Every Wednesday I will be introducing great kizomba artists from the PALOP* community that usually don’t receive the recognition they deserve.
Kizomba music comes from all over the PALOP community, not just Angola. All mixes between zouk and Afro rhythms (not to be confused with Afro-house) are normally called kizomba, amongst PALOPS, regardless if the artists or bands are from Guiné-Bissau, Cabo-Verde, São Tomé and Prince, Mozambique or even the Congo (which is not a PALOP country).
Tabanka was a group formed in 1986 by brothers Micas, Zé Carlos and Juvenal Cabral along with Aguinaldo de Pina and Rui Silva. Two years later in 1988 Tabanka Djaz was formed and after a tour in the U.S. they decided to record their first album, Homónimo, released in January 1990.
Tabanka Djaz is also an example that every African country has their own version of “kizomba”. They like to call their music Afro-Zouk, but the PALOP community often refers to it as kizomba.
Kizomba – Indimigo – https://youtu.be/HhGEUhrDX94
ALBUM: Tabanka Djaz – Indimigo  ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ 04 – Indimigo
Kizomba – Bacu- https://youtu.be/BDbVqL202f4
Subido con Free Video Converter de Freemake http://www.freemake.com/es/free_video_converter/
Kizomba – Rusga di 7:30 – https://youtu.be/qDU9W4C7ZwE
Kizomba – Sub 17 – https://youtu.be/b9wIQcSmJIo
Kizomba – Nô Fiança – https://youtu.be/Rvk9HH6BJDc
Kizomba – Foi Assim – https://youtu.be/5wHXvtWPdxU
Kizomba – Depois do Silêncio – https://youtu.be/2cVrI2cJTCk
Gumbe – Brincadera di Aos – https://youtu.be/ZjNxAMpk9Gg
*PALOP – Portuguese-speaking African countries, also referred to as Lusophone Africa, consists of six African countries in which the Portuguese language is an official language: Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe. Besides having a common language, the five former colonies of the Portuguese Empire share a strong “cultural identity, a similar system of governance and a long tradition of contacts and exchanges amongst themselves”. In 1992, the five Lusophone African countries formed an interstate organization called PALOP, a colloquial acronym that translates to African Countries of Portuguese Official Language (In Portuguese: Países Africanos de Língua Oficial Portuguesa). The PALOP countries signed official agreements with Portugal, the European Union and the United Nations, and they work together to promote the development of culture and education and the preservation of the Portuguese language. Together with Portugal and Brazil in 1996, the Portuguese-speaking African countries established the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (Portuguese: Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa, abbreviated to CPLP).