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Daily workshops at Hotel Belorizonte (Sal Island) with MANDELA , ZÉ BARBOSA & MARTA , LUKASZ & KAROLINA ( VAMULA ) , MARCOS FIGUEIRINHA & DEDY , JOANA MACHADO and DJ OCEANO

MANDELA
MANDELA
ZÉ BARBOSA & MARTA
ZÉ BARBOSA & MARTA
LUKASZ & KAROLINA ( VAMULA )
LUKASZ & KAROLINA ( VAMULA )
MARCOS FIGUEIRINHA & DEDY
MARCOS FIGUEIRINHA & DEDY
JOANA MACHADO
JOANA MACHADO
DJ OCEANO
DJ OCEANO

ZÉ BARBOSA ( CV ) & MARTA ( PT )

José Barbosa is an actor, artist and a teacher of traditional dances from Cape Verde and teaches Kizomba all over Portugal since 1999. With great influences from Coladeira and Zouk, Zé has developed his own style over the years. Marta Miranda has been his partner for about 12 years and together they created the Kizomba NaPassada style.

JOANA MACHADO ( PT )

Joana Machado......

LUKASZ & KAROLINA ( VAMULA PL )

Lukasz and Karolina known as VAMULA have been dancing together since 2008. Their kizomba adventure has begun in 2009 in the first school of this style in Warsaw. For different ocasions they visited Cabo Verde and Angola to deepen their knowledge and understand the culture of people that created those dances. In 2014 they got to the finals of Africadançar - 7th Edition of Kzomba International Championship in Milan. Nowadays they give regular classes in Warsaw and participate in different festivals in Europe. VAMULA is a project created with passion for dance who understand it and love it. 

MANDELA MANDELA ( ANG )

Nelson Nascimento was born in Angola, in one of the most popular neighborhoods in Luanda (Rangel), where dance and music are always an element of everyday life. In 1999, in Portugal, he started teaching Funana, Kuduro, Semba and Kizomba in the north of the country, and in 2010 he started his international career with Lisa Dunke and they form one of the most popular couples with a unique energy in the world of kizomba. Mandela Mandela created a teaching pedagogy based on technique, musicality, motivation, self-image, self-love and always with the maxim: Positive Energy, Constructive Energy!!! Mandela is a man of causes where love for art, dance and culture is his true compass.

MARCOS FIGUEIRINHA & DEDY MESTRE ( PT )

Marcos Figueirinha is a dance teacher and promoter of parties and events in the south of Portugal, in the Algarve. With training obtained in Portugal, Spain and Cuba, he teaches Kizomba, Bachata and Cuban Salsa. His partner Denise Mestre has been professional therapist since 2015 and in 2018 she started  giving regular classes, also adapted to people with motor or cognitive difficulties.

DJ OCEANO ( STO )

Oceano ( Dj Oceano ) started out as a Dj in S. Tomé and Príncipe, and in 2002 he began to appear at the parties he organized and at nights in Lisbon. Dj at B'leza where he organizes parties every Sunday and where the pure essence of kizomba is represented by his work. Oceano is a demanded Dj in Portugal and for some festivals abroad, having won the award for best Dj in Portugal in 2021. A simple person, his trademark is his smile and the way he lives music in. Its slogan is..."Azembora"...and..."Puxa" among others.

MIKAS CABRAL ( GUI )

Mikas Cabral is one of the most charismatic musicians in Guinea-Bissau, guitarist, writer and priducer, he sis the lead singer of the mythical Guinean popular music group Tabanka Djaz. Now in a solo career, he increasingly shows his excellent talent for the world of Guinean, PALOP and African popular music in general.

  • Diana Taveira – MTV Portugal
    Diana Taveira – MTV Portugal

    I was invited to meet Ilha do Sal, its people, its smells and traditions and natural beauty. There the clock slows down and you take it easy. You can fish and dance anywhere. You respect nature's rythm.

  • Elena Castro - España
    Elena Castro - España

    Esta experiencia ha sido única y de la mejor que he vivido hasta ahora. No por la isla que por supuesto es un paraíso sin duda..sí no por la gente, me han enseñado.

  • Jorgen Svensson - Sweden
    Jorgen Svensson - Sweden

    I am really happy that I went on this kizomba adventure A BIG thanks/obrigado to all you great people I met. I miss you all and kizomba the most so go on with your NO STRESS life and we meet again somewhere.

  • Mia Machenhauer – Denmark
    Mia Machenhauer – Denmark

    Vasco, THANK you for a wonderful festival/holiday and for you being who you are. Thanks for taking care of us... I had a great warm holiday. Miss it already. Here back to reality... and it is cold... -1 degree...

  • Ruana Patricia Almeida – Cabo Verde
    Ruana Patricia Almeida – Cabo Verde

    I um muito obg pa ces grandes professores de dança i au senho Vasco Dias k ta proporciona nos este evento SABOR A CABO VERDE onde k no ta pote mostra k nos capacidade no ta pote bai mais além i és vitoria li ta bai especialmente pa bo Tony Pirata.

  • Lars Korsgaard Nielsen – Denmark
    Lars Korsgaard Nielsen – Denmark

    Tilbage i DK. efter en helt fantastisk uge på Sal Cap Verde. Er fyldt op med ny energi, masser af indtryk, frække dansemoves, og mødt en masse spændende mennesker. Tusinde tak til alle jer som deltog og har gjort denne tur helt uforglemmelig. NO STRESS KIZOMBA 4 EVER.

  • Viviane Unt – Estonia
    Viviane Unt – Estonia

    Thank you for the wonderful time in Sal! I wish my time in Cabo Verde could have continued in Mindelo like it started there! I was missing Cabo Verde already in Lisbon! Such great memories!

  • Maria Suarez  Romero
    Maria Suarez Romero

    Sabor a Cabo Verde!! Extraordinários momentos vividos!! Los guardo en mi corazon!!

  • Haraoula Rabaouni
    Haraoula Rabaouni

    It was a great experience! First time for us in Africa and we were happy to participate, dance and pass time with so many lovely people. Cape Verde is a heaven on Earth

  • Cristina Lorente
    Cristina Lorente

    Me encanta...me kiero meter en la foto...me la prestas??

  • Aiste Venckevičiūtė
    Aiste Venckevičiūtė

    I miss you so much guys!!! (it's good you don't see me crying...)

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