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Presenting Cuban artist Lazaro Betancourt and his artwork

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Oslo Caribbean Feeling is all about Caribbean culture, in music, dance and other art forms. We are proud to welcome artist Lázaro Betancourt back to show more of his work this year. First time Lázaro presented his art at the festival, was in 2016.

Lázaro is a Cuban artist making beautiful carvings on precious wood. During his residency in Norway, he has also started to create painting with various afro-cultural themes and color combinations. He will also bring some of his painting to the exhibition the coming weekend, a part from his wooden sculptures.

Make sure to visit Vinterhagen some time Saturday or Sunday between 13 and 18 hrs. His pieces are also for sale.

 

 


Showtime!

Category : Artists , Party , Venue

Oslo Caribbean Feeling is all about culture, music and dance. Learning, doing and enjoying while watching. This year we are proud to present both professional, semi-professional and student team shows, from the following artists:

 

Tamba & Emanuela

He is French, she is Italian and they are the new dancing couple to hit the International Salsa scene! Based in the UK, both very versatile dancers and performers, they have this undeniable passion for dancing which is contagious to whoever dances or learns with them. Tamba and Emanuela are a combination of technique, energy, style and knowledge. They are specially known for their fusion style where they marry Mambo/Chachacha with Afro-Cuban movements and Rumba.

 

SalsaKompaniet Mambo Ladies

Salsakompaniet mambo ladies is directed by Nalini Løver and the group started their project this summer. All the girls are students of salsakompanietfor many years and are dedicated hard working ladies. They all share the passion and love for dance and especialy the groove of mambo! Nalini Løver is the director and choreografer of salsakompaniet mambo ladies. She fell in love with salsa dancing when she was living in Ecuador and has never stopped since she took her first basic steps in 2009. She has experience from different styles within the latin american dances but her heart is with mambo. She works at Salsakompaniet and also performs in other dance projects.

 

GROOVIN Heels Ladies

GROOVIN Heels Ladies show team from Oslo, choreographed and coached by Magda Prichodko. They dance together for years always presenting entertaining shows full of energy and exciting surprises.

 

SALSANOR MEN STUDENT SHOW TEAM

Newly formed male student SalsaNor show group from Trondheim presented their first show just a month ago! Under the watchful eye of their coach Magda Prichodko they worked with dedication, great focus and joy to present dance routine full of energy, character and fun.

 


OCF 2018 Artist line-up

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More than 18 artists are now ready!
Check out the artists page.


Los Conquistadores de la Salsa at OCF 2018

Category : Artists , Concert

Oslo Caribbean Feeling 2018 proudly presents: Los Conquistadores de la Salsa!

We are exited to bring this great timba band to Sentralen, Oslo on Saturday October 27th 2018! Tickets available from May.

The concert is included in all passes (weekend/ladies/party pass) or may be bought separately. See Prices & Sign-up page for info and link to tickets.

This video will give you a taste of their music:

 


Showtime!

Category : Artists , Party , Venue

Many dance academies and dance teachers in Norway have their own show groups and student show teams. Oslo Caribbean Feeling is a great opportunity to present their work, in the wonderful venue of Sentralen.

We welcome two student teams from Salsakompaniet (Oslo), Lene´s student show team (Stavanger) and Dancecity Bachata Ladies show team (Oslo).

Salsakompaniet in Oslo is presenting two of their student teams, their Bachata student team and Salsa student team. The teams consists of  the most advanced students in Salsakompaniet, representing the dance academy at dance events and festivals nationally and internationally. The bachata choreography is created by the founder of Bachata Sensual, Judith Cordero, and norewegian Salsa champion, Jazzy Ruiz. The main goal for the show teams is to spread the joy of dance and inspire others to take their hobby to the next level.

Lene Bjelland is the choreographer and trainer of the student show team from The Stage Dance Academy in Stavanger. Lene started her dancing career at the age of 5 dancing classical ballet for 12 years before she discovered salsa and the latin dances in 2001. She quickly developed a love and passion for salsa. Lene started teaching in 2006, and she has been to numerous salsa festivals all across the world learning from the best. She started joining show teams and has performed at the New York Salsa Congress, Berlin Salsa Congress, Hot Salsa Weekend in Stockholm, Stage Dance Festival etc. During the spring 2017 she created her own show team and choreographed a partner routine with 5 couples, and the show was presented for the first time at the Stage Dance Festival in September 2017. In Oslo there will be 3 couples, and the team consists of the following people: Lene Bjelland (choreographer and trainer), Nenad Manojlovic, Gulia Shafikova, Erlend Kveinen, Kristin Helland and Aanen Aanensen.

Finally the most recent show team created in Oslo, Dancecity´s Bachata Ladies show team, will perform during Oslo Caribbean Feeling. We are anxious to see what all these groups have been practicing the last months. Break a leg!! 😉

 



La Descarga LIVE concert – “30 years Salseando Norway”

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This picture was taken half way in the Descarga history, some 15 years ago..

It has been 30 years since Norway’s first Salsa orchestra La Descarga was established by pianist and composer Sverre Indris Joner in the lead, and Cuban Sergio Gonzalez on vocals.

We think its the most appropriate thing in the world to celebrate this with a grand anniversary concert with this fantastic orchestra during the new Latin & Afro-Caribbean festival, Oslo Caribbean Feeling.

The concert will take place Saturday 28th of October in stunning Marmorsalen of Sentralen, in the very centre of Oslo. The ticket includes the full Oslo Caribbean Feeling Party in Sentralen, with 3 or 4 different dance-floors offering international dj´s playing salsa, kizomba, bachata, reggaeton, afrobeat, semba, son etc.

Dance shows, animation & other entertainment before and after the concert. Professional Master of Ceremony.

La Descarga line-up:

  • Sverre Indris Joner (Norway), band leader/arrangements, piano
  • Sergio Gonzalez (Cuba), lead vocals, minor percussion
  • Luis Enrique Rivera (Peru), vocals
  • Eduardo Cedeno Rodriguez (Cuba), timbales and vocals
  • Marius Bastiansen (Norway), congas
  • Ole Marius Melhuus (Norway), double bass
  • Frank Brodahl (Norway), trompet
  • Marius Haltli (Norway), trompet
  • Even Kruse Skatrud (Norway), trombone

Doors open 21:00, with DJs, dance shows, animation & other entertainment
Concert starts 22:30 (ca.)
Tickets available soon
Venue: SentralenØvre Slottsgate 3, Oslo


Concert included in the Oslo Caribbean Feeling Pass

Live at Cosmopolite, Oslo, 2013:


Meet the OCF taxi-dancers

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This year we have invited a team of experienced dancers as taxi-dancers during Oslo Caribbean Feeling. Please meet Brice Moon, Henry Kiztro, Lin Damase and Sugar Rissimo.

They all live in Paris, and dance several styles and genders. They will be present at all parties and some of the workshops and circulate as dance partners with ladies without a partner at the moment, and perhaps also contribute with some party animation.

It is important for a quality dance event to achieve a good balance of ladies and men. We have been working hard to obtain this through limiting the ladies passes, as you already know. The taxi dancers are only an addition to this 🙂

Come & get that Caribbean Feel together with us in October!


A message from our artists

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Our artists welcome you to OCF 2017!
Are you ready?

Listen to what Delahoy and Moe Flex have to say:

Join us in Sentralen 27th-29th of October!

signup.ocf.salsanor.no


Meet the Artists

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14 of the Oslo Caribbean Feeling Artists  are ready for you!

Mr. Moe Flex is the Oslo Caribbean Main Man, giving a great variety of awesome workshops and keeping that smile on your face during the party programme at night.

The rest of this wonderful team is a good mix of international artists and artists residing in Norway, all prepared to make sure you get heated up properly before the dark & cold months of the year starts.

Read more about the artists on the Instructors and DJ´s page. Our web will be continuously updated with more artists and all the practical and useful information you will be wanting as we get closer to the event.