This will make you want to grab hold of that dance partner of yours and sway!
The lovely pair in the video is dancing the sensual and romantic Kizomba dance – one of the most popular dance forms from Angola. Kizomba is a dance that was born in Angola in the late ’70s and the music is based on the Antillean Zouk and dance the Argentine tango. It is a sensual dance that allows you maximum freedom of expression.
Kizomba is one of the most popular genres of dance and music originating in Angola. It mixes influences of traditional Semba with zouk and compas music from from the French Caribbean. On this basis, Kizomba music emerged as a more modern music genre with a sensual touch mixed with African rhythm. Unlike Semba, Kizomba music is characterised by a slower and usually very romantic rhythm, sung generally in Portuguese.
In Europe the word “kizomba” is used for any type of music derived from zouk, even if not of Angolan origin.
It was the Kimbundu name for a dance in Angola as early as 1894. The Kizomba dancing style is also known to be very sensual and flows with a music of a romantic flow.
Music: Soha Mil Pasos (Remix Kizomba Dj Paparazzi & Dj Ashh)
Soha is a French contemporary R&B singer who released her debut album in 2007. Born of Algerian heritage, she hails from Marseille and cites influences ranging from American jazz, blues, and soul to Jamaican reggae and Latin music.