NANTES, FRANCE (February 12, 2018) – Interaction and intermingling of different cultures has brought about different forms to music, art and dance. One of these intermingled dance and rhythms is Kizomba, which is a mixture of Angolan culture along with Cape Verdean and French Antilles rhythms. “Kizomba borrows heavily from the French Antilles, as well as Latin influences. Various music festivals around the world have sprung up which give a proper platform for the showcasing of the beautiful dance and music form that is Kizomba”, stated a representative.

Kizomba is a word which actually means “party” in a language called Kimbundu, which is a local Angolan language. Kizomba’s dance form has been influenced by the Angolan semba, and its music derivative belongs to the family of Angolan cultural Semba music. The sensuality which is ever present in the music and dance variations of Kizomba have been a product of its intermingling with the Haitian culture and their dance form, called the Compas. “Born in the 1970s, Kizomba music has a more rhythmic feel to it, with a sprinkling of sensuality and romance. This makes the music very accessible and inculcates the freedom in people to go with the flow of the music”, said the representative.

“The recent rise in popularity of Kizomba has us thrilled. The dance and music form is finally getting the recognition that it deserves. We here at Agora Kizomba keep tabs on every Kizomba event that is taking place around the world. We also cover each and every festival that has mentions of Kizomba. The very best of festivals such as the Latin Dance Festival, Euro Salsa and Sensual Festival, Riviera Dance Cruise, and the K-Iceland Festival in Reykjavik. We have also had the pleasure of conducting interviews of personnel who have a voice of authority in the world of Kizomba. Such voices include that of Don Kikas and Mari Carmen Alcazar. She has been a dancer, a teacher and a proponent of Kizomba in Spain and the rest of Europe”, concluded the representative.

About Agora Kizomba:
Agora Kizomba is an online website known for covering various Afro-Latin rhythms such as Kizomba, Semba and Kuduro. It has been instrumental in popularising the idea of Kizomba in different countries and communities abroad.

For more information, visit their website at

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Director and Editor-in-Chief: Kloe Eva Ram


Representatives of Agora Kizomba talk about their recent success and Kizomba in general.



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