The official Johannesburg Afro-Latin Festival takes place 14-17 March 2019, the second annual event of its kind after a successful launch in 2018. Focusing on dance and music education and entertainment associated with the Afro-Latin genres of salsa, bachata and kizomba,, the festival offers workshops for beginners through to seasoned dancers, Latin music enthusiasts and aspirant DJs, as well as community engagement activities with non-profits in Johannesburg. The 2019 edition will introduce tango and some additional modern urban Latin and African genres.
With four official social events including two themed parties with local and international performances, the event will showcase the best of South African, African and international talent. Beginners to the scene will have access to a specially focused learning stream and significantly discounted tickets, while seasoned and professional dancers will have access to international expert masterclasses.