Daily workshops at Hotel Belorizonte (Sal Island) with
Ben Pedrosa is the most followed Kizomba dancer in the world with about 2 million Facebook followers.
From the south of Portugal, lives the dance guided by the dream of sharing with the entire planet the best of the culture of Angola, where he was born.
A dancer, choreographer and dance teacher since 1999, Ben has a background in various styles.
He has been a champion of ballroom dancing several times, a dancer for the contemporary conservatory ballet company of the Algarve Conservatory, graduated as a salsa teacher at EDSAE, has participated in many dance festivals and was a finalist in the 1st kizomba world championship (AFRICADANÇAR).
He was the founder of several Kizomba schools and "movements" in southern Portugal and Spain.
Ben Pedrosa and his beautiful partner, Ana Guerreiro, is a much cherished pair for being able to convey their love and passion for dance.
With their delicious choreography and fantastic teaching method, they delight fans around the world with published videos reaching over 40 million views.
Several countries have had the opportunity to meet them and share wonderful moments. Now you have the possibility to enjoy the same, in the beautiful festival, SABOR A CABO VERDE!"
CAZUZA KINVULA is an artist and professional dancer of Angolan origin. Since more than twenty years he is member of the Traditional Angolan Ballet Kilandukilu with which he has travelled all over the world. In 2012 he founded the association Kizomba Doce in Strasbourg (France) with the objective to bring the Angolan dances and culture to this city. Since 2014 he regularly teaches and organizes events in Berne (Switzerland) under the label Casa do artista. Thanks to his longstanding experience as an artist, his professionalism and his positive energy, he is a much-appreciated guest teacher of Kizomba, Semba, Afro House and Kuduro at international festivals throughout Europe, such as the Africadançar in Lisbonne, the Batuke in London, the Afromoves in Stuttgart and the Ta Fixe Kizomba Festival in Porto to name just a few.
Kiki was born in Santiago Island in 14 September 1981, and it was with only 9 years, that he started dancing. He became a member of “NovosUnidosOrgoes” group, where he got specialized in Zouk, Coladeira, Passada, Colasandjon, Batida Cabo-verdiana and Funaná.
Between 2004 and 2008 was animato rand dancer at several resorts, and in 2019 he moved to Italy, and opens his own school “Kizomba Style Academy” in 6 different cities, together with the dancer Federica.
He trained teachers, gave private lessons and was present in several national and international Kizomba congresses. Besides that, he made part of the artistic management and participated as a jury of in festivals and events.
Kiki is unique on his “Kizomba” and “kizomba Fusin” style, and beloved because of his great energy and own style.
ALC Dance Company founded in September 2005. Paula Loureiro and Ricardo Sousa, its artistic directors, choreographers and dancers, have danced together since 2000. The dance company is currently made up of 6 dancers. Due to wide knowledge and diverse training they acquired along the years, in 2007 and 2008, they won the title of the best Portuguese teachers.
In 2009, they won in the category of best Portuguese Show at the Top Dance Awards and were nominated for best choreographers at the Portugal Dance Awards in the "world dances" category. They were also official judges of the international kizomba competition “Africadançar” and invited regularly to judge several dance competitions.
They have performed and taught at many salsa/kizomba congresses and festivals, public and private events, in countries like Angola, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweeden, Switzerland, Timor Leste, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States.
In 2015 they created the international project “ALC HugDance Project”, creating a world network of performances teams in combination with some of the most recognized choreographers in the scene.
Zé Barbosa is an actor, plastic artist and teacher of Cabo Verde traditional dances, who has been teaching Kizomba na Passada from the north to the south of Portugal since 1999.
Founder of a dancing group at Cabo Verde association in Seixal, he was invited to participate with Recife Popular Ballet, on the Millennium Gala, at Lisbon Atlantic Pavilion. After that, together with other Cape Verdean dancing teachers, he founded Nos Manera group, that participated on several shows.
He also realized ( together with Sabor Latino group ) workshops in Oporto, Aveiro, Leiria and Coimbra. In 2006 he went on cruise with Tito Paris, to teach traditional dances and kizomba.
With influences from Coladeira and Zouk, Zé developed his own style through the years.
Marta Miranda is his partner for 10 years and together they founded Kizomba NaPassada style. Marta was a classic ballet dancer for 22 years, as well as of other kind of dances, such as contemporary, Cap Verde traditional, jazz and Latin’s.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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!
Sabor a Cabo Verde!! Extraordinários momentos vividos!! Los guardo en mi corazon!!
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
Me encanta...me kiero meter en la foto...me la prestas??
I miss you so much guys!!! (it's good you don't see me crying...)