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Legendary TABANKA DJAZ to Oslo Caribbean Feeling

For the first time in Norway, Tabanka Djaz from Guinea-Bissau on stage Saturday October 26!

In the Lusophonic music world, this nearly 30-year-old band are stars, and have several tours behind them both in the United States, on the European continent and of course across the African continent. In the 90s and early 2000s, they released four records with great success. They were nominated for Ngwomo Africa, the African continent’s Grammy, and sold to Platinum.

Then several events happened that would have dramatic consequences for the successful band. A beloved band member, keyboardist Caló Barbosa, passed away in 2006. At the same time, the financial crisis came and hit the local music industry hard. The band’s drummer, Dinho Silva, chose to move back to Angola in 2008.

Then ten years of silence followed, while the band’s fan crowd across the world insisted tirelessly on the band getting back on stage. And here they are!

Today, these four musicians form the main core of the band:

Mikas Cabral (song, guitar)
Juvenal Cabral (bass)
Jânio Barbosa (keyboards) andMimito Lopes (keyboards).
With them, they include drummer Cau Paris, percussionist Kabum, trombonist Lars Arens, saxophonist João Capinha and finally Cláudio Silva on trumpet. And it is sounding like never before!!

Their latest album “Depois do Silêncio” (After the Silence) is a celebration of over a quarter-century existence and reflects the band’s African soul.
Don´t miss out on this great concert experience!!

International and national DJs play several styles of salsa, bachata and other rhythms in all rooms at Riksscenen before and after the concert.

The concert ticket is included in the Oslo Caribbean Feeling festival Pass.

Concert tickets only: NOK 320 (advance purchase until the day before the concert) / 270 students

Riksscenen the NEW Oslo Caribbean Feeling venue

We are thrilled to announce that we have a New and Super-High-Quality venue for Oslo Caribbean Feeling this year: Riksscenen, located in Schous’s Kulturbryggeri in Oslo city centre.

Riksscenen is one of Oslo’s most modern concert halls, and the entire festival program will be in the same building, with four halls that can offer professional dance floors and some of the best sound systems and most brilliant acoustics in Oslo.

Enjoy som images from the SalsaNor dance event Calle Latina at Riksscenen in 2014:

We can´t wait to take you there and to fill the building with Caribbean vibes from Friday to Sunday!!


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.



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.



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!! 😉


TAXI-DANSERE fra Holland!

Category : Artists , Party

Visste du at det finnes en rekke crew med taxi-dansere i Europa? Dyktige og erfarne dansere, ofte lokale instruktører der de bor, som deltar på internasjonale festivaler som taxi-dansere. Dette bidrar til et høyere dansenivå på festivalen, da man får flere dyktige dansepartnere på workshops og disse gutta aldri stopper å danse om kveldene! Vi gleder oss til å ta imot Joelson, Jonathan, Shalon og Jason!


Did you know there are various taxi-dancer crews around Europe? Experienced dancers, often local teachers where they live, who travels to international dance festivals as taxi-dancers. This contributes to a higher dance level at the festival, with good dancepartners ni the workshops and non-stop dancing at night! Looking foreward to receiving Joelson, Jonathan, Shalon og Jason!

Middag sammen med artistene.

Category : Artists , Dinner , Party , Venue

Lørdag kveld før Copacabana Night braker løs, spiser festivalens artister sin middag kl. 20:30  i den vakre Marmorsalen på Sentralen. Har du lyst å joine dem der for en Karibisk Jambalaya-gryte med ris fra den prisbelønnede restauranten på Sentralen til NOK 195, kan du bestille den her: ocf-middag.salsanor.noDet finnes alternativt en tilsvarende Vegetar-gryte, for de som ikke ønsker kjøtt.Må bestilles innen midnatt mandag 10. oktober. Drikke og evt. forrett/dessert kan bestilles på stedet.

Dinner with the artists.
Saturday night before Copacabana Night take-off, the festival artists are having their dinner at 20:30 hrs. in the beautiful Marmorsalen at Sentralen. Want to join them for a Caribbean Jambalaya-stew with rice from the award-winning restaurant at Sentralen for NOK 195? Please order it here: ocf-middag.salsanor.noThere will also be a vegetarian stew if you prefer not having meat.Must be ordered through the link within midnight monday 10th of October.Refreshments, starters and desserts may be ordered directly during the dinner.

Kizomba lørdagspass – hele 9 workshops + party

Category : Party , Workshops

Hvilke 9 workshops er inkludert i lørdagspasset?

Alle klasser på lørdagen som er kizombasembatarraxinhabachata og Open Level (blå farge) er inkludert i lørdagspasset.
Samt inngang til festen Copacabana lørdag kveld!

Dette passet er alltid 200 kr rimeligere enn Full pass for hele helga.
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