Raices: Afro Latin Festival brings the party to Smith’s Alternative with free outdoor performances by:


A uniquely energetic, funky and dynamic seven-piece band from Canberra bringing the best Latin Music to Australia! Funkytrop are heavily influenced by Afro-Cuban rhythyms, merging Funk and Afro-latin rhythms with contemporary music.

Raio de Sol:

Raio de Sol – meaning ‘sunbeam’ in Portuguese, is Canberra’s community samba drumming band, bringing the Brazilian rhythms of samba to the ACT.

Capoeira Senzala Australia & Kokoloco Dance Studio:

Capoeira is a martial art and form of expression that combines fighting, dance, play and acrobatics. In action, it is a dialog and a contest between two actors, or combatants, who communicate through movement; surrounded by participants who sing and play in a circle surrounding them.

Kokoloco Dance Studio are the leaders in Latin dancing in Canberra, teaching a diverse mix of Afrolatin and Caribbean influences that bring you the most exotic moves, rhythms and sounds from around the world. They also partner to create some of Canberra's most successful Latin events.


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