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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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Artists

Kaysha

Kaysha or in his original name Edaward Mokolo Jr. is one of the most famous Kizomba singers. He was born in Kongo and moved to France with his family when he was 7. His music is a mix of Kizomba, Zouk RnB and Hip Hop. Kaysha is also a successful producer and worked with many Afro-Caribbean artists. In an interview…

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