If you are a kizomba and Semba lover, you might know Carlos Tabanka. Carlos is a teacher and an ambassador for the dances from his country, Angola. He is that person who includes everyone- young or old, no matter your background or ability. Through Carlos, I met Ines, his talented partner, and we shared a few moments of fun in Lisbon.
With Semba/Kizomba teacher, Dasmara, we met a young girl and shared a few first steps.
Wistfully I remember
a kind and gentle companion
which in the entirety of my life I've never seen...but yet remember
her mouth so gilded,
her body in ebb,
a breath that is lost
in that afternoon, so gilded.
Mário de Sá-Carneiro
In the city of heteronyms and pseudonyms,
of Maria José and Cecilia, of all the Pessoas,
in the adjacent places, between tiles and leaves, I awakened my senses.
Dasmara is a Semba/Kizomba teacher from Angola.