August 22 - 26, 2019

2019/08/22 11:00:00

About Us

We are 5 years in and the ride continues! The Miami Beach Kizomba Festival (MBKF) aims to bridge the gap between Africa and the African diaspora by sharing the music, dance and culture of various African countries and encouraging cross-cultural understanding.

Bringing over 1000+ people together from across the globe, MBKF continuously creates a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. This vibe and connection is a central part of the festival and a major reason why so many people show up each year!

From pool parties with famed DJs, dance workshops, and music concerts to beach, fun and sun, join us in celebrating Africa and the African diaspora at MBKF 2019!

Our Team

We’re a small, friendly and talented team. Our backgrounds are diverse, our focus is committed. We put our passion into developing a memorable MBKF each year!

Guelas

Co Founder

Chalianna

Co-Founder

Dany

Co-Founder

Accommodations

MBKF 2019 will take place at the Eden Roc, right in the heart of Miami Beach. Lincoln Rd, Ocean Drive, Wynwood Art District & Bal Harbour Shops are minutes away with easy access to Miami & Fort Lauderdale Int’l Airports.

A vibrant city transitions to a beachside oasis. Lush interior spaces designed for pampering & relaxation offer oversized balconies peering out at the sea & the city. Whether you’re looking for a home base from which to explore Miami Beach or a serene oceanfront backdrop to unwind & escape, at Eden Roc Miami Beach your time belongs to you.

Eden Roc Miami Beach provides a modern, comfortable setting to relax & enjoy the view. Spacious rooms include oversized balconies overlooking the ocean or the city skyline, with three distinct pools, beachfront cabanas, on-site dining & contemporary design.

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Hotel Parking

If you would like to park at the Eden Roc, the hotel only has valet parking services available. The rates are:

  • Overnight Valet Parking – $45.00 per vehicle, per night, plus tax
  • Day Parking – $25.00 per vehicle (one entry, there are no ins and outs). This is a discounted price for MBKF attendees and you can pick up a validation sticker for this discounted price at the MBKF registration table.

Public Parking is also available next to the Eden Roc. It is a flat fee of $20.00. This public parking lot fills up quickly in the morning.

MIA Airport

Miami International Airport

  • Distance: 14 miles
  • Super Shuttle(one way): $22
  • Taxi Estimate: $50
  • Time by Taxi: 20 min
  • Uber and Lyft available
  • Airport Flyer (Route 150) provides an inexpensive transit connection from airport to Miami Beach. This express bus runs every 30 minutes from MIA to a stop on South Beach, located at 41st Street and Collins Avenue.
FLL Airport

Fort Lauderdale International Airport

  • Distance: 24 miles
  • SuperShuttle(one way): $29
  • Taxi (Estimate): $75
  • Time by Taxi: 43 min
  • Uber and Lyft Available
  • Tril-Rail from FLL to MiA Airport: $5 (note this train takes 30 minutes. (From MIA airport you can take a Uber.Lyft or Taxi which may come out cheaper than a taxi service from FLL directly.)

Artists

Dynamo

5lan

Yuri Da Cunha

J Lyn

Paulo & Lanna

Nat & Dany

Mena

Oscar BA

Rokhaya & Tyron

Isaac

DJ Sabura

DJ ILL Nyce

DJ Guelas

DJ Brazao

DJ Galo

DJ Pensador

Passes

Full Passes are now on sale! Passes are non-refundable. However, you can transfer to another party for a $15 flat fee.

When you click to purchase your pass, please fill out the full name for each pass purchased. Passes with incomplete or abbreviated first or last name will be canceled. Valid ID check will be performed upon registration onsite and must match the name on the purchased pass. Please note this event is 21 and older.

Schedule

All events (classes, parties, & registration) will be held within the Eden Roc Resort. You do not need to stay at the hotel to attend the festival. Please see the accommodations section if you need a place to stay. Workshops and other festival activities solely will need a wristband which can be obtained at registration desk.

Schedule as of August 15th, 2019 (subject to updates/changes)

Memories

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FAQ

Click on one of the buttons below to find answers to any questions you might have.

General

About MBKF

When and where is MBKF 2019 taking place?
What is the Miami Beach Kizomba Festival (MBKF)?
What are MBKF’s accommodations for the disabled?
Are there Restaurants Nearby?
How do i get to Eden Roc from Miami Airport?
When and where is MBKF 2019 taking place?

MBKF 2019 will take place Thursday, August 22 through Monday, August 26 at:
Eden Roc Miami Beach
4525 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33140

What is the Miami Beach Kizomba Festival (MBKF)?

The Miami Beach Kizomba Festival (MBKF) aims to bridge the gap between Africa and the African diaspora by sharing the music, dance and culture of various African countries and encouraging cross-cultural understanding. Attracting over 1000+ attendees, MBKF is able to bring this to life by educating our attendees through dance workshops and music concerts.

What are MBKF’s accommodations for the disabled?

The hotel has ADA compliant access to the lobby, check-in desk, to multiple rooms, bedrooms and meeting rooms. If further assistance is required, please contact the Eden Roc at (305) 531-0000.

Are there Restaurants Nearby?

Watch this video on where you can find food options nearby to the hotel, only walking distance away.

How do i get to Eden Roc from Miami Airport?

Watch this video on how you can get to the Eden Roc Hotel by utilizing the Miami MetroMover train along with a free shuttle bus.

Other options would be utilizing Lyft or Uber ride sharing apps on your phone, along with the Miami Yellow Taxi services.

Registration

Registration

When can I purchase my pass to attend MBKF 2019?
What is the difference between the Full Week & Party Pass?
When will I receive my pass?
How can I find out who is teaching & performing at the event?
Refunds
What is the difference between the Full Week & Party Pass?

The Full Week Pass allows you access to all MBKF workshops and parties. The Party Pass allows you access to MBKF parties only.

When will I receive my pass?

As soon as your register, you will receive an email confirmation from our ticketing partner. That email confirmation serves as your ticket. Please save it and show it to us, along with your ID, at the registration table on the day of the event. Our check-in staff will also have a registration guest list for verification.

How can I find out who is teaching & performing at the event?

Our list of instructors, DJ’s and singers can be found here.

Refunds
  1. No refunds under any circumstances. Any and all payments made are non-refundable.
  2. Unused passes has no monetary value and cannot be credited to future years or events.
Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Harassment & Weapons
Photo, Video & Audio
Image & Likeness
Liability
Terms
Harassment & Weapons

Event Participants are expected to behave responsibly and to treat each other – and treat the community – with respect, kindness, and compassion. MBKF reserves the right, without refund, to revoke the passes of Participants whose conduct is deemed inappropriate, disorderly or offensive by MBKF, affiliated third parties or the local authorities.

MBKF is a private event and has a weapons-free policy. Participants are not permitted to bring weapons onto the premises of any official MBKF events.

Photo, Video & Audio
  1. Under no circumstances are tripods, lights or elaborate set ups permitted in any MBKF event, workshops or concerts.
  2. MBKF participants are permitted to use hand-held cameras and/or smartphones to take photographs and capture digital images for personal, non-commercial use, provided the photography is not disruptive.
  3. Photographs may not be published, sold, reproduced, transmitted, distributed or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever.
Image & Likeness

Event Participants grant MBKF, its parent company and affiliates the right, but not the obligation, to photograph and film you and use your name, likeness, voice and other sound effects in the production, exhibition, distribution, promotion, publicity and advertising of this event in any and all media now known or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity.

Liability

Each Participant understands that participating in the Events is voluntary and may involve certain risks of physical injury, damage to property, and other damages or losses that may be sustained by a Participant. Each Participant assumes all risk of damages, property loss, and personal injury, which may occur by participating in the Events.

Terms

MBKF reserves the right to makes changes to the Terms at any time. Subscribe to our mailing list to stay updated on any changes.

Contact

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