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Afrekete Afro-Cuban Dance, Music & Culture Festival

07 Jun 2024 - 09 Jun 2024

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

Upcoming Dates

07 Jun 2024 5:45 pm

08 Jun 2024 10:00 am

09 Jun 2024 10:00 am


Amaroo on Mandalay Resort

Ticket Prices

From $33 - To $288
Tickets from individual party-only tickets, taster passes, day passes right through to Full Weekend Passes available on the website:

Afrekete Afro-Cuban Dance, Music & Culture Festival

Afrekete Afro-Cuban Dance, Music & Culture Festival

61-79 Mandalay Avenue
Magnetic Island, Queensland, 4819

+61 0432 509 519

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