Discover the Heartbeat of Cuba in Lisbon

Welcome to the vibrant world of “Crazy 4 la Timba,” where the pulsating rhythms of Cuban dance and music ignite the streets of Lisbon. As a celebration of cultural richness and artistic expression, our festival is a dynamic platform that showcases the depth and diversity of Cuban heritage. Join us for a captivating experience filled with unforgettable performances, workshops, and the infectious joy of Timba, all set against the backdrop of one of Europe’s most charismatic cities. This is more than just a festival; it’s a movement that brings together the best of Cuban culture, promising moments that resonate long after the music ends.

Our Story

"Crazy 4 la Timba" was born from the shared passion and dreams of two friends who were deeply enamored with Cuban music—Lucio Davalos, known as DJ La Pantera, and Luis Duarte. Inspired by their love for the cuban music, they envisioned creating a festival that would not only celebrate this music but also bring together like-minded enthusiasts in one of Europe's most beautiful cities.

In 2022, their vision came to life with the inaugural "Crazy 4 la Timba" festival held in Lisbon. The event quickly established itself as a magnet for Cuban music aficionados, marked by an incredible atmosphere where fans from various backgrounds converged to share their love for the genre. Highlighted by performances from notable artists like Alain Perez and Renesito Avich, the first edition was a resounding success, capturing the authentic spirit and joy of Cuban music.

As the festival's reputation grew, so did the organizing team. New members joined the core team, each bringing their own expertise and enthusiasm, which allowed the festival to enhance its offerings without losing the original passion and 'craziness' that sparked its creation. This growth has enabled "Crazy 4 la Timba" to continue thriving, fostering a community that comes together year after year to celebrate their shared passion in the heart of Lisbon.

Our Mission

At ‘Crazy 4 la Timba’, we’re all about sharing our love for Cuban music and diving into some of the wildest parties you’ve ever seen. Our festival is your chance to groove to the heartfelt rhythms of Cuba, learn the moves from some of the best Cuban maestros, and really get into the history and folklore behind each dance. We’re here to bring everyone together—whether you’re a seasoned dancer or just love the music and want to express how it makes you feel. Join us, let loose, and be part of a community that’s as passionate about Cuban tunes as you are!

Experience Crazy 4 la Timba

Music and Dance

At “Crazy 4 la Timba,” get ready to immerse yourself in the full spectrum of Cuban music and dance. Our festival covers a rich tapestry of styles, from the classic rhythms of cha-cha-cha, son, and mambo to the contemporary beats of songo and son montuno. You’ll experience dances from the deep history of Cuban folklore, such as Rumba and Danzón, all the way to the latest trends like Reparto. Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or a newcomer, you’ll be swept away by the vibrant sounds and captivating moves that define Cuban culture.

Workshops and Conferences

Our workshops and conferences are designed to deepen your understanding and appreciation of Cuban music and dance. Led by high-caliber instructors and renowned Cuban maestros, our workshops cover a wide range of topics. You can hone your skills in specific dance styles, learn about the rhythms that drive Cuban music, and even discover the nuances of Cuban folklore. Our special conferences offer insights into the history and creation of Cuban music, providing you with a comprehensive view of its cultural significance. These sessions are perfect for anyone looking to expand their knowledge and connect more deeply with the art form.

Night Parties

When the sun sets, the real magic of “Crazy 4 la Timba” begins. Our nightly parties are legendary, offering an electrifying mix of live music, DJ sets, and spontaneous dance-offs that keep the energy high until the early hours. Picture yourself dancing under the stars to the infectious rhythms of Timba, surrounded by a community of fellow music lovers. With some of the best DJs and live performers setting the stage, each night promises a unique and unforgettable celebration. These parties are where you’ll truly feel the passion and spirit of Cuban music, making every evening a must-attend event.

Behind the Scenes

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Frequently Asked Questions

What workshops are available?

Our workshops cover a wide range of Cuban dance styles and rhythms, including cha-cha-cha, son, mambo, Rumba Guaguancó & Columbia, Afro-Cuban folklore, and contemporary styles like Reparto, Lady Styling, Pasitos, etc… Each workshop is led by renowned Cuban maestros and is designed to cater to all skill levels, from beginners to advanced dancers. You can find more information at the workshops page.

What is the timetable of the workshops?

The detailed workshop timetable will be available on workshops page closer to the event. Each day features multiple sessions across different dance styles and levels, allowing you to plan your schedule according to your interests.

Where can I sleep?

Lisbon offers a variety of accommodation options to suit all budgets. We recommend booking your stay early to secure the best rates. Popular choices include hotels, hostels, and vacation rentals like Airb’n’b.

What is the location of the workshops?

he workshops will be held at several venues across Lisbon, all chosen for their spacious and well-equipped facilities. You can find all information about the venues at the locations page.

Where are the parties located?

Our nightly parties will take place at some of Lisbon’s most vibrant and iconic venues, offering a perfect setting for dancing the night away. Exact locations can be found at the locations page.

Which artists are invited?

We are thrilled to host a stellar lineup of artists, including top Cuban dance instructors, acclaimed DJs like DJ Tom’n’Ka, DJ Timbalero, DJ Rafi, and DJ Assane. Detailed artist lineup can be found at the lineup page.

What is the price of the tickets?

Ticket prices vary depending on the type of pass. Detailed pricing information can be found on our ticket page. Options include VIP Passes, Fullpasses, Bootcamp tickets, and Partypasses, each offering different levels of access and benefits.

What is the difference between the different ticket options?
  • VIP Pass: Includes access to all workshops and parties, a choice of one exclusive bootcamp, a free festival T-shirt, and complimentary drinks at the parties.
  • Fullpass: Grants access to all workshops and parties, but does not include bootcamps.
  • Bootcamp Ticket: Provides access to a chosen bootcamp and the Saturday party where the bootcamp choreography will be performed.
  • Partypass: Grants access to all the festival parties.
Where can I buy the tickets?

Tickets can be purchased directly from our website. Visit our ticket page to select the pass that best suits your needs and complete the secure checkout process.

Are the tickets refundable?

Tickets are non-refundable. However, they can be transferred to another person if you are unable to attend. Please contact our support team for assistance with ticket transfers.

Join Us for an Unforgettable Experience

Whether you’re looking to master the dance floor or just enjoy the vibrant atmosphere, Crazy 4 la Timba has a ticket option to suit your needs. Secure your pass today and get ready to experience the best of Cuban culture in Lisbon!

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