We are less than a few weeks away from the upcoming San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival and more information is now available for the event. Below is an updated schedule of events that you can refer to throughout the event. Don’t forget that the entire event is full of dance workshops, lessons, performances by some of the most gifted dancers in the world and of course great social dancing available for you to take part in.
Kizomba dance is uniquely African and has its origins in the music of the Angolan people. Described as a very sensual dance similar to bachata and merengue, it is distinct in its African rhythm that sets it apart from the traditional latin music in the dance scene. If you’ve never seen the dance before here is a short video clip showing it in action:
During the San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival you can have an opportunity to learn from master Kizomba instructor Lucia Nogueira in one of the many workshops to be held over the course of the Labor Day Weekend. The San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival is August 28th through the 31st during Labor Day Weekend and you can still secure your tickets before it sells out on the official website for the event.
Keep checking RitmoBello.com for more updates as we get closer to the San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival 2014.
Although the San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival 2014 is months away, it’s not too early to secure your ticket and lodging at bargain prices. The tickets for the festival are only $119 right now and rooms are as low as $139 a night.
If you’ve never been to the San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival this is the perfect year to take part in all the festivities. From expertly led workshops to great night performances and social dancing, the San Diego Salsa Bachata Kizomba Festival is the best opportunity for a crash course in salsa,bachata, now Kizomba dancing.
It’s not surprising to see new dances grow in popularity. Indeed, many of the Latin dances we enjoy today such as salsa have roots in other dance traditions that were once more common.
Over the last few months I’ve noticed a lot of new Youtube videos showcasing a fairly recent dance called Kizomba. Credited by many as coming from Angola, the music and dance also has connections with Portugal as many of the songs are sung in Portuguese. When you see the videos here you’ll notice that some of the movements are similar to other Latin-style dances such as tango, samba, and merengue.
So far I haven’t seen this type of music hit the San Diego dance scene, but I would not be surprised if took hold here. For now we can watch the spread of this music and dance worlwide and await its debut in America’s Finest City.