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AFREKETE Festival 2021 - 3 Days of Music & Dance Near Kirra Beach

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 Dec 20th 2020 11:00am


Afrekete Afro Cuban Festival 2021 Photo From Queensland Website

The perfect festival to kickstart 2021!

Get ready for good vibes on the beachfront this summer when Afrekete Afro-Cuban Festival 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.

Kirra Accommodation Near Tugun Gold Coast

Excited for Afrekete? Stay just 5 minutes from Tugun Village Community Centre this January with our Kirra Beach apartments at Kirra Surf, comprising 1, 2 and 3 bedroom beachfront apartments for singles, couples, families and groups.

Opposite iconic Kirra Beach, close to Gold Coast Airport and just a 5-minute drive from Tugun, our Kirra Beach holiday apartments are ideal for a summer weekend break on the beach, fully self-contained and complete with onsite facilities that include a horizon edge swimming pool, sauna, fitness room and more.

Each modern and spacious apartment features air conditioning, full kitchen facilities, Foxtel and a private balcony facing the beach. WiFi and guest parking is free here at Kirra Surf!

Along with Afrekete Festival, more exciting things you can do this summer on the Southern Gold Coast include beachfront dining, exploring the famous local markets, kayaking at Currumbin Creek and beach hopping.

View our full range of Kirra Beach accommodation and exclusive direct rates now - just visit Kirra Surf Kirra Accommodation.


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