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Global Village to host international sensations Swing Latino and AAINJAA during Season 26


Guests will enjoy the best of South American culture with high energy, innovative, and entertaining performances in this season’s line-up


Dubai, UAE – 19 October 2021: Global Village, the UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, has announced two electrifying international shows as part of a jam-packed entertainment calendar in Season 26. From end of October and throughout November, thunderous beats will take over Global Village thanks to AAINJAA, the extraordinary percussion group, from Bogotá, Colombia. In December, Swing Latino will explode onto the Main stage with vibrant performances displaying complex stagecraft skills and breathtaking creativity.


Shaun Cornell, Director of Entertainment, Global Village said: “We are so excited to welcome AAINJAA and Swing Latino to Global Village this season. These two groups are at the pinnacle of their specialties and we’re thrilled to be able to provide this level of entertainment in Season 26. Latin music is filled with energy and passion which is exactly what we wanted to bring to the line-up this season. Music and dance are central components of culture and a key part of the journey of discovery that Global Village brings to its guests.”


Adding to the renowned street atmosphere of Global Village, the AAINJAA percussion group will perform from 29 October to 25 November, 2021. The band’s name roughly translates into English as “to do, to elaborate, to manufacture, and to build.” These brilliant performers bring talent and fun to an exuberant show, starring 30 artists dancing their way through the streets of Global Village. AAINJAA uses a large range of different types of percussion including Cajas, Surdos, Repiniques, Brillos and Dobras. The performance is highly choreographed, with dancers swaying with the beat in perfect synchronization.


Homero Cortes Ordonez, Director of AAINJA said: “We are very excited to perform at Global Village for Season 26. The park has a rich history and flare for celebrating cultures from around the world. AAINJAA represents an exceptional part of South American culture and of the differences that make us unique. The team are now rehearsing for the very special performances they will deliver at Global Village and can’t wait to perform in the Middle East for the first time.”


There's nothing like live Salsa dancing and Cuban-pop rhythms to make guests’ trip to Global Village all the more memorable. Swing Latino is a Columbian Salsa dance sensation, who made history in their performance behind superstars Jennifer Lopez and Shakira during the 2019 Super Bowl show. Swing Latino will dazzle the senses during its three-week run at Global Village from 7 to 31 December, 2021. Guests will be amazed by the caleño dance style comprising of gravity-defying routines and captivating dance moves.


The group’s unique and high-energy music creates the perfect backdrop for its salsa dancers, a combination sure to get the crowd tapping their feet and swaying in time. Their performances across the globe included being named 1st runner up in the World of Dance show, which in turn enabled them to perform on multiple occasions with international superstar Jennifer Lopez.


Guests to Season 26 can experience these incredible shows with their Global Village entry ticket. More updates will follow as Global Village gets ready to welcome guests on October 26 2021.