Traditional Angolan Semba dancing evolved into the Kizomba dance in the 1990's after Kizomba music became very popular. Kizomba is essentially the Semba danced slowly and romantically to Kizomba music. Kizomba is an Angolan word which means "party" in the Kimbundu language.
Kizomba is one of the most popular genres of dance and music originating in Angola. Kizomba music provides African rhythms and catchy melodies, and is often sung in Portuguese.
Kizomba dance is extremely beautiful and sensual. It can be danced in a very close embrace with slow, sensual moves, or in a more open embrace with faster footwork and tricks. The basic steps are easy for a beginner to learn, allowing them to participate in social dancing fairly quickly.
Fresh and new, Kizomba is in the midst of conquering the world!