Afrekete Afro-Cuban Dance & Music Camp 27 to 29 January 2017
Friday, 27 January 2017
Sawtell Beach Holiday Park, 5 Lyons Road, Sawtell, NSW, Australia, 2452
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Afrekete Afro-Cuban Dance & Music Camp 27 to 29 January 2017

Last edited: Thursday, October 20, 2016

This is when a piece of Cuba comes to the beautiful idyllic surrounds of Sawtell, south Coffs Harbour, where the mountains and rivers meet the ocean, creating an energetic centre so conducive to reconnecting to the roots of our sacred ancestry through the history of Cuban culture from the African tribal traditions deeply connected to the forces of nature......come and feel the heartbeat of the earth and let the rhythm move you...

A weekend of dance workshops and performances in the Roots of Salsa from Australia's great Cuban artists...

Timetable (Please see website for more detailed timetable here:
Friday 27th January
7pm HOT HAVANA NIGHT @ Sawtell RSL, intro dance class, welcome to country by Gumbaynggirr elder Aunty Bea Ballangarry, amazing performances by indigenous dancers & Cuba's best artists, live Cuban music led by Gustavo Cereijo from Afro-Cuban ensemble 'Chukale' from Brisbane with special guests, latest Cuban music by DJ AV El Cubano from Sydney & party till midnight!! ($20 prepaid or $25 entry on door for non-pass holders) FREE TO FULL PASS HOLDERS!!

Saturday 28th January
9-10am Yoga for dancers - to stretch and prepare
10am-1pm Workshops in the Tribal Roots of Salsa - Yoruba Song & Dance, Arara
1-2.30pm Lunch break
2.30-5.30pm Workshops in Bantu, Afro-Haitiano & Rumba
7pm Comida Criolla (**Cuban dinner $15 optional extra) & Cuban drumming party til strictly 10pm at the hall and afterwards at the beach!! PLEASE INDICATE IF YOU WANT THE CUBAN DINNER & WHETHER VEGE OR CHICKEN OPTION ASAP!! DINNER BOOKINGS CLOSE 26TH JANUARY!!

Sunday 29th January
9-10am Yoga - to revive and recover
10am-1.30pm Afro-Cuban Song, Son Dance & Rhythm with live drumming and 'musicality' - hands-on PERCUSSION WORKSHOP on what all the rhythm & percussion instruments do to make up the salsa music of today! 12-1.30pm $30 on door or $25 prebooked
1.30-2.30pm Lunch break
2.30-4.30pm - Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Casino
4.30pm - Official Closing Ceremony on the beach plus CARNIVAL BEACH PARTY

Book & pre-pay online available soon:

Accommodation options from budget to luxury available in Sawtell - the Caravan Park cabins are fully booked out (camping only left) so please book other options early to avoid further disappointment.

Sawtell Beach Caravan Park: 02 6648 4485 or 02 6653 1379
Sawtell Motor Inn - 57 Boronia St - 6658 9872 (4min walk)
Coaster Hotel - 77 First Ave - 6653 1541 (8min walk)
Boambee Bay Resort - Barber Close - 6653 2700 (30min walk)
Sawtell Hotel (pub - backpacker style accom) - 51-55 First Ave - 6653 1213 (5min walk)
Ibis Budget Hotel Coffs - 1A McLean St Coffs - 6650 9101 (15min drive)

Book & pay online here:
For other enquiries please email [email protected] or call 0432 509 519.

More information on:

Full weekend passes available soon:


Day Passes (Prebooked!!!):
$120 - SATURDAY ONLY WORKSHOPS ($130 on door)
$100 - SUNDAY ONLY WORKSHOPS ($110 on door)
INDIVIDUAL TASTER PASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE DAY @ $30 per individual workshop or $25 per class prepaid!!!!

What else is on offer (at own cost):
-Delicious bodywork from Cultural Bodywork
-Authentic Babalawo readings for clarity on your soul destiny
-Private dance or percussion lessons with any instructor
-Sunday night BBQ dinner (all help with cooking)
** Cuban Dinner Comida Criolla Saturday night $15**

NB This event is proudly sponsored by Coffs Harbour Arts Council Inc, & supported by Latinos and Friends Mid-North Coast Inc., Sawtell Chamber of Commerce and WOW Women of the World Communit

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