About us

Some of the worlds most renowned teachers, DJs and promoters joined together to create the Kizomba World Project and our mission for 2019 is to present The Second International Kizomba World Day which will take place on the 21 and 22 July.  

The first 2 projects were World Kizomba Day Flashmob and International Women's Day Flashmob which united the whole global Kizomba scene, where we had over 104 cities participating, and 1000s of dancers being part of this amazing events. 

Our aim is not only to promote Kizomba but to support the people around us, each year we will choose a project or a charity to fundraise for. 
So what better way to raise money for a good cause? A global Kizomba Flash Mob and we want you to get involved! All you have to do is like our page and follow the instructions…

See you in July! 
 

Written by Sophie Fox 


What is KIZOMBA ? 

Kizomba, which is a word that means party in the Angolan dialect Kimbundo, was the name given by Eduardo Paim to an Angolan musical style that appeared in the late 70's. In Portugal the term was also used to define the "passada” dance style which came from Angola as well. Nowadays, it is the adopted name to define a cultural movement that joins together several nations, music styles and dance styles. In an unplanned way the name Kizomba evolved to define a type of dance which ramified in several styles and techniques. The different musical styles within this general name "Kizomba", appeared in different Palop countries (Portuguese-speaking African countries), and their origin rhythms were influenced by the musical rhythms of the Antilles, namely Zouk and Kompa. In Angola it was Semba, in Cape Verde it was Coladera, in Mozambique it was Marrabenta, in Guine Bissau it was Gumbé and in S.Tome and Principe it was Puita. All these African and Antillean rhythms share an identical musical clef which grants them a great similarity in sound.