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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!!


Presenting Cuban artist Lazaro Betancourt and his artwork

Category : Artists , Pictures , Uncategorised , Venue

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.

 



Mark your calendar: 26-28 October 2018

Category : Dates , Venue

The time and place for OSLO CARIBBEAN FEELING 2018 are ready:

26-28 October 2018 at Sentralen, Oslo

The third annual Oslo Caribbean Feeling is soon to be announced with this years artists and surprises – including LIVE CONCERT! Block the entire weekend, and talk to your boss about Monday if you are travelling, because all you want to have on your schedule at the end of October is that Caribbean Feeling – in Oslo.

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Join us at the 3rd edition in 2018!

Category : Dates , Venue

Join us 26-28 October! 3rd edition

Discover Norway´s most charming dance festival and the essence of the Afro, Latin & Caribbean rhythms that we so love to dance to!
26 – 28 OCT at the most gorgeous venue Sentralen in the heart of Oslo. Get the date into your calendar the sooner the better.

Oslo Caribbean Feeling 3rd edition is a festival with a difference! Emphasising different Cuban rhythms and dances like Salsa, Rueda de Casino, Afro-Cuban, Rumba, Son, Reggaeton…, embracing the Dominican Bachata, and taking a good dive into the rhythms of Kizomba, Semba, Afrobeat….offering you high quality dance workshops, LIVE concert with Los Conquistadores de la Salsa from Peru, presenting art exhibitions & finally Moe Flex´s very popular and now updated musicality lesson.
The rest of this years fantastic Artist Crew will be introduced very soon 🙂

3 Nights of Parties | 3 Days of Dance Workshops | Specialty Workshops | Dedicated rooms for Cuban, Bachata & Kizomba | 3 Party Rooms | International Artists | National Artists | Live Band | International DJs | Art Exhibition

Festival Pass available at goto.salsanor.no/ocf

Enjoy the pictures from previous years and hold on to the Caribbean feeling 🙂 
– Your main organizers, Reidun Svabø & George Daniels

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Art exhibition in Gullhallen during the event

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The Cuban painter Guillermo Cardenas Rodriguez will put up some of his amazing art work in Gullhallen at 3rd floor during the Oslo Caribbean Feeling.

Make sure you have a look some time during the event.

The artist will be around if you want to meet him or you have interest in any of his paintings.

Website: desnudoart.com

 


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!! 😉

 


Our partner hotel: First Hotel Millennium

Category : Venue

Just across the street from the OCF venue, Sentralen, is our comfortable and high quality partner Hotel Millennium.

We have 50 rooms available until end of September including one of the best hot & cold breakfast buffets in Oslo, that will last hours of dancing!

Single room NOK 955 per night
Twin/Double room NOK 1155 per night

 

 

 

 

 

Book online using booking code: FHSALSANO
or
book directly to e-mail: Millennium.Booking@firsthotels.no using reference: 6438158 OCF-Salsanor

 

 

 

 

 

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As our venue is in the very heart of Oslo city, there are also a multitude of other hotel options around, from 1-5 minute walk from Sentralen. Feel free to browse the hotel search engines to find an even better deal for the 27th-29th of October.


Days left for Oslo Caribbean Feeling25/10/2019
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