Kizomba Level 1

Introduction to Kizomba

  • Starts 12 Sep
  • 1 400 svenska kronor
  • Falkgatan 7, Gothenburg, Sweden

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Class description

Kizomba means party and is both a music and a dance genre from Angola. In comparison to its origin semba, kizomba is similarly based on stepping like pushing into the sand but is usually slower and can have a more smooth sensual touch. The kizomba music is influenced by both semba and zouk music. It origins from the 80’s in Angola when a zouk concert was given by Kassav, a French Caribbean music group from Guadeloupe. During this concert Angolans danced semba to the zouk music. Kizomba became popular rapidly and has several styles such as Passada, Tarraxinha, Quadradrinha and Ventoinha. In addition several types of urban styles evolved from kizomba, with inspiration from for instance tango. * All our courses are held in collaboration with Studieförbundet Studiefrämjandet