Birthday weekend





Marek and Dario are such swing brothers in a trick. Marek is a dancer from Brno and Dario is from Ostrava here. The two immediately became friends with their music and for their passion for the old clip and love in the vintage style, and from time to time they began to train and discuss history and history. They like to do reconstructions of old routines together, and the philosophy of dance (both paired and solo) appears. They like simplicity, relaxation and a stable rhythm. They will come with you to share how to enjoy solo dancing and relax with it.

A professional dancer from Mozambique, Carlos has danced with the National Ballet of Mozambique, the National Dance and Singing Company, and with the Hodi Maputo Afro-Swing company. Currently, he dances and teaches traditional dances from Mozambique and swing and afro-swing dances in Geneva, Europe and at international festivals.
The traditional dances of Mozambique are very rhythmic and powerful, they were used in particular as a form of cultural resistance during Portuguese colonialism.
When Carlos discovered swing dances, he immediately loved these Afro-American dances which mix African and European origins to express all the richness of jazz music. He likes to bring roots jazz back to its roots, mixing it with traditional dances from Mozambique.
For Carlos, dance is the expression of music and its moving rhythms and it is all this energy that he transmits on stage and in his classes.

18. 6. 2022 – 2. Birthday of Jazz Monkeys

Jazz Monkeys is celebrating its 2nd birthday and this time we have prepared a weekend full of dancing for you. What awaits you? Lessons with international lecturer Carlos Machava, who is originally from Mozambique and runs a dance school in Geneva. You can also look forward to a great combination of our well-known lecturers Marek and Daria, who have prepared for you non-traditional solo jazz lessons, 3 dance parties, 2 bands and a total of 4 hours of workshops.




16:00 – opening
16:30 – 17:00 Lindy Hop Workshop for beginners
18:00 – 20:00 Dance hall with the band Lam Trio
(Heřmanice Parish Garden, K návsi 6)
Free entry

20:00 – 02:00 Dance hall in Swing Cafe with the band Swingpáni and Markéta Komarová (Škroupova 10)
Price on the spot: 250 CZK

Workshop at Swing Cafe
10:00 - 11:00 - Afroswing (Carlos)
11:00 - 12:00 - Shake your chest! (Carlos)
14:00 - 16:00 - How to enjoy solo jazz? (Marek & Dario)
20:00 - 02:00 - Jazz Today concert with Markéta Komarová in Swing Cafe (Škroupova 10)
Price on the spot: 250 CZK


14:00 – 17:00 Picnic & Dance party by the riverside (River behined New Towns Hall)


10:00 – 12:00 SWAP clothes in Swing Café
14:00 – 17:00 Picnic & dance hall by the river (pier behind the New Town Hall in Komenského Sady)
and you can look forward to the real Stanley’s Dixieland
Free entry


We look forward to seeing you, Jazz Monkeys

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