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The Sensuous Embrace of Angola: Kizomba Nightz

Doors at 7:30 pm; Urban Kizomba with Eddie and Hercules at 8 pm; Semba with Yasert Ortega at 8:45 pm; Open Practica at 9:30 pm

Tickets are $10 Advance / $12 Students
$15 Day of Show

Learn the slow, romantic, sensual Angolan social dance, then dance to Kizomba and Semba music inspired by African rhythms and Haitian compas.

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Kizomba is a popular genre of music and partnered dance from Angola. Its is known to be smooth and slow, with grounded movements, danced in a close partner connection. The origin of Kizomba dance comes from Semba, a traditional type of dance and music from Angola known for its energetic movements.

For any questions please contact Kathy Reyes at


Yasert Ortega, originally from Mexico City, now resides in San Rafael. Yasert has danced to various types of music like merengue and cumbia, and his favorite; Dominican bachata and kizomba and semba. He has learned from several world masters. 

Earlier Event: August 15
Stu Allen and Mars Hotel
Later Event: August 17
Annette Aguilar and String Beans