Monday: Hoyo Hoyo Welcome Party!
Hoyo Hoyo – Welcome Party! This year the welcome party will take place in #CentroCulturalNtsindya, where we are going to serve traditional Mozambican dinner and time to meet your new family for the week, play games, sing and dance.
At 10pm we are going to have after party at Restaurante e Galeria Piriquita’s. Car will pick us from Centro Cultural Ntsindya to the venue. Entrance: 200Mt
Day 2 – Tuesday 12th
Afro Swing Night Party
To feel the vibration of Polana Canico neighborhood we have prepared the Afro Swing Night. This is the opportunity to express your feelings, dance and enjoying the moment.
Car will pick us up around 5PM at the hostel. Dinner will be served at the venue ( At your own cost)
Day 3 – Wednesday 13th
Lirhandzo Swing Out Party – A night of casual social dancing mixed with some African rhythms. Dance barefoot, in your swim suit or whatever makes you feel comfortable!
Day 4 – Thursday 14th
19:00 Dinner followed by – Talk – How to build a safe and supportive community? Xitiko Ni Mbaula- Afro Beach Party. Xitiko Ni Mbaula is the wooden triangle that brings the fire to life. This is our African party that will take you to the roots of Mozambican tradition. Open fire at A Florestinha do Indico, singing, drums and circle dances until late hours. The evening will start with Mozambican drumming and singing workshop followed by dancing and jamming around the fire until late hours.
Day 5 – Friday 15th
In the evening we will have dinner followed by Atchuza party with live music Show Ponta your hidden skills and then let’s put on our swing attires and show swing out to Live music with @Banda Hodi, No Limits, Deuscio Vembane, Beatraz Mate and Catarina Rombe followed by a DJ Battle between Swing and African!
Day 6 – Saturday 16th
Festa do Ritmo
after the Showcase and Banda Hod’s performance we are going to move again to Polana Canico ”B” to have our last party at Matanhane’s Place.
We have a great list of DJs for you.
See this amazing venue just in front of the Indian Ocean!
Day 7 – Sunday 17th
Visit to Polana Caniço – Hodi’s neighborhoods! A minibus will pick you up at Kaya Kwanga Residencial and take you to the suburb where most of Hodi dancer’s have grown up and still live. We will take you on a tour to the local market, listen to stories about local traditions.
Pick up in the afternoon for the last day’s adventures and goodbye party. This day the Hodi Swing Kids will be in focus! Invited teachers will be able to give swing classes to the kids that we all can join followed by a dance performance with the amazing dancers from our Youth Program “KUTSAKA”.
In the night you are welcome to our goodbye party Salani Vamakweso – Fairwell Brothers and Sisters! The night will be dedicated to having time to enjoy our new friendships over Mozambican food, music and dancing to say goodbye and thank each other for the experience.
This is from when Harlem Hot Shots came for our first Afro Swing Festival: