Kizomba was born in Angola in the 1980’s and follows the influence of traditional Semba music from Angola as well. It has influences of Zouk music, originating from the Kassav people of the French Caribbean. Most often Kizomba songs are sings in Portuguese and Kimbundu ( Tribes of Buntu in Angola).
Kizomba combines modern music with sensual flavors of African rhythm similar to Semba music. Unlike the Semba, Kizomba is characterized by slower tempos and a romantic rhythm ideal for couples.
Music, like, Zouk from the French Caribbean, Kompa from Haiti, Cabo love, from Cape Verde can be classify a KIZOMBAS. It can be difficult to differentiate music at first. But with interest, you can feel the similarity and difference in the flow of the music.
Kiz-salsa Is a classic experience of Kizomba dance and salsa event; where the atmosphere is full of joy, wine and networking opportunities. At Kiz-salsa, you interact and socialize with people of different cultures through Kizomba music of Angola , Salsa music of Latin America’s , Semba music of Brazil and Zouk music of Guadeloupe,French Caribbean.
Kiz-salsa is organized by several local artists & dancers including Sambou Tijan. Sambou Tijan love working with people. He believes that “people are the building block of the society”. As an event organizer/ dancer, he organized many successful Art and Cultural event to bring people together in order to bridge cultures.
He started learning Latin dance in 2012 and also experiences multiple African dances in West Africa especially in Gambia and Senegal. “He always bring light on the dance floor with is great manners and styles “It is about the Connection not tension”, a friend of told him, after stepping on many feet on the dance floor. As a great dancer, he wants to share his passion with the world. Through social dancing, you can be a child again, your true self. Dance to experience the culture full of love .
Kiz-Salsa is incredible! I got a chance to learn how to Kizomba while also enjoying salsa. The live performances were incredible and I really loved all the people that I got to meet. Everyone is so friendly and Sambou is such a pro! Love it.
Kiz-salsa is incredibly fun. I'm new to the Charlotte area and this gave me an opportunity to meet new people in a fun environment.