The Afro Swing Exchange

7 Days of Dancing with Hodi Maputo Afro Swing!

 

Our dance company and association Hodi Maputo Afro Swing consists of 30 professionals artists and around 50 children who have all grown up dancing and playing music as part of our culture. Rhythm, dancing and coming together as a community, as brothers and sisters, is what we live for. Independently where you are from, how you look or what your background is, you are always welcome to dance with us.

This is the 5th anniversary of Mozambique Afro Swing Exchange, MASX. You are invited to a cultural exchange where 60 international participants get the opportunity to spend 7 days with our whole dance company. In other words, you will not only have one dance teacher and one musician to learn from, but a whole dance company as support teachers and friends during this week. The number of locals will be the same as the number of international participants. We will dance together, cook meals in traditional ways, play music, sing and hang out under the stars on the beach side. We will learn different traditional and urban African dances, dance Lindy Hop, Jazz and Blues and enjoy live music.

Any dancer is welcome to this event! it doesn’t matter if you are professional or beginner, if you come from Swing, Contemporary, Street Dance or just like to move your body to music. In other words, you don’t have to be a Swing dancer to enjoy this event! We will learn from each other, see how similar we are as human beings and celebrate our differences – it is a true cultural dance exchange.

It is our pleasure to present the MASX 2020 Full Programme or check out the short programme below  


Features

  10.5 hours of Dance Workshops.
  Parties and activities every day!
  Drumming Class.
  3 nights Accommodation in Ponta D’ouro.
  4 nights Accommodation in Maputo.
  13 Meals with traditional food.
  Airport pickup.
  Transportation between all locations included in the program.

Day 1 – Monday 23th  

Morning | Arrival in Maputo and check in at Fátimas
Evening | Hoyo Hoyo Welcome Party and Introduction


Day 2 – Tuesday 24th

Morning | Introduction to African and Mozambican Rhythms Workshop and Afro Swing
Afternoon | Visit Polana Caniço suburb and tour the local market
Evening | Didinya Afro Swing Show and social dance


Day 3 – Wednesday 25th

Morning | Travel by bus to Ponta D’ouro
Afternoon | Traditional Mozambican Dance Workshop
Evening | Dinner, Lirhandzo Swing Out Party


Day 4 – Thursday 26th

Morning | Traditional Mozambican Circle Dances Workshop
Afternoon | Lunch and free time
Early evening | From African to Blues and ceremonial gathering and dinner
Evening | African open fire Party – Xitiko Ni Mbaula  and Mozambican Drumming and Singing Workshop


Day 5 – Friday 27th

Morning | sleep in
Afternoon | Urban and Traditional African Taster classes

Evening | MASX Cabaret and Kuphatima ka Nweti – The Moonlight Dance 


Day 6 – Saturday 28th

Morning | Travel to Maputo
Evening | Free time for Dinner
Evening | Sizodivana jam night with live African and Swing music 


Day 7 – Sunday 29th

Morning | Free time for relaxing and visiting FEIMA Art Craft Market
Afternoon| Youth Program Swing Classes and Performance with Hodi Afro Swing Kids
Evening | Salani Vamakweso Farewell Brothers and Sisters Party


Day 8 – Monday 30th  

All Day | Depart Maputo

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