Our season so far has consisted of Afro-Latin rhythms. This month we are taking a trip across the ocean, away from the Americas all the way to Africa, because the rhythm we are talking about today is… Kizomba!!!
We travel to Angola to talk about the history of Kizomba and the socio-political and cultural context in which it developed. We talk about Kizomba’s musical influences and about how the dance came to be, and we discuss its international reach.
Our guests are Rui Djassi Moracén, an Angolan project manager, and the founder of the “University of Kizomba”, a non-profit educational initiative that aims to promote Angola at large, preserving its culture and the essence of its dances; and Kimberly Nicole , a marketing and communication professional who is also the owner of Kizomba RDU in the Triangle area in North Carolina, where she teaches kizomba and semba.