If many modern dances can boast a rich long history, then things are a bit different with kizomba. Until the 80s of the last century, few had ever heard of the official name of such a dance. It’s just that young people in Africa gathered for noisy parties, celebrated various major and minor events in their lives, had a good time and, of course, danced. In all this atmosphere of celebration and general fun, Kizomba was born – a sensual and vibrant, energetic and plastic African dance.
If you want to know about the roots of kizomba, different sources will tell you different things. Someone claims that Angola is the true birthplace of the dance, someone will name Cape Verde as the point of origin, and someone will send you to search for the origins in distant Sao Tome. Continue reading