Kizouk is a celebration, appreciation and education of Kizomba and zouk music and dance styles. Kizouk 2.0 is our first foray into introducing our attendees to these 2 amazing and beautiful dance genres. It’s sexy, sensual as well as beautiful to watch. With the introduction of Kizouk, our goal is to make Kizomba and zouk a part of the hotlanta salsa congress program. This addition will allow our attendees to grow their repertoire of dance styles, music and education.
Kizomba is both a style of dance and a style of music. The dance is a sensual partner dance developed in Angola from the late 1980′s to early 1990′s. It is a fusion of Semba (the predecessor of samba), Tango, and Zouk (from the French Caribbean Islands). Kizomba music is derived directly from Zouk music and is sung, generally, in Portuguese. It is a romantic genre of music mixed with African rhythm.
Zouk-Lambada is a group of closely related dance styles based on or evolved from the lambada dance style and is typically danced to Zouk music or other music containing the Zouk beat. The name Brazilian Zouk is used to distinguish the dance from the caribbean Zouk dance style, which is historically related to, but very different from the Lambada dance style