About Us
Who We Are

San Francisco Int'l
Bachata Festival

SFIBF is the largest and hottest Bachata festival in the world. created by Rodney Rodchata Aquino, along with its sister event Reno Bachata Festival, they are the first Bachata festivals in the USA.

It celebrates the music and dance of Bachata, preserving its roots and accepting its evolution, as well as Salsa, Zouk and Kizomba.

Located in one of the greatest city in the world - San Francisco.

Rodney "Rodchata" Aquino

Founder
Created by Rodney Rodchata Aquino, San Francisco International BACHATA Festival (SFIBF) is the largest and hottest Bachata festival in the world. Along with its sister event, Reno Bachata Festival, SFIBF, they are the first Bachata festivals in the USA.

It celebrates the music and dance of Bachata, preserving its roots and accepting its evolution, as well as Salsa, Zouk and Kizomba.

It hosts over 50 teachers and over a hundred of performers from all over the world.

Jimmy "JSmooth" Bui

Web Designer
An accomplished dance studio owner and non-profit founder, Jimmy designed websites as a hobby while employed as a Project Manager at a well-known adult entertainment company in the bay area. Now a successful freelance Web Designer, he manages a number of websites while working from home in the Northern SF bay area.

He founded JSmooth Salsa, a non-profit organization that provided free Salsa lessons in San Jose for 10 years. Hundreds of accomplished dancers can remark on how their dancing began with Jimmy at the Miraido Studio.

With over 16 years of dance experience, Jimmy has taught at many dance events and donated thousands of dollars to charitable organizations to promote dancing. He has judged at dance competitions and taught workshops in the bay area and currently provides managerial support to some of Rodney's events.

Why You Should Volunteer With Us

You get some special perks for donating some of your time for us!

Yes! I would like to volunteer!

Free Event Pass

Free Event Pass

Full festival access when you're not volunteering!
Guest Lists

Guest Lists

Gain rapport and get on the guest list to local Rodchata events!
Free Snacks

Free Snacks

Yes! Snacks to keep you going when you volunteer!