5th December 2014

Roots of Rumba

Groundbreaking festival of Urban & Afro Latin dance theatre & culture, Roots of Rumba is back soon! Produced & curated by Ella Mesma & Passion & Purpose, the sell out event presents Latin dance theatre performances from the very best of UK’s Latin choreographers and dancers who are pushing the scene forward with their innovative take on Tango, Salsa, Capoeira, Samba and Rumba.

There are also workshops, delicious Afro Latin foods to try and an all styles Latin Vs HipHop battle with Cash Prize.

Established in 2013, Roots of Rumba is the first Afro & Urban Latin Dance Theatre Platform of its kind with a goal is to share our passion for Latin dance styles and give Latin dance greater recognition in the theatre. From Rumba to HipHop, Roots of Rumba shines a spotlight on the wealth of activity happening in the Uk Latin dance scene including Rumba, Tango, Salsa, Samba and even Rumba-Breaking acts.


Afro Cuban
Afro Brazilian
Cuban Contemporary

AFTERPARTY: From 10-1am Free to all ticket holders. Awesome Latin and Hip Hop sounds from DJ Lubi (Lubi Jovanovic) (one of the UK’s best known salsa and Latin music DJs both at home and abroad).

ALL STYLES LATIN VS HIPHOP BATTLE: The rules: Each crew must have one latin style and one hip hop style in their team.
Prize Money:

The event will also be supported by Casa International Festival.

“I found it entertaining and at the same time different in a positive way and I believe with potential to develop a secure platform for the enjoyment and edutainment of the dance forms you work with” 
Mercy Nabirye One Dance UK


CASA Black-Pink Square Socialpp

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