It Starts On October 7th in Stockholm, Sweden
One of the most anticipated Afro-Caribbean events in Stockholm (Sweden) is the Alocubano Salsa Festival. This year, as usual, they will focus on the culture of the Cuban island and will once again do magic with the multiple Bootcamps led by Cuban instructors of trajectory that will focus on the technical development of each dancer that will make them feel comfortable and at home.
To maintain public health security, the Swedish government has drawn up a plan for the lifting of restrictions concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and a return to a more normal daily life. This derogation is based on the gradual elimination of limitations in the country with a maximum of five steps: The first step refers to the extension of restaurant openings until 10:30 PM and releases in the maximum amount of participation in activities at the open-air (Coming from June 1st, 2021). Steps two and three continue with the permission to give training and hold meetings in general without limits of square meters in open and closed spaces (It came into effect from July 1st, 2021). The fourth and fifth steps are estimated to be exposed in mid-September of this current year.
For this reason and in compliance with the measures adopted by the Swedish government, the Alocubano Salsa Festival will be held in 2021 with the main Latin genres of the moment Bachata, Cuban Salsa, Top Mambo, and urban music on four dance floors with eight Spanish-speaking DJs: DJ Javier La Rosa, DJ La’Fe, and DJ Flecha will mix the best Cuban Salsa, while DJ Soto-Mayor and DJ Raymon will make sure the attends do not leave the dance floor with the Reggeaton, moreover, DJ York and DJ DLux will do the same to the rhythm of Bachata, and similarly DJ Mauri will be mixing the best music for Top Mambo.
Venue: Royal Park Stockholm. Frösundaviks allé 15, 169 03 Solna, Sweden
Choose Your Bootcamp
In the Bootcamps, participants will have the opportunity to be in small groups of 20 people, thus achieving a more personalized treatment during the four intensive hours of class, distributed as follows: two hours on Thursday night and the last two night hours will be finished on Friday. Additionally, you will learn a unique and exclusive choreography that you will perform with Cuban instructors on stage during the party on Saturday. (This participation is not mandatory).
Mambo Fusion: Designed for intermediate and advanced dancers. They will have a dress code that will be announced days before the event. The Cuban instructors are Rodrigo & Asya.
Bachata Traicionera: Four intensive hours of exclusive training. Instructors: Sergio and Ana. Level: Intermediate / Advanced. For the performance in the Sergio and Ana show, the participants will use a dress code that will be announced days before the event.
Cuban Salsa: It will last four hours divided into two hours of night practice on Thursday and the remaining two hours will be dictated on Friday. The choreography will be given by Cuban teachers: Seo Fernández and Bárbara Jiménez in individual Bootcamps. Level: Intermediate / Advanced. Essential dress code. The announcement will be on the eve of the event.
Date: Thursday, October 7th – Sunday, October 10th
Full Pass: 210 EUR
Extraordinary Concert with Havana D’ Primera & Alexander Abreu
Havana D’ Primera is a Cuban timba band founded by Alexander Abreu in 2007 and made up of 17 of the best Cuban musicians. The orchestra is led by the main composer Abreu, who has stood out for his melodic voice and ability to fuse genres through Salsa such as Jazz, Funk, and other Afro-Cuban rhythms.
“Since its inception, the band has released five studio albums and one live album. Following the release of the debut album Haciendo Historia with EGREM in 2009, its first release for the record label Páfata Productions, Pasaporte in 2012, received favorable reviews from the international press and was voted one of the best Latin alternative albums of the year.
Likewise, they have followed the success of “Pasaporte” with four more albums, released through Páfata Productions, and the last one in co-production with Cuban Producciones Abdala. “La Vuelta al Mundo” was released in 2015. A live album, “Haciendo Historia LIVE”, arrived in 2016, and then “Cantor del Pueblo” in early 2018, earning the orchestra a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Salsa Album.
Finalmente, en 2021 se edita el disco “Será Que Se Acabó”, como homenaje a la música popular cubana de los 80 y 90 ”. Fragmentos extraídos de la biografía de La Habana D ‘Primera
Fecha : Domingo 31 de de octubre de st
Hora : 6:30 PM – 10:20 PM