Now in its impressive seventh year, the AfroLatin Dance Festival has only grown bigger and bigger over the years - but 2017's edition just might be the biggest yet.

Taking place across three cities and nine days, there's all kinds of events planned. Kicking off on Thursday 11th October in Cairo, AfroLatin are set to go all out with several beach, pool and boat parties, workshops and sightseeing expeditions in Luxor and Hurgahda, as well as the capital - in fact there have been around 14 parties and 30+ workshops announced. Coming along for the ride are a whole host of DJs from Egypt, Lebanon and Netherlands as well as artists and performers from as far and wide as Spain, Germany, Turkey and the UK - and there's still more to be announced.

What makes things all the better is the fact that attendance is incredibly flexible; you can join the AfroLatin crew on the whole trip and cruise, or even get day passes for specific days.

afrolatin egypt festival 2016 1The festival is set to kick off at Le Passage Hotel like last year.

The festival is the biggest date on AfroLatin Egypt's kaleidoscopic calendar, which has seen the event planner and dance school hold some of the most unique dance events for both beginners and exerts in Cairo at a range of different venues. While Afro-Latin music hasn't quite reached the masses in this country, the cult of AfroLatin Egypt has amassed a loyal following.

afrolatin egypt festival 2016 2Last year's festival attracted people from all walks.

If you want the proverbial rhythm of the proverbial waves take along the Nile for what is shaping up to be a huge trip, check out AfroLatin Egypt on Facebook

By Kalam El Qahaira