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Daily workshops at Hotel Belorizonte (Sal Island) with MANDELA , ZÉ BARBOSA & MARTA , MATS & STEPHANIE , BEN & ANA , SÓNIA DUARTE & INÊS MIRANDA and DJ SARAI

MANDELA
MANDELA
ZÉ BARBOSA & MARTA
ZÉ BARBOSA & MARTA
MATS & STEPHANIE
MATS & STEPHANIE
BEN & ANA
BEN & ANA
SÓNIA DUARTE & INÊS MIRANDA
SÓNIA DUARTE & INÊS MIRANDA
DJ SARAI
DJ SARAI

ZÉ BARBOSA ( CV ) & MARTA ( PT )

Zé 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.

BEN ( ANG ) & ANA ( PT )

Ben Pedrosa is the most followed Kizomba dancer in the world, with about 2 million followers on Facebook. Dancer, choreographer and teacher since 1999, Ben has been trained in different styles. Together with Ana Guerreiro, they form a much cherished couple for being able to transmit their love and passion for dance.

MATS ( CV ) & STEPHANIE ( CV )

Mats is an animator and dancer of traditional dances such as funaná, coladeira, mazurka, cola sanjon, morna, batuko and Kizomba, and lives in Sal Island. He is also a member of dance group hotel OASIS BELORIZONTE, which has been performing on various stages in the island for the past 8 years. For 3 years, together with Stephanie, a dancer from traditional Cape Verdean dances, they have held various shows.

MANDELA ( ANG )

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.

SONIA DUARTE ( PT ) & INÊS MIRANDA  ( PT )

Sonia Duarte and Inês Miranda have been dance partners for 5 years, and life partners ( mother & daughter ) for 20 years. Sonia is a dancer, choreographer, promoter, yoga instructor and African dance teacher for 9 years, being her focus of teaching Kizomba and Semba.  Created the DUL project (D-Dance, U- Union and L-Love). Inês grew up listening to African songs and learned to dance with her mother.  Years later he began teaching Kizomba and Semba.Two partners with a lot of complicity, full of energy, animation and passion for dance.

DJ SARAI ( PT )

Sarai Torres Fernandes (DJ Sarai) was born in Porto and has lived in Lisbon for 15 years. In 2015 she fell in love with African music, mainly with Kizomba, Semba and and Zouk, and from 2017 this fascination made her start offering people these musical styles at events, parties, and also in Lives, through social networks, namely in Kizomba Connection USA.

  • 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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