2016 Australian Kizomba Festival
19 - 21 August 2016 Melbourne, Australia
The Australian Kizomba Festival is Australasia’s first ever dedicated Kizomba Festival, bringing together the Australian and international Kizomba community all together under one roof.
Check out last year's promo video:
AKF 2016 will feature:
Melbourne is a great city to host the Australian Kizomba Festival and is often referred to as Australia's cultural capital due to its thriving arts scene of live music, dance, film and other art forms.
FEATURING A TOP LINE-UP OF WORLD CLASS INSTRUCTORS, PERFORMERS & DJS:
A WHOLE WEEKEND OF KIZOMBA DANCE WORKSHOPS:
Learn from the world’s best international and national instructors, and immerse yourself in 3 whole days of workshops dedicated to Kizomba, Semba, Tarraxinha as well as Kuduro and Afrohouse – catering from Beginner to Advanced level!
3 INCREDIBLE NIGHTS OF KIZOMBA PARTIES:
Experience pure Kizomba heaven and join hundreds of other Kizomba dancers over 3 nights of incredible parties! Be transported to the hottest Kizomba clubs and festival in the world, with the sounds of Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique and the Afro-Luso world with top international and national Afro-Latin DJs. Enjoy world-class shows and crowd participation with a genuine party vibe and feel-good atmosphere!
AKF2016 will be held at St Brigid's Hall (378 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North), a large art-deco style venue used for many Melbourne dance and arts events, located in the vibrant inner-city precinct of Fitzroy, just 2km from the CBD. The venue is walking distance from Fitzroy’s renowned bohemian vibe and eclectic mix of cool cafes, bars, restaurants and boutique shops, and a short tram ride to Melbourne's famous CBD laneways and nearby attractions such as Federation Square, Southbank, St Kilda, etc.
5 REASONS WHY YOU CAN’T MISS OUT ON THE 2016 AUSTRALIAN KIZOMBA FESTIVAL:
WHAT IS KIZOMBA?
Kizomba is a captivating partner music and dance genre that orginated in Lusophone (Portugese-speaking) Africa: Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, etc. Kizomba means 'party' in the Angolan language Kimbundu. The music is a fusion of African rhythms such as Semba and Coladera with French-Caribbean Zouk. Kizomba can incorporate elements of RnB, Hip Hop and Electronica which has given way to sub-genres such as Ghetto Zouk and Tarraxinha. Kizomba dancers connect in a unique way, where leading and following finds a new dimension! It has taken the world by storm and is now growing rapidly in Australia.