21 July 2016

Music | Best Kizomba Remixes To Get You Vibing


If there’s something that one should love about being a ‘third culture kid’ and meeting people of all nationalities is the exposure they get to different cultures. It's a great thing to be all for learning about somebody else's home country. What languages they speak, what food they eat and what kind of music they listen to.

Language, food and music are without a doubt the top three things that can bring people together. I often find myself googling beginner phrases in different languages, trying to find out about their traditional dress or the top artists from that country.

I have a friend from Namibia who lived in Brazil for most of her life. A lover of music. fluent in Portuguese and about a gazillion other languages, she had quite a bit on influence on my love for music in other languages. She introduced me to Kizomba music through M&N Pro, which quickly became one of my favourite genres of music.

So I did a bit of research on the orgin of this music (whilst it was playing in the background of course). Kizomba is a genre of music that originated in Angola and although it is quite similar to music known as Zouk, Kizomba incorporates a unique African touch to the sensual beats and will have you moving and grooving in no time. Obviously there’s a Kizomba dance too, which is basically a fusion of the Semba (also an Angolan dance) with the influence of other European dances like the Tango. But to the beat of Kizomba music, of course. I’m not going to lie, dancing to Kizomba for the first time was difficult, but when it’s by force that you have to learn, you end up getting the hang of it haha.

By surrounding yourself with people that listen to different kinds of music, not only do you end up discovering a lot of new artists and DJs, but you can learn the languages and dances too, which is always a plus!

Artists like M&N Pro do Kizomba remixes of English music which is a great way to ease yourself into the world of Kizomba.
Here is a list of links to my favourite Kizomba mixes.

Boy Teddy - O Teu Corpo


Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud (Kizomba Remix)



Nelson Freitas - Miuda Linda



August Alsina - Sucka (Kizomba Remix)



Zaho - Tourner La Page (Kizomba Remix)


Discovering different genres of music beyond pop and R&B is truly refreshing. I find that listening to Kizomba is calming and I tend to concentrate more when it’s playing in the background.
Have you listened to Kizomba before? What other types of music do you listen to?

Till Next Time,



K xx
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