Thursday, October 5, 2017

Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee's Hit Puerto Rican Kizomba Song "Despacito" & Information About Kizomba

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post showcases a video of the 2017 hit song "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee and presents information about Kizomba, the style of music and dance that is used for this song.

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SHOWCASE VIDEO : Despacito - Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee - Kizomba Puerto Rico

Kizomba Puerto Rico, Published on Mar 7, 2017

Le compartimos nuestro trabajo al mundo. Gracias Luis Fonsi y Daddy Yankee por ponernos a bailar y poner siempre a PR en alto🇵🇷
Esperamos que les guste nuestra versión de #Despacito al son de #KizombaPuertoRico.
Google translate from Spanish to English:
We share our work to the world. Thank you Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee for getting us to dance and always putting PR in high
We hope you like our version of #Despacito al son of #KizombaPuertoRico.

"Despacito" = "Slowly"
Click this link for an article about Despacito's lyrics. 'Despacito' English Translation Reveals Luis Fonsi's Less-Than-Innocent Lyrics

"Kizomba is a popular genre of dance and a musical genre originating in Angola.
Kizomba means "party" in Kimbundu, an angolan language.

Kizomba New generation is today influenced by semba and French Antillean compas.

Music genre
The origins of kizomba can be traced to late-1970s Africa, with influences variably attributed to Angola.[1][2] Kizomba is characterised by a slower, romantic, more sensuous rhythm[3] than the traditional Angolan semba dance.[1] Kizomba music emerged as a more modern music genre with a sensual touch mixed with African rhythm and Haitian compas. Most kizomba songs are sung in Portuguese.

Dance genre
A couple dances kizomba
Semba has been danced in the 1950s in Angola. In the 1990s, when the actual kizomba music got more and more popular, Angolan semba dancers started to adapt their semba steps according to the tempo and flavour of the Kizomba beats.[4]


Kizomba is known for having a slow, insistent, somewhat harsh yet sensuous rhythm as the result of electronic percussion. It is danced accompanied by a partner, very smoothly, slowly and sensuously, and with neither tightness nor rigidity. There are frequent simultaneous hip rotations coordinated between dance partners, particularly in the quieter refrains of the music. Several individuals with a love of the Kizomba culture have been promoting it in other countries.

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