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 …….

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"Mafwete-fwenta"

 

 

PRAGUE KIZOMBA FESTIVAL 2016 PRAGUE KIZOMBA FESTIVAL 2016 Registration »

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. PKF will provide you with Tourism, DJ Workshops, Creativity, Fashion Shows, and much more!!
We have the "secret recipe" that make your ginga spicy and sexy!


SUMMER TROPICAL BEATS 2017 SUMMER TROPICAL BEATS 2017 Registration »

22-24th July 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 2015 gives you a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and learn more about other cultures through music and dance!!
You want to play?!?!


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

PARTY and WORKSHOP venue Address: 

  • Občanská Plovárna : U Plovarna 8, Prague 1

  • FRIDAY - 22.07
    10:00pm - Festival Opening Party - High Heels

    Special Show by Caribiana Group and Kizomba.CZ

    Dress Code: WHITE
    VSTUP 400Kc

     

  • SATURDAY - 23.07 
    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... 

    Entry 100Kc

    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 - 23.07
    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...

    10:00pm - NIGHT PARTY - dress code: Tchuna Baby
    ENTRY 15 EUR/ 400 CZK

 


Prague Kizomba Festival / 18-20th Nov.

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 Gala Night

African Fashion Gala Night

BALUMUKA … Celebrates and Reflects the colorful diversity, heritage and the spirit of the African traditional and cultural dance here in the city of Prague. Fashion and Kizomba /dance begets one another. So Balumuka proudly presents a fashion show with new and talented fashion designer Cecily Habimana with a glorious fashion show dedicated to African Woman, in a visual spectacle


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 Pre-party Smart and Sexy Night

    Andel Music Club

  • Fri. 18th Back 2 Basics

    DANCE UNION CLUB

    Vinohradská 35/25

  • Sat. 19th Classic Men - Oscar Night, Občanská plovárna 

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

  • Sun. 15th African FASHION Gala Night

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

Artists and teachers

  • Mestre Petchu & Vanessa (Angola/Portugal)

    Mestre Petchu & Vanessa (Angola/Portugal)

    Master Petchu & Vanessa, as they have being called, are one of the most charismatic dancers and choreographers of Kizomba, Semba and other Angolan dances. They are one of the first teachers that introduced Kizomba to Europe and created a pedagogical way of teaching it.
    Last but not least, Petchu is also the founder and Artistic Director of the globally most famous for almost 30 years Angolan dance group, Ballet Tradicional KILANDUKILU.

  • Emilson Bernardes (Brazil)

    Emilson Bernardes (Brazil)

    Emilson made his first dance steps in Alvoro Dance Academy in Rio de Janeiro. Years of hard work enabled him to become an outstanding teacher of such styles as Samba de Gafieira, Samba, Zouk, Tango and others.
    He moved to Prague, Czech Republic in 2006, where he’s been working with different dance companies as a dancer, choreographer and teacher.
    He is the main choreographer of the Caribiana Dance Group and one of the most favorites teachers of Zouk, Tango and Samba de Gafieira in the whole Czech Republic.

  • 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.

  • Liliana Barno (Czech Republic)

    Liliana Barno (Czech Republic)

    Lily has always been active and devoted to her passions such as swimming, horse riding, skiing and dancing. She began her teaching career in Salsa Dance School in Prague. In 2007, she became a dancer and teacher of Tradicion Dance Group.
    She founded the Kizomba.CZ Dance Group with her dance partner, Jamba, in 2010 and started organizing artistic events in the whole Czech Republic and abroad.
    Kizomba.CZ Team in cooperation with Familia de La Salsa Dance School is one of the first and main promoters of Kizomba in Dubai.

  • Adoree Johnson

    Adoree Johnson

    Adorée is a uniquely gifted wide range performer with a commanding stage presence, this prodigiously talented girl originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma received her education from Pennsylvania State University and after singing for the TV Show American Idol 2004 she later moved to Washington, DC earning her MFA in Jazz Performance all the while dancing salsa, kizomba/semba, and west african traditional dance.

  • Jacinto Teca

    Jacinto Teca

    He finished the courses of Semba and Kizomba in Padrão do Semba Dance School. From a student he became a teacher, and taught there from 2008 till 2010. He moved to Prague, Czech Republic, to study at the end of 2010 where he met one of the best teachers – Jamba Mulimbwe. He’s been working and performing as a Kizomba.CZ important member since then, constantly teaching Semba and Kizomba in Prague and abroad.

  • 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

  • Ana Rita & Mauro D-One

    Ana Rita & Mauro D-One

    This young couple of dancers is a big revelation in the world of Kizomba, they teach Kizomba, Semba, Afro Kuduro, and Afro House, they are one of the founders of Grupo Weza Kia, located in Lisbon - Portugal. Their passion for Angolan dances and positive vibes will make You want to dance even more. This wonderful dance couple will be present for the very first time at Balumuka festival, leading Semba and Kizomba classes for advanced students.

Registration




Prague Kizomba Festival

    Prices in late September
  • Full pass - 100 € / 2700 CZK
  • Couple pass - 180 € / 4850 CZK
  • Party pass (pay 50% now and pay the rest on the spot) - 35 € / 946 CZK
  • Party pass - 70 € / 1890 CZK
  • Full Pass (pay 50% now and pay the rest on the spot. - 50 € / 1351 CZK
  • Couple Pass (pay 50% now and pay the rest on the spot) - 90 € / 2432 CZK
  • Prices in late November
  • Full pass - 125 € / 3350 CZK
  • Couple pass - 230 € / 6200 CZK
  • Party pass - 80 € / 2150 CZK

Information about payments

TICKETS PRICE

Full Pass: 100EUR 

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

Couple Pass 180 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 57€ per night
    • Double room 62€ per night
    • Triple room 74€ 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


BALUMUKA 5 STARS

18 - 20th of November 2016
THE MOST ANTECIPATED KIZOMBA FESTIVAL

"Experience a little taste of angola" - Prague Kizomba Festival

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