7 Days of Dancing with Hodi Maputo Afro Swing!
Hodi Maputo Afro Swing consists of 74 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 edition of Mozambique Afro Swing Exchange, MASX. You are invited to a cultural exchange where 70 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 2024 Full Programme or check out the short programme below
10.5 hours of Dance Workshops.
Parties and activities every day!
3 nights Accommodation in Ponta D’ouro.
4 nights Accommodation in Maputo.
13 Meals with traditional food.
Transportation between all locations included in the program.
Day 1 – Monday 11th
Morning | Arrival in Maputo and check in at the hostel
Evening | Hoyo Hoyo Welcome Party and Introduction
Day 2 – Tuesday 12th
Morning | Introduction to African and Mozambican Rhythms Workshop and Afro Swing
Afternoon | Take it easy at the hostel
Evening | Dinidya Afro Swing Show and social dance
Day 3 – Wednesday 13th
Morning | Travel by bus to Ponta D’ouro
Afternoon | Traditional Mozambican Dance Workshop
Evening | Dinner, Lirhandzo Swing Out Party
Day 4 – Thursday 14th
Morning | Traditional Mozambican Circle Dances Workshop
Afternoon | Lunch and free time
Evening | African open fire Party – Xitiko Ni Mbaula and Mozambican Drumming and Singing Workshop
Day 5 – Friday 15th
Morning | sleep in
Afternoon | Urban and Traditional African Taster classes
Evening | MASX Cabaret and Kuphatima ka Nweti – The Moonlight Dance
Day 6 – Saturday 16th
Morning | Travel to Maputo
Evening | Free time for Dinner
Evening | Food exchange
Day 7 – Sunday 17th
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 18th
All Day | Depart Maputo