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Johannesburg Afro-Latin Festival: Launch Event

This is the official launch event for The Johannesburg Afro-Latin Festival!

Taking place 16-17 March 2018, the event aims to be an enlightening and entertaining experience for local and international guests, focusing on salsa, bachata, kizomba and Afro-beat initially, and an opportunity to learn more about the provenance and development of these genres and styles. 

The Launch will take place over two official days -- Friday 16 and Saturday 17 March 2018 -- and feature:

- 18 workshops over two 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

We are collaborating with Joburg's famous Neighbourgoods Market and surrounding spots in Braamfontein to create a village environment. We hope to bring you a fun and educational experience that also gives residents and visitors a taste of Jozi's vibrant energy. Remember this is our launch event and we also aim to celebrate!

Hosts include Olu "Olu Olu" Kongi and Catherine "MamboCat" Peter, and we look forward to welcoming DJs, dancers and musicians from near and far.

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