Kizomba is a music and dance style originating from Angola. It is derived from the French Antillian Zouk and with influences from Angolan Semba. Kizomba was developed during the 1980s.

It is popular in lusophone(Portuguese speaking) countries Cape Verde, MozambiqueSão Tomé and Príncipe, Guinea Bissau, East Timor, Macau Territory, and Brazil. The urban centers of Portugal with strong immigration from former colonies have major followings. It is usually sang in Portuguese or Portuguese creole. The typical kizomba song has to do with love. Kizomba is meant to be danced as a couple. Kizomba steps displays a 1-2 or 1-2-3 pattern, with movements in the hips.

Related Articles: BachataZouk , Funana 

Works Cited 

Wicksteed, Julian(2008). A Catch on Africa-An Angler's Walkabout Adventure., pp. 31, ISBN 1409205274, 9781409205272

Stead, Mike and Rorison, Sean(2010). Angola. Bradt Travel Guides, pp. 25. ISBN 1841623040, 9781841623047

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