Welcome to Oslo Caribbean Feeling 2020

Here is first an overview of the festival program. Below you will find more details in:

– the workshop schedule

– the Saturday evening program

– and the Sunday evening program





20:00 Enjoy some cosy outdoor dancing surrounded by campfire and with great tunes from DJ EyRey

21:00 Door open for the SON CANDELA LIVE CONCERT, artist presentations and dance shows. No social dancing.



18:00 HRS

What is happening on the social dance scene today? We wish to use Oslo Caribbean Feeling as a platform to initiate a conversation in order to raise awareness of unhealthy behavior that affects our social dance scene in a negative way.

For thousands of people of all ages, all over the world, social dance is a lifestyle. It has become a part of us. It is where we find joy and energy. And because this has such a value for us, we need to come together as a global community, and find out how we can build a social dance scene that is healthy and where everyone feels safe to let loose and have fun.

For the panel discussion we have invited some of the key voices for the “zero tolerance” movement, Lara Tabet and Billy Miles, the organizer of the biggest social dance event in Europe, Vladimir Semencic, a psychologist that is also an active dancer, Stine Ingebjørg Fjeld, and some of our international dance teachers: Magda Prichodko, Valerie and Nii Nortey Lokko.

Small break with an entertaining Dance Show from RHYTHM SALSA SHOW TEAM


Learn about musical roots and influences from African to Latin and Caribbean rhythms.
And about the development of different dance moves in social dances the last decades.

An exclusive selection of dancers and musicians share their knowledge and experience on musical roots and influences from African to Latin and Caribbean rhythms; and about development of different dance moves in social dances during the last decades.

The following professionals will be in the OCF FORUM, sharing from their knowledge and answer questions from the audience:

Bafana (South-Africa) – on African musical rooths and influences in Europe and beyond

Bafana grew up in an environment with a love of music and artistic expression. He became involved early in the vibrant poetry scene in Johannesburg, and impressed greatly with his unusual composition of instruments. Bafana Nhlapo plays his own version of industrial percussion, composed of various household utensils that he has collected for a number of years.

Nii Nortey Lokko (Ghana) – on the evolution of the semba, zouk and kizomba dances (will be participating on screen)

Nii is a co-owner of the most important dance school in Stavanger, Stage Dance academy. Most people know and admire him for his brilliant teaching of kizomba and semba, but he is also an amazing dancer and teacher of both bachata and salsa (both Puertorican and Cuban). 

Magda Prichodko (Poland) – about connecting to the music, what body movements respond to the different rhythms and how we interpret the music on our styling and self-express in our dance.

Magda has lived the last 10 years in Norway, but she is an internationally known artist with long experience teaching and performing at different dance events.

Jazzy Ruiz (Guatemala) – about the evolution of movements used in partnerwork and improvisation during Jazzys 20-something years in the international dance scene. Also about changes in the dance scene and what are the tendencies on the dance floor today?

The musicians Beto Rivera (bass guitar), from Peru and Eduardo Cedeño (percussion), from Cuba, will be present on stage during the forum for demonstrations.


The conference concludes (appr. 21:30) with the showing of the artistic short film “That voudou that we do”, introduced by the producer and choreographer himself, Thomas Talawa Prestø.

Bar closes at 22 hrs.