Mi casa es su casa


During one of the summer evenings, when we were discussing the meaning of life, we realized that the only thing we are missing in the city of kings, is a dance event which would provide us with an opportunity to participate in a workshop concerning our favorite dance-styles during the day, and give us a chance to discover the richness of Cuban rhythms during the parties at night. Following the following principle: “If we do not entertain ourselves, nobody will entertain us”, unanimously, we decided to create a festival of our dreams here in Cracow. Due to the fact that we’re far from being selfish, and that happiness is a thing to be shared (because then, contrary to what one may think, it gets multiplied), we would like to invite you to create our dreams in reality together with us.

What is our recipe for a “perfect festival”? A lot of Timba, a pinch of Rumba and Afro, spiced up with reggaeton, artists who not only are perfect dancers, but who also have an ability to share their knowledge, parties during which shared fun will be present until the break of dawn, and people, above all, dance passionates and lovers of anything Cuban.

We would like you to feel good here, have great fun, so with full awareness of anything that could possibly happen, we would like to assure that everything is going to be done, to make the festival home, constructed with great attention to detail, become your home, as the Cubans would say: „Mi casa es su casa”.

About Us

At the first glance, our story resembles other, similar ones. We have met during a party, exchanged our phone numbers and became facebook friends. Soon, our facebook albums started to feature dozens of photos of us together, and our diaries became filled with all of the adventures through which we went together. And this would probably be normal, had it not been for the dream that was created within us, at the same time - to create a festival which has never been witnessed before, in the world of Salsa.

Looking for dance inspirations, we have visited numerous events, in Poland and abroad (Serbia, Spain, Greece, Tunisia, Bulgaria, Germany), in order to finally reach out to the source and visit Cuba. Even though our everyday jobs seem to be mundane, in the evening you may meet us around the dancefloors of Cracow, acting as dancers, course participants and instructors. Our dancing skills have been presented on numerous stages, however, we think that applause from even the largest audience cannot replace the smile on your partner’s happy face during a true Cuban fiesta :) Maybe this sounds far-fetched, but we consider music, especially the Cuban music, to have a soothing effect, and that there is no thing which is more beautiful than interpretation of such music with the use of sophisticated moves.

Is there anything more, beyond those charming smiles? Come, find out yourselves. We would also like to invite you to contact us, we will try to answer any question you could have. If you have any proposals, ideas, remarks - contact us! We’re not some weirdos :)

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First edition

¡Qué Calor! 2017

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The festiwal officially started on Friday from very interesting slide show about Cuba, which has presented for us La Compañía Cubana. After the theory we went on to practice: during music workshops, under Hector’s watchful eye, we learnt and clapped the rhythms of palo and yuka. The party in Metaforma Cafe, despite the unfavorable weather, went well – we enjoyed the best music from our DJs: Hervé TimbaLeaks and Tomas Tuno and the festival drink: fresa con sorpresa. On Saturday, all participants bravely attended the workshops, which gave for us: Lianette Granados, Liudmila Rodríguez,  Regla Hernández, Oliwia Szewczak, Ania Seruga, Osmani Segura, Ivancito Camagüey, Héctor Oviedo, Eryk Januszyk and Jacek Ratuszyński. Accompaniment in the Afro room was provided by Maciej “Mustafa” Giżejewski and Łukasz Jasiak, supported by our great artists. The translators: Olga Podkul and Zuzanna Klocek helped us to break language barriers. The Saturday evening, as befits gala, we spent in Cracow Opera. El Honguito joined the group of DJs and on the dancefloor we could admire shows of great groups: Cuban Flow, Salseras de Corazon, Oye! rueda and A lo negro. The party lasted until the morning, but the most assiduous participants didn’t miss Sunday workshops. And it was worth it – who didn’t get up, regret it! The last party took place in the Klub Plac Nowy 1. Finally it was time to take a breath for our brave volunteers and for us, so we could make a toast with delicious and served in huge glasses mojito. All evidence made by Łukasz Kanclerski (photo) and Mateusz Wykurz (video) is available on our website.

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