ABOUT KIZOMBA

Kizomba is a social dance from Angola( african country). That is both dance and musical style. The word Kizomba means PARTY in Kimbundu, the Angolan dialect. The expression KIZOMBADAS in the 50’s referred to a big party. As a musical style,it is the result of an evolution between the traditional Angolan dance (SEMBA, KABETULA, REBITA…) , the influence of ZOUK music from the French Antilles  during the 80’s by the group KASSAV with several  rythms from Africa.

Kizomba dance and music is also performed in other lusophone countries ( Portugese speaking countries) such as Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau,Equatorial Guinea, Sao tome and Principe, Cape Verde, Brazil, portugal

Kizomba is sensual and no sexual. It is all about feeling and connection; It is addictive and really fun. Men learn how to lead sensually and women learn how to follow with feeling. Be ready you gonna fall in love with Kizomba .

ABOUT SEMBA

Semba (masemba in plural) is a traditional music genre and dance genre from Angola that became popular in the 50’s

As a music genre, Semba is the predecessor of a variety of music styles originated from Angola , of  Samba (from Brazil), Kizomba (from Angola),  Kuduro and others rythms from which he was inspired ( Kazukuta Kabetule, rebita,…) Traditionally ,the lyrics talk much  about the dark past of slavery, the daily life of Angolan people ,the freedom of the oppressed people.

As a dance genre, it would come from a ritual dance  carnaval. The word Masemba in plural means belly button. The body of the man that comes in contact with the body of the woman at the level of thebelly button.

Semba  was called dança de roda ( circle dance ). As Kizomba, Semba is also a circle dance and not a square dance. Today, Semba has evolved into a couple dance with large steps on a fast beat. The steps can be very acrobatic.playful and more fun.

Be ready you gonna be passionate.

THURSDAY

20.00h : SEMBA BEGINNER

LOCATION:

CAFE SANTI ( GOUDEN REGEN )

ROUNDPUNTLAAN 1

3600 GENK

FRIDAY

20.00h : KIZOMBA BEGINNER

21.00h : KIZOMBA INTERMEDIATE

LOCATION:

CREA DANCE

HAVENSTRAAT 23

6171 ED STEIN/ NETHERLAND

SUNDAY

17.00h: KIZOMBA BEGINNER

18.00h: KIZOMBA IMPROVER

19.00h: KIZOMBA INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED

LOCATION:

CAFE HAVANA

KOOIDRIES  4

3550 HEUSDEN- ZOLDER