7 Days of Dancing with Hodi Maputo Afro Swing!
Our dance company Hodi Maputo Afro Swing consists of 30 professionals artists 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 sister, 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 3rd edition of Mozambique Afro Swing Exchange, MASX. You are invited to a cultural exchange where 30 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. 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. 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 2018 Full Programme or check out the short programme below
10.5 hours of Dance Workshops.
4 Taster Dance Classes.
3 nights Accommodation on Inhaca Island.
4 nights Accommodation in Maputo.
13 Meals with traditional food.
Transportation between all locations.
Pass included for all events.
Drumming Class and opportunity to always drum instead of dance in class.
Day 1 – Monday 12th
Day 2 – Tuesday 13th
Morning | Introduction to African and Mozambican Rhythms Workshop and Afro Swing
Afternoon | Visit Polana Caniço suburb and tour the local market
Evening | Ndzumba ka Manhiça Traditional Mozambican Dinner and House Party
Day 3 – Wednesday 14th
Morning | Travel by boat to Inhaca Island
Afternoon | Traditional Mozambican Dance Workshop
Evening | Dinner, Luandle Swing Out Party & Blues Taster Class on the Beach
Day 4 – Thursday 15th
Morning | Travel by boat to Ilha dos Portuguêses
Morning | Traditional Mozambican Circle Dances Workshop
Afternoon | Lunch and free time
Afternoon | Kuzangalala Afro Swing Show
Evening | Mozambican Drumming and Singing Workshop
Evening | Dinner and open fire Xitiko Ni Mbaula – Afro Beach Party
Day 5 – Friday 16th
Morning | Urban and Traditional African Taster classes
Morning | Brunch and travel to Santa Maria Beach
Afternoon | Santa Maria Hang Out
Evening | Kuphatima ka Nweti – The Moonlight Dance and Kizomba Taster Workshop
Day 6 – Saturday 17th
Morning | Your Last Wish Workshop
Afternoon | Travel to Maputo
Evening | Free time for Dinner
Evening | Concerto Sizodivana with live African and Swing music and Lindy Hop taster class open to the public
Day 7 – Sunday 18th
Day 8 – Monday 19th
All Day | Depart Maputo