I see many debates or conversations online about passada and I can see that many people don’t actually know the difference between passada and kizomba. In fact, because of this confusion there is a “war” between Caboverdian and Angolan teachers trying to prove that what we call kizomba today was influenced by passada from Cabo Verde. … More Passada vs Kizomba
Semba and kizomba are both family dances where age, size or beauty does not matter. Only the joy of dance. Semba and kizomba are danced everywhere: in homes, clubs, streets, backyards, EVERYWHERE! With mothers, sisters, children, friends and neighbors, with EVERYONE! … More The Truth About Semba & Kizomba
“Roger is probably one of the best voices in Africa but unfortunately, because he sings the criollo of Cape Verde (resulting from his career essentially in Holland), he has been increasingly appropriate and considered a Caboverdeano singer and not a Guinean Grand Musician. We have a duty to get our Roger back.” … More Music Culture Wednesdays Vol. 11
This week let’s shift the focus to Haiti because this artist is very well known and appreciated by the PALOP community.
Cavé was born to Haitian parents and spent most of his adolescent years in Haiti. … More Music Culture Wednesdays Vol. 10
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. … More Music Culture Wednesdays Vol. 9
Every Wednesday I will be introducing great kizomba artists from the PALOP community that usually don’t receive the recognition they deserve. … More Music Culture Wednesdays Vol.5
Every Wednesday I will be introducing great kizomba singers from PALOP communities that usually don’t have the recognition they deserve. … More Music Culture Wednesdays Vol.1