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Don't Miss AFREKETE Afro-Cuban Festival 2021 Near Currumbin Beach

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Afrekete Afro Cuban Festival 2021 Photo From Queensland Website

A full weekend of music, dance and culture on the beachfront!

Get ready for good vibes on the beach this summer when Afrekete Afro-Cuban Festival 2021 takes over Tugun on the cool Southern Gold Coast, offering live music and dance performances, workshops and lots more to showcase and celebrate Afro-Cuban culture and the evolution of Cuban dance!

Whether you know your way around a dance floor or own two left feet, watch and learn from some of Australia’s most esteemed Cuban dance performers and tutors - whisking you on a journey through Arara, Bantu and Merengue Franco-Haitian dance styles - with live Afrekete percussionists providing the beat and festival spirit to get your hips moving.

Just some of the performers, tutors and special guests at Afrekete Festival 2021 will include Adrian Medina Skull, Israel Ortiz Castellano, Greydis Montero Liranza and Christina Monneron. The festival will take place on the Tugun beachfront, at Tugun Village Community Centre, complete with lively opening and closing evening ceremonies that you simply won’t want to miss.

Other activities and events will include an authentic Cuban dinner, authentic Babalawo readings, plus a Saturday night party under the stars!

Here’s a summary of what to expect on the Afrekete 2021 program:

  • Friday night - Official Opening Ceremony and A Night in Havana Cabaret Showcase
  • Saturday - Afro-Cuban Song & Ceremony followed by Arara, Bantu and Merengue Franco-Haitiano workshops and a Yoruba dance performance
  • Sunday - Warm Up Dance of the Dragon, Rumba Styling, Bata Drum Masterclass and Closing Ceremony


For those who love to jig, this summer festival is sure to send you away with a big smile - plus a few new moves to show off.

Afrekete by the Sea comes to Tugun Beach for a full weekend from January 22 to January 24. Ticket prices are $222 for the full weekend, $97 for under 18s (full weekend) and $55 for Friday night only.

Whatever you do, don’t miss it!

Afrekete Cuban Festival is a COVIDSafe event in line with QLD Health guidelines - tickets will be limited.

Currumbin Accommodation Near Tugun

Afrekete Festival accommodation, just 5 minutes from Tugun Gold Coast!

Here at Rocks Resort, kick back this summer with our Currumbin Beach accommodation on the beachfront, ideal for solo holidaymakers, couples and groups with a full kitchen and laundry facilities, air conditioning, free WiFi and Foxtel, spacious open-plan living areas and stunning beach and ocean views from large private balconies.

Soak up the excitement of Afrekete by the Sea Festival and take advantage of our beautiful location - we’re situated opposite award-winning Currumbin Beach and just a stone's throw from Currumbin Creek, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and the best Currumbin restaurants on the beachfront.

Our resort also features onsite facilities that include a large outdoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, spa, full-size tennis court, games room and barbecue!

Secure undercover parking is free for all Rocks Resort guests.

View our Currumbin Beach Accommodation Gold Coast and simply book directly for the best price guaranteed - just visit The Rocks Resort Currumbin Accommodation.


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