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 …….
Your riverside dance festival
SALSA, DANCEHALL, KUDURO, BACHATA, KIZOMBA, HIP HOP, GHETTO ZOUK and more...)
- 3 Days with day and night parties
- Dancing workshops and more...
- Master Classes and Pre- Party
You don't want to miss this catchy cocktail of different tropical rhythms from Angola, Brazil, Cuba, Caribbean, USA and more. Tropical Summer Beats 2018 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!!
▶︎ Open Air Dance Workshops
▶︎ Open Air Dance Workshops
▶︎ Live drums & Art performance
▶︎ BBQ + Dj live show and animations
▶︎ Balumuak Games (African games (Played by all participants children and adults) and more...
▶︎ Dance workshops (Kuduro, DanceHall, Zouk, hip-hop, AfroHouse, Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba)
FULL PASS PRICES:
FULL PASS: All workshops, games, social, night parties and pre-parties included
February 1st - March 1st € 50 / CZK 1,286.00
March 2nd - April 1st € 55 / CZK 1,414.00
August 1st - August 11th € 70.00 / CZK 1,800.00
PARTY PASS: All social and night parties included - Pre-party is not included
February 1st - May 31st € 45.00 / CZK 1,157.00
June 1st - July 31st € 50.00 / CZK 1,286.00
August 1st - August 11th € 55.00 / CZK 1,414.00
Day Pass - (workshops, games and social party - WITH NIGHT PARTY)
€ 35.00 / CZK 900.00
Night Party pass (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) € 20.00 / CZK 514.00
Jamba began his artistic career in Elumbu, a small community theater group from Luanda, where he also worked as a Human rights activist.
He started dancing and teaching in 2002 and since then has worked with different dance groups like BaToCu, African Ballet Company, Tradicion Dance Group, and BantuLove where he works at the present moment as a dancer and choreographer.
Jacinto Teca (Angola)
Was born and raised in the beautiful country with rich cultural heritage, Angola.
His thirst for keeping the traditions alive, led him to learn traditional Angolan dances (kizomba, semba) from the bests. Teca joined the Padrão do Semba Dance School, where he later taught his own classes.
Jacinto Teca is currently living, and teaching Semba, Kizomba, Afro-House and Kuduro in Prague as well as on the biggest stages (festivals, workshops) all around the World.
OWNER of Prague Kwanza Festival and Kwanza Wellness Weekend.
Kizomba V.I.P. or simply known as Pablo, Angolan born, moved to Switzerland long time ago, few years ago decided to get back to his roots and educate people about his culture. Since then, Pablo has started teaching kizomba and semba in Biel / Bienne but has also been invited to various festivals across Switzerland and Europe.
His student Vivian Diana who has been part of his dance family for a over a year, showed great progress and interest in kizomba so she started teaching with Pablo few months ago. Familia VIP has been growing and Kizomba V.I.P. started organizing various events in Biel / Bienne to bring international artists to his hometown to bring you all closer with angolan culture and dance.
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.
ARTISTS: Mestre Petchu(AGO), Jamba Jamba (AGO/CZ), Mike Agbevenou (TGO), Pablo Nzo (AGO), Emilson Bernardes, and more... Dj‘s: Galo (PT), Erik (CZ)
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).
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.
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 :)
Thu. 7th Pré-PARTY KIZOMBA VIBES
Dress code: Smart casual
Address: Revoluční 655/1
Presale: 5 EUR / 130CZK
Door: 8 EUR / 200 CZK
Fri. 8th Candyman
Dress code: Marine & Pilote style
Address: Vodičkova 36, P1
Entry: 15 EUR / 385 CZK
Sat. 9th AFRICAN FASHION SHOW
Dress code: Back 2 Basic "70's and 80's style"
Kavárna Lucerna & Gallery
Address: Vodičkova 36, P1
Entry: 20 EUR / 513 CZK
Sun. 10th AFRICAN NIGHT
Dress code: Elegant, smart and sexy “African Inspiration”
Address: Václavské nám. 831/21
Entry: 15 EUR / 385 CZK
**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.*
ACCOMMODATION BOOKING FORM Downloadn Here...
Soon also the possibility of buying different gift items...
In an effort to bring you the most pleasurable party and tourist experience, we have changed the hotel and party venues! Our guests will now be accommodated at the Mosaic House and Mooo Downtown Hotel. Each hotel is offering special pricing for Balumuka guests...DON'T miss out!
Both hotels are just a 5 min walk to the Mono Fono Club, our party venue, located near Vaclav Square. We encourage you to take advantage of the beautiful views off the Vltava river from there you'll have close proximity to some of Prague's most attractive touristic destinations, such as the Dancing House, Manes Cultural House, National Theatre and Charles Bridge.
Where to eat?
We recommend you to try La LOCA Resturant at just in front of the Hotel registration desk "MOSAIC HOTEL". You will get 15% off discount when showing your Balumuka Festival pass.
La Loca resturant, welcome all participants with a special discount price, during the SOCIALS, do you know that the Czech beer is one of the top 5 in the world? (The beer price is 2.32 €).
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.
For the comfort of our passenger we recommend you to book hotels Mosaic House and Mooo Apartment, which is located near the place of the venue and we have a special price for our guests.
This year is all about GRANDA BODAS, lively festivities, and creating lasting memories with your friends. What else would you expect from a BALUMUKA event???
Shared rooms: Ideal for a group of friends who want to travel at a low cost, while in a luxurious hotel.
- DOUBLE or TWIN 1870 CZK/ night(72EUR app).
- TRIPLE ROOM 2190 CZK/night (85EUR app).
- SINGLE ROOM 1700 CZK/night (app 66EUR app).
Costs include a buffet breakfast, free WiFi, 15% VAT and local fees.
ADDRESS: Ibis Praha Old Town***, Na Porici 5, Praha 1
****Please note the IBIS Prague Old Town is where we will have most of our programs:
Day time Socials parties from 3 pm to 7 pm
Breakfast from 6:30 pm to 12 am
Dinner from 8:30 pm to 10 pm
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.
9 - 11th of November 2018
THE MOST ANTECIPATED KIZOMBA FESTIVAL
"Experience a little taste of angola" - Prague Kizomba Festival
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