April 24, 2019
063: What is Brazilian Zouk? with Laura Riva
In this episode, my returning guest Laura Riva, joins me to help breakdown an intro of Brazilian zouk, lambada, Brazilian zouk timing, Brazilian zouk styles, history, Caribbean zouk, jack & jills, and more!
- Online Kizomba lessons at Learntokiz.com!
- The Super Bowl of Urban Kiz Festivals in North America, The Neo Kizomba Festival!
- The 1st Ever Neokiz Cruise
- Kaoma – Lambada
3 Key Points:
- The roots of Brazilian zouk can be traced back to the dance of lambada.
- Brazilian zouk began using the zouk name unknowingly of what was known as zouk in the Caribbean. The name was chosen because the music they were dancing to was zouk.
- Brazilian zouk pulls from a lot of different dances such as, but not limited to, bolero, samba de gafiera, hip hop, salsa, contemporary, and tango.
- The Canada Zouk Congress
- The most popular Lambada song!
- [BLOG] The Real Dance blog by Laura Riva
- Songs by the Gypsy Kings
- Examples of Samba de Gaifaira
Follow Laura Riva:
- Laura on Facebook: Laura's Facebook Page