Since 2015, Arts Council England recognised BATUKE! Festival as an important event for the promotion of Afro-Luso music & dance in the UK and beyond.
Kizomba UK is proud to receive the support from Arts Council England, enabling artistic developments of dancers active in the field of Afro Luso dances.
Being backed by Arts Council England also means access to the festival is kept affordable, with Full Pass starting at £40 only and being kep under £70!
Other initiatives made possible by this partnership include BATUKE! Kids, a unique proposition allowing kids to participate to the event for FREE.
Support BATUKE! Festival by purchasing your pass now and help us continue the exploration of the origins and influences of Afro-Luso music & dance.
Sean Williams is proof that being passionate about music and other cultures can transform you.
Self - taught "DJ Britanico" regularly travels to Portugal and immerses himself with local Afro -Portuguese culture.
He has learnt from the best and continues to refine his craft playing at some of the best events in the UK. Sean created Kizomba Manchester and collaborates with all major promoters nationally.
Studio Afro Latino, is on a mission to "supporting, developing and empowering the teaching and promotion of Kizomba & Afro-Luso culture".
Founded in 2004 by LUKAS award winner Iris De Brito, Studio Afro Latino is based in London with branches in the rest of the UK & Europe.
Kizomba * Semba * Kuduro * Afrobeats * Coupe Decale * Fusion * Rumba * Salsa
Studio Afro Latino instructors went through intense training, are passionate and aim to deliver good standards in social ethics on the dance floor.
The Studio Afro Latino team (a.k.a. S.A.L. team) is known for its expertise, reliability and professionalism and will be an integral part of BATUKE! Festival.
Created in 2008, Kizomba UK is a promotional structure organising quality events in the UK and the rest of Europe.
We've held events at some of the top locations in London, Shaka Zulu, Ruby Blue, 229 The Venue, Rich Mix London, to name a few.
We've also organized community events and continue to design original events, including BATUKE! Festival since 2017.