Passada vs Kizomba

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

Music Culture Wednesday Vol. 14

M’bilia Bel (born 1959) is a Rumba/World Music singer from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She is known as the “Queen of Congolese and African Rumba”. She rose to fame after being discovered first by Sam Manguana and later by Tabu Ley Rochereau who really helped her to gain confidence, fully control her powerful soprano-voice and to reach to the summit of one of the best Congolese female singers.
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Pitanga Weekender in Philadelphia 12/3/16-12/4/16

Eddy Vents’ intensive training course known for producing the finest kizomba and semba social dancers is headed to the East Coast for the very first time. Tickets and info click here SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 12-6 pm: Intermediate/Advanced semba. Only 20 spaces available. Applicants must submit a video to dance@eddyvents.com. $100 tickets available until 12/2, which *includes* … More Pitanga Weekender in Philadelphia 12/3/16-12/4/16