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Learning Tracks, and Why They Should Matter to YOU (Updated)

HAS THIS HAPPENED TO YOU? You’ve spent money and time on a Kizomba festival or workshop, and you’re excited to learn some new skills. And, you run into one of the following 3 scenarios: SCENARIO 1 – You’ve been dancing Kizomba for a while, so you decided to take some more advanced workshops, maybe labeled “Intermediate”, […]

Yeni Lucero (USA)

Introducing dance sensation Yeni Lucero. Her classes introduce and revise authentic traditional West African dance movements and technique, with a sprinkle of Hip-Hop, Jazz and Modern dance technique. She’ll be teaching her signature Afro-Funk and body movement workshops at the festival. Click here to watch a video of Yeni Lucero   YENI LUCERO was born in the small […]

Morenasso (Angola/France)

(VISA PENDING) Cartara Productions and the Got Kizomba Festivals are proud to introduce Morenasso to the United States for the first time. Morenasso is an Angolan nationality Teacher, Dancer, and Choreographer for Kizomba, Semba and Kuduro. In Luanda, capital of Angola, Morenasso gained experience in traditional dances and carnival since his childhood. He also played […]

Benjamin & Celine (France)

Celine is a dancer and modern jazz teacher, dancing from the age of 4, who discovered Kizomba and fell under its musical charm. Benjamin discovered the world of couples dance, and decided to learn to dance Kizomba.  His main influences are mainly Albir, Enah, and Morenasso, but he has also studied under Petchu, Tecas, Tony Pirata, Curtis, Felicien, Z. Barbosa, Avelino, […]

Edo & Denise (Italy)

Born in Turin, Edo was introduced to the world of dance and music at the age of 15 when he began to study hip-hop and produce his first hip-hop beats. He continued studying Afro and Afro-Cuban, and then moved to the Caribbean world, competing and winning three national championships. He became a successful Salsa dancer […]

Learning Tracks, and Why They Should Matter to YOU

HAS THIS HAPPENED TO YOU? You’ve spent money and time on a Kizomba festival or weekend event, and you’re so excited to learn some new skills. And, you run into one of the following 3 scenarios: SCENARIO 1 – You’ve been dancing Kizomba for a while, so you decided to take some more advanced workshops, […]

AFROLATIN CONNECTION – Bruno&Catarina (Portugal)

AfroLatin Connection is, arguably, one of the most influential groups in Kizomba. They are known for impeccable teaching detail, fun delivery, and a deep grasp of the history and culture of the dance. While their basics are well-grounded, they have developed a style that is uniquely theirs. It is accessible, but complex in nuance. Our headline artists, […]

DJ Lee Mastermind (USA)

“Lee” Mastermind is an internationally known DJ and owner of Criolo Radio. With 19 years of experience in the World Music scene, he is exactly who you want when selecting an International Open Format Disc Jockey, with his ability to bring a “club feel” or “dance party” to your event. Most of his clients are […]

DJ Chad (France)

Dj Chad is not only one of the first Kizomba and Semba DJs and organizers (Latin Event) in France where he has been mixing since 2009, but also has he made his mark in the Portuguese-speaking countries. Due to his great work on parties and festivals (Hungary, Switzerland, Holland, France, Belgium, Romania, etc), he is […]