Balumuka

22-24th Jul. - Summer Tropical Beats 18-20th Nov. - Prague Kizomba Festival

Welcome on board:

Balumuka Prague Kizomba Festival believes Kizomba ,Semba and Kuduro is not merely a dance to come together and have fun but its also about family, friends, events of a society, culture and protecting it. Balumuka rests on the roots of Angola which is connected and apart of the Kongo Kingdom before Portuguese colonization. Robert F. Thompson, author of such books, “Black Gods and Kings,”African Art in Motion,” “Tango,” said it best, “Kongo dances were schools of being that taught ethics, art, spirituality, and self defense and unless we steep ourselves in their nuance and variety, we will never understand Central African Roots.” which we believe we must always remember when we bless the floor with Kizomba, Semba, and Afro …….

mafwete-fwenta

"Mafwete-fwenta"

 

 

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Fashion Show 19.11

Atal Stella is Uganda’s finest contemporary artist and futuristic fashion designer who will present her art work for the first time in Czech Republic at the Prague Fashion Club. Entry 700CZK

Gala Dinner Limited seats

November 19-20th, special and elegant Gala Dinner at Prague Fashion Club!! Choose your dinner and register in advance.

Pre-book: registration@balumuka.cz


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18th - 20th November 2016


Let's celebrate Angolan culture at the 5th BALUMUKA Kizomba Festival 2016!!
 Our main goal is to present you with authenticity of Angolan culture through music and dance.

- Master Classes and Pre- Party

- Tourism & Dance workshops

- Art Instalation and Fashion Shows

We have the "secret recipe" that make your ginga spicy and sexy!


Summer Tropical Beats / 22-24th Jul.

Summer Tropical Beats

Prague 2016

Prague 2016

You don't want to miss this catchy cocktail of different tropical rhythms from Angola, Brazil, Cuba, Caribbean, USA and more. Tropical Summer Beats 2016 gives you a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and learn more about other cultures through music and dance!!

 

You want to play?!?!

 

We will Introduce to you a variety of Angolan and Africa childhood games such as: 35 Victories, Garrafeinha, Jump Rope and many more.

All of this with the support of our teachers and of course YOU!! On Friday, Saturday and Sunday enjoy dance workshops with our internationally renowed instructors as they lead in you in various dance styles like, Kuduro, Hip Hop, Street, Afro, Dancehall, Azonto, Kizomba, Salsa and many more... All this fun while enjoying the weather and socializing by partaking in the garden for your sunbathing needs, the swimming pool, and eating as much as you like with some food on the grill all the while vibing to the music!!

It will be a GREAT GREAT time!!


Weekend Program

Weekend Program
  • THURSDAY - 20.7.
    Warm up party Summer Tropical Beats
    Address: Zlute Lazne : Podolské nábř. 1184/3, Prague 4
    17:00pm - 21:30pm
    VSTUP Zdarma
    PARTY and WORKSHOP venue Address:
  • FRIDAY - 21.07
    10:00pm - Festival Opening Party - High Heels

    Special Show by Caribiana Group and Kizomba.CZ

    Dress Code: WHITE
    VSTUP

     

  • SATURDAY - 22.07 
    11am - 2:00pm - Open Air Dance Workshops

    3:00pm - 8:00pm - Riverside day party Live DJ, Dance animations, BBQ,

    African games (Played by all participants childrens and adultus) and moore... 

     

    Address: Zlute Lazne : Podolské nábř. 1184/3, Prague 4
    ENTRY

    10:00pm - NIGHT PARTY "Tchuna Baby" (colorful,summer,tropical style)
    Special Show by Balumuka Team & Guests
    Dress Code: HAWAII

     

    ENTRY 15 EUR/ 400 CZK

  • SUNDAY - 22.07
    11am to 2:00pm - Open Air Dance Workshops

    2pm - 8pm - Riverside day party Live DJ, Dance animations, BBQ,

    African games (Played by all participants childrens and adultus)

    and moore...

     

    Address: Zlute Lazne : Podolské nábř. 1184/3, Prague 4
    10:00pm - NIGHT PARTY - dress code: Tchuna Baby
    ENTRY 10 EUR/ 400 CZK

 


Artists and teachers

  • Hernury Jamba Jamba (Angola)

    Hernury Jamba Jamba (Angola)

    Jamba began his artistic career in Elumbu, a small community theater group from Luanda, where he also worked as a Human Right activist.
    He moved to Prague, Czech Republic in 2001 to continue his studies in Experimental Media.
    He started dancing and teaching in 2002 and since then has worked with different dance groups like BaToCu, African Ballet Company and Tradicion Dance Group, where he works at the present moment as a dancer and choreographer.
    Jamba is the cofounder of Kizomba.CZ Dance Group and one of the main promoters of Kizomba and other Afro Latin dances in Czech Republic and Europe.

Prague Kizomba Festival / 18-20th Nov.

Prague Kizomba Festival

Dance Workshops

Dance Workshops

A warm and pleasant welcome!!!

Our festival above all else seeks to enlighten you of the culture of Angola – the birthplace of the KIZOMBA – We believe that, by broadening your knowledge of the cultural roots of the dance, it will make for a better understanding of the basic principle of KIZOMBA, the dance and the music that will set all participants on the right footing for SEMBA, the dance.

 


African Fashion Show a Gala Night

African Fashion Show a Gala Night

Balumuka celebrates and reflects colorful diversity, heritage, and spirit of African tradition and culture here in the city of Prague where fashion and kizomba
dance complements one another.
Balumuka proudly presents fashion show with new and talented fashion designer Stella Atal (Uganda).

 

Gala Dinner Limited seats
November 19-20th, special and elegant Gala Dinner at Prague Fashion Club!! Choose your dinner and register in advance.
Pre-book: registration@balumuka.cz


DJ and musicality workshop

DJ and musicality workshop

DJ’ing and Musicality – a perfect class for those who want to learn more about the specifics of Kizomba, Semba, Kuduro and other Angolan rhythms. We’ll show you how to assess the work of DJ’s and how to appreciate their shows (WORK) more. All of this will be served to you in the most pleasant form by our BALUMUKA DJ’s

To be a good dancer is important to understand the music which we are dancing on.
This workshop is designed for everyone who would like to understand the basic concepts of mixing and knowledge of Dj program and technics.


Balumuka Film Day

Balumuka Film Day

This year for the first time Prague Kizomba Festival will inaugurate with African movies screening. This way we will have an opportunity to show more of Angolan and African culture. On Saturday afternoon we invite You to watch best african movies and get to know more about African culture and everyday life from most talented and renoknown directors and actors.

More details about the movies to be presented soon :)


Parties

  • Thu. 17th Pré-PARTY KIZOMBA VIBES

    Dress code: Wild West

    LIMONADOVY JOE
    Address: Revoluční 655/1

  • Fri. 18th Candyman

    Dress code: Marine & Pilote style

    LIMONADOVY JOE

    Address: Revoluční 655/1

  • Sat. 19th Bangologia “Les Sapeurs”

    Dress code: Glamour, Sexy, elegant style.

    Fashion club Restaurant & Terrace  
    Address: nám. Republiky 8, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město

  • Sun. 20th AFRICAN NIGHT

    Dress code: Elegant, smart and sexy “African Inspiration”

    Fashion club Restaurant & Terrace  

    Address: nám. Republiky 8, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město

Artists and teachers

  • Dj Job

    Dj Job

    Having started DJing Angolan and more AfroLatin music in 2009, he is now one of the most popular DJs in Czech Republic. He is also a member of KizombaCZ Team.

     

  • Dj Russelius

    Dj Russelius

    He started playing in 2006, convinced by his earlier brother Nelsius (known as DJ Don Chu). Well known in Lisbon, he’s a resident DJ at Club Steps playing every Wednesday along with Paulo Cruz at “Quarta – Festa Mwangole” parties hosted by Master Petchu. His favourite styles are Kizomba, Tarraxinha, GhettoZouk, RetroZouk, Zouk , Semba and many more.

  • Mara Lukama (Angola)

    Mara Lukama (Angola)

    From Angola, Mara Lukama started her dancing career at the young age of 9 when she acted in the “The nine dancing Group” in Angola. This experience sparked in her something she knew she had to pursue, the arts. This dream became a reality when she went to The Slovakian Republic to study art and graduated at the Art School VSMU in Bratislava as a professional actress.

  • Dj Virus

    Dj Virus

    Having specialised in Afro House, Afro Beat, Kuduro, Kizomba and Semba, Virus became one of the most popular european DJs. He plays at various big events like Black Sensation. He conqueres thousands of hearts and keeps his fans around the word satisfied with his mixes. He is a member of Shumi Love in Switzerland

Registration




Prague Kizomba Festival

    Prices in late October
  • Party pass (pay 50% now and pay the rest on the spot) - 35 € / 946 CZK
  • Full pass - 110 € / 2972 CZK
  • Couple pass - 190 € / 5100 CZK
  • Party pass - 70 € / 1890 CZK
  • Full Pass (pay 50% now and pay the rest on the spot. - 55 € / 1486 CZK
  • Couple Pass (pay 50% now and pay the rest on the spot) - 95 € / 2566 CZK
  • Prices in late November
  • Full pass - 120 € / 3243 CZK
  • Couple pass - 215 € / 5810 CZK
  • Party pass - 75 € / 2026 CZK

Information about payments

TICKETS PRICE

Full Pass: 110EUR 

Party pass (3 night parties + social and balumuka cinema) 70EUR

Couple Pass 190 EUR
 

**Want to pre-book your pass?!?

1 - Pay 50 % of Full-, couple - party pass now and pay the rest on the spot.

-Warning: In case of cancellation we dont refound your payment because of administrative costs.

 

2 - Pre-registration of Gift Crads

- Registration can be transferred to another person until one week before the start of the event.

 

- To confirm your pre-registration, please email your Full Name, and Gift Card Barcode Number to BalumukaFestival@gmail.com.

- All Reservations Must Be Confirmed at least three (3) weeks in advance or prior to the festival, and all remaining balances must be paid at the door, prior to being admitted into the venue.

- This gift card is transferable up to the third week prior to the event.

- All Purchases, Partial or Full Deposits Are Non-Returnable, and Non-Refundable.*

 


E-shop

How to buy with us

Soon also the possibility of buying different gift items...

  • BALUMUKA - Reservation or Gift CARD
    25 € / 675 Kč

    BALUMUKA - Reservation or Gift CARD

    BALUMUKA - Reservation or Gift CARD

    Prague Kizomba Festival 2016

    Pay 25EUR for your full pass now and pay the rest on the spot.


Tips

Tourist tips

Dear passengers, everyday thousands of tourists dream about visiting Prague.

 

The Balumuka Festival will take place in the center of Prague City. This will give you a wonderful opportunity to see the most visited tourist sites and learn more about the history of this great city, one of the pearls of central Europe.
From the hotels IBIS or Century, you will surely make an obligatory stop at Namesti Republic and see the beautiful Art Nouveau architecture, heading to the Old Town that Prague citizens are proud of. Then you can take the street Na Prikope which is one of the main streets full of interesting buildings and shopping facilities. From there you will see the Vaclav’s Square, the main point of Prague.
But that’s not all! Also, 2mins from the studio DANCE PERFECT, you will see the National Theater and the nearby Charles Bridge, the most famous place in Prague. Behind the studio, you will find the Old Town Square with its astronomic clock… And that’s just a small piece. We can’t wait till you share with us your impressions about Prague discoveries!


Good food and drink

Where to eat?

We recommend you to try traditional Czech cuisine at La Republica Music Restaurant and Bar, just in front of the Hotel Ibis. You will get 15% off discount when showing your Balumuka Festival pass.
La Republica Restaurant offers you the best dishes of traditional Czech cuisine and over 50 different kinds of beer for those who love having this liquid gold. (The beer price is around 1€).


Transportation in Prague

AIRPORT EXPRESS bus stops
The most simple way to get to the center of the city is to come out from the airport at TERMINAL 2 exit to catch the AE Bus from the Náměstí Republiky stop of which you will get off at the Revoluční Street stop. Follow the railway line (4min walk) and next to Palladium Shopping Center is Hotel Ibis, and directly across from Hotel Ibis is the restaurant, La Republica.
Bus ticket price: 60 CZK/ 2.8 Eur on the bus or 40 Czk/ 1.46 Eur through e-shop.


Accommodation for passengers

For the comfort of our passenger we recommend you to book hotels IBIS or Century, which are located near the place of the venue and we have a special price for our guests.

You can choose from our proposal of Festival Set’s: FULLPASS + ACCOMMODATION (shared room, single or couple). 
You can contact us by email balumukafestival@gmail.com and we will send you a convenient Booking form

  • Special price for Balumuka Passengers
  • www.accorhotels-group.com
    E-mail: barbora.beranova@accor.com Promo code: Balumuka
    Prices:
    • Single room 47€ per night
    • Double room 52€ per night
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included till 11:00 am
  • Walking distance to the main touristic attractions

Partner hotel of Festival


Century Old Town Prague - Na Poříčí 7 - 110 00 Prague 1


Hotel IBIS Praha Old Town - Na Poříčí 5 - 110 00 Prague 1


Contact

Contact informations

BALUMUKA Team
Phone: +420 776 865 359
E-mail: balumukafestival@gmail.com
Facebook: Balumuka Events
Web: www.kizomba.cz



Special Thanks

Special thanks to the member of The Balumuka Project, Kizomba.CZ, our studnets and friends who have always supported us.

This event is dedicated to all of you.

 

Partners of Festival

These partners support us, thank you