Festivals, Instructors

Getting back to the Roots

For the ones who still don’t know Archi Roots (In his Kizomba name), he is teaching Kizomba in Hamburg, usually with his fellow teacher Tine. They give courses at different levels, and are known together simply as “Tine und Archi”. Archi is also the founder and the main organizer of the Kizombachata Festival in Bremen which as its name implies…

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Kizomba Breeze

A new big Kizomba event called Kizomba Breeze was published recently. It’s a cooperationby a group called Kizomba Allstars, made by Organizers, Djs and Kizomba instructors. I was curious to learn more about it, so I asked Maria Maluca, who is one of the organizers a couple of questions about the event. The original conversation took place inside “Kizomba in Hamburg” Facebook group. Erzähl…

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Kizomba Venues

Kizomba in Timbar

The Timbar parties take place every third Friday of the month at the stage club, I visited there last month (March 17). There is one bigger hall with Timba (Cuban Salsa) and one smaller hall with a mix of Bachata and Kizomba. It is described as Bachata kisses Kizomba and DJana Kiz is playing the music there. In the small…

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Kizomba Dance

What is Urban Kiz?

Urban Kiz is a dance style based on Kizomba. It has started in France just a couple of years ago. The “Kiz” refers to Kizomba and the “Urban” refers to other music and dance styles that are mixed into it: Hip Hop, R&B, Rap, house and ghetto zouk. A few differences between Urban Kiz and Kizomba: – Dance position is more open so…

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Ginga Festival 2017

Ginga Festival will take place this year in Hamburg on the 31/Mar-2/Apr. The program of the Festival includes workshops and parties. Here are some of the topics covered in the workshops, I added some links with youtube examples: Kizomba, Lead and follow, Semba, Ndombolo, Kuduro,  Coupe Decale, Tarraxinha, Afrohouse, Ginga, Urban Kizz, Azonto, Afrobeat and more. Kizomba takes a big part of the program…

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