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Miami Prepares for the IFE-ILE Festival of Afro-Cuban Dance!

The city is heating up in preparation for one of the year's major Afro-Cuban cultural events in Miami.

The streets of Miami will come alive this August as the 17th annual IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Festival comes to town. One of the major Afro-Cuban events in Miami, this event will see renowned masters and students in a wide variety of dance styles showing what they've got. It's more than just a celebration of Afro-Cuban history; it's an opportunity to embrace the close relationship shared between the cultures of Miami and Cuba for decades.

IFE-ILE FestivalOrisha, Afro-modern, Yuka and salsa rueda will be represented along with many other dance styles as representatives pour into the Dade County Auditorium from August 20th to 22nd, 2015. Instructors like Rainier Garcia and Juinier Quintero will be showing off their unique forms of dance, and workshops will give visitors the opportunity to learn the moves for themselves. These dance workshops will be complemented by instructional courses in instruments such as batá drumming and minor percussion. 

IFE-ILE is one of the preeminent non-profit Afro-Cuban dance companies in Miami, and the organization is dedicated to preserving the traditions of Afro-Cuban culture. The company stages the festival in collaboration with the Miami Salsa Congress, an organization that hosts a five-day Latin music and arts festival. Together, they strive to create an environment where people of every background and ethnicity can come together to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Southern Florida. If you're up for more dancing, the Salsa Congress will be held from July 29th to August 2nd in Miami Beach.

Bring your dancing shoes to experience the amazing feats and rich variety of Afro-Cuban culture at this year's IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Festival. Consider staying with us at Hilton Miami Downtown, and we'll do everything we can to make sure your trip is memorable.

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