The first festivals in North America dedicated to Kizomba&SembaREGISTER NOW
Welcome. Cartara Productions™ introduces the 5th in our series of International SF got kizomba!™ Festivals, which were the first Kizomba & Semba dedicated festivals in North America. The festival features artists from around the globe: Kwenda (Cape Verde/Portugal), Mister Tecas & Ms. Jo (Angola/Cape Verde/France), Pierre&Edith aka Kizomba Gold (French Guiana), Sara Lopez (Spain), Don Jose (France), Marc Brewer (USA), Benga DaBeatz (USA), Nika&Emile (USA)). Get ready for our signature KIZOMBA & SEMBA IMMERSION™ experience: more instruction time with fewer instructors, allowing you to fully explore the subject matter and really get to know the artists.See you at the elegant Hotel Kabuki (group rate available) in San Francisco, the Jewel of the West Coast.
Kizomba is a style of music, and a beautiful partner dance, developed in Lusophone (Portuguese Speaking) Africa from the late 1980′s to early 90′s. Kizomba music, born as a fusion of African rhythms and Caribbean Zouk, is a romantic genre generally sung in Portuguese. Kizomba’s popularity is growing rapidly in Europe, and other parts of the world.
For novices and experienced dancers alike, Kizomba is a breath of fresh air. The basics are easy to slip into, yet, Kizomba is challenging enough to keep anyone dancing it for years. The pleasure of social dancing is available much faster than with other types of partner dances. We are proud to help introduce Kizomba in North America. If you've never seen it danced or heard the music, watch a couple of videos below.
A festival designed by dancers for dancers has numerous benefits:
In addition to a great festival, the San Francisco Bay Area offers many reasons to spend time here. You'll want to schedule a few extra days to take it all in! Paraphrasing our sponsor, SF Tourism Tips, here are 10 reasons to visit: