The Johannesburg Afro-Latin Festival


Johannesburg, get ready for the launch of the Johannesburg Afro-Latin Festival – a vibrant and exciting dance and music event taking place in Braamfontein!  

This brand new Johannesburg Afro-Latin Festival aims to be an enlightening and entertaining experience for local and international guests focusing on salsa, bachata, kizomba and Afro-beat initially, loads of workshops, and an exciting rooftop launch party!


The launch will feature:

  • 30+ workshops over three days
  • Dance, music and general education workshops and seminars
  • All flavours of salsa, bachata, kizomba and even Afro-Beat!
  • Welcome Party – Friday 16 March
  • Official Launch Party – Saturday 17 March
  • Pre-party on Thursday 15 March
  • After-party on Sunday 18 March
  • 1st Olu Olu Coffee Lounge in Africa.

International confirmed artists and educators include:

  • Panagiotis & Myrto (Greece)
  • Mistura Movement (Netherlands)
  • Bircan Tulga (UK/Italy)
  • DJ Julian “The Duke” (Colombia/UK)
  • Iris De Brito (Angola/UK)
  • Julian “Mr M” (Colombia/UK)
  • Mutati (Kenya)
  • Pili Pili (Spain/Tanzania)
  • Prof. Ananya Jahanara Kabir (UK)
  • Adrian Pozo (Cuba) and more to come.

South African artists and schools:

  • Dance Rejuvenate Company/Afia collective
  • BailaAfrika Afro-Latino Dance Family
  • Paradiso Academy
  • Estilo Cubano
  • Africa Heart Dance Passion
  • Come Salsa
  • AfroMambo Dance Company
  • Dance Spirit SA
  • HNS Kizomba
  • Dance Cafe
  • SalsaAddicts JHB
  • A Vida Kizomba
  • Candela Jozi Dance Company and many more.


The event will also collaborate with Joburg’s famous Neighbourgoods Market and surrounding spots in Braamfontein to create a village environment!

Visit for updates on artists and for the full schedule.

Thursday, 15 March 2018 – Sunday, 18 March 2018.

Thirteen Venue, 73 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

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