Kizomba is a sensual couple dance, developed around 1989-1990 in Angola. The most widely used language to sing betrays the colonial history: Portuguese. Kizomba means In Kimbundu (one of the many languages ​​besides Portuguese): party, party.

The music is based on Semba, the predecessor of Samba. What zouk - ish, but sometimes spicy and faster. Fluent romantic, with African rhythms. The added electronic percussion gives kizomba a slow and sensual rhythm.

KizombaThe dance has picked up a lot of Argentine tango, including salsa, merengue, lambada, zouk (West Indies) and coladeira (Cape Verde). The basic posture and gait is similar to the Argentine tango. The partners are close together and make sensuous, undulating movements. Slightly bent and flexible knees allow vertical, forward and backward, and even round moves with the hips, while the couple moves on the dance floor.
In our region, José N'dongala promotes the Kizombalove methodology.

There would be three ways to dance Kizomba "Passada" (classic style), "tarraxinha" and "quadradinha".

More and more schools take kizomba in addition to salsa, bachata and zouk, in their lesson and party program. It seems to me that the (way of) dancing with the time is more sensual, intimate and erotic. (Or am I getting old?)

Compilation albums: The Nha África - Paixão e Ritmo, Lusodance, Mussulo, Kizomba de Angola and Kizomba Dança Comigo.