili (Spain/Tanzania)
Prof. Ananya Jahanara Kabir (UK)
Adrian Pozo (Cuba)
… and more to come!

South African artists and schools
Dance Rejuvenate Company/Afia collective
BailaAfrika Afro-Latino Dance Family
Paradiso Academy
Estilo Cubano
Africa Heart Dance Passion
Come Salsa
AfroMambo Dance Company
Dance Spirit SA
HNS Kizomba
Dance Cafe
SalsaAddicts JHB
A Vida Kizomba
Candela Jozi Dance Company
….and many more

We are collaborating with Joburg’s famous Neighbourgoods Market and surrounding spots in Braamfontein to create a village environment. We hope to bring you a fun and educational experience that also gives residents and visitors a taste of Jozi’s vibrant energy. Remember this is our launch event and we also aim to celebrate!

This event is organised by Olu Olu and Cat, and we look forward to welcoming DJs, dancers and musicians from near and far.

Please visit www.afrolatinfestival.co.za to subscribe for updates on artists and the schedule.

Another sneak preview of the workshop schedule … (NB subject to change): https://www.afrolatinfestival.co.za/schedule/
T-shirt pre-orders are now closed (only available in advance with Jozi Passes), but ticket sales are very much open! Please buy tickets online, in advance, to avoid queues at entry! R1,500 Jozi Pass – 4 parties, access to all workshops + T-shirt! (R1,350 with promo code) R1,300 Full Pass – 2 parties Thirteen Venue + access to all workshops! (R1,170 with promo code) R700 Crash Course Full Pass special price for newcomers! 2 parties at Thirteen + access to workshops labelled ALL LEVELS or BEGINNERS R950 – Saturday Pass – all workshops on Saturday + Saturday night GOLD party! R200 – Saturday night GOLD themed party with our city’s own awesome live band, En Fuego and a variety of top-notch dance shows! R280 – Party pass – Friday (with shows & party) & Saturday Combo tickets available! 1 – 5 workshops; 2-parties + 1-8 workshops! Thursday night pre-party hosted by Dance Cafe 8pm – 9pm meet & greet, 9pm dance floor open! R80 at the door or incl in Jozi Pass! Sunday night after-party hosted by The Royale! 7:30pm till late! R80 at the door or incl in Jozi Pass! http://johannesburg-afro-latin-festival.myshopify.com/ Jozi Passes and Full Passes are still subject to 10% promo codes so don’t forget to ask your dance school or local promoters!! PROMO CODES WILL NOT APPLY AT THE DOOR – ONLY IN ADVANCE, PAID ONLINE! Estilo Cubano Salsa Dancing Salsa Spirit SA HNS Salsa Rooftop Salsa Paradiso Academy Evolution Dance Angus Evolution Samson Mulugeta Salsa Addicts Dance Cafe Thabo Moloto ComeSalsa Vibes Durban Red Salsa Gillian Te Brugge John Morrison Que Pasa Latin Lounge Chilly Alisar Theo Mseka A Vida Kizomba Ezra Smollan Nuka Rajarathnam Candela Jozi Congresso Salsa&Kizomba Angola Salsa Angola Cândido Picardo African Heart Dance Passion Frida Fritsney Junior Gozane The Art of Movement The Nairobi Dance Project Allan Korir KikeDance Yassin Mutati MUTATI Machweo Dance Festival Danzibar Festival Olu Kongi Susanna Sandell Pili Pili Sonia Burdett Mambo Deep Dive Cape Town Marc Giot The Dance Factory Kenya BailaAfrika Dance Art Fusion Sabrosa Salsa
ALERT! Please remember to pre-order your festival t-shirts if you have not done so already!! Please do today! Deadline tomorrow morning! https://johannesburg-afro-latin-festival.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/t-shirt-online-pre-order-special-rate To confirm, the t-shirt will be a men’s crew neck and ladies as per the attached image, in WHITE with metallic gold print per the original design. The fabric is 100% cotton 170g. Thank you to all who’ve ordered so far!


15 March
17:00 - 21:00
: https://www.afrolatinfestival.co.za/schedule/


Thirteen Venue
73 Juta Street, Braamfontein 2001 Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2001 South Africa
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: https://www.afrolatinfestival.co.za/schedule/

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