Hello! I'm Angel!Mexican Engineer & Kiz Dancer
A bit about me…
Hi, my name is Angel. I am an engineer from Mexico living in Germany since 2013. I am a languages enthusiast, guitar player, dancing lover and, like some friends say, a Kizomba freak.
On March 2019 I had the chance to meet by coincidence Barbara at the Valentine Dance Festival in Berlin. I had seen in the past an interview of her with a Youtuber in China in one of her many trips, where she explains what she does for a living and since then I had followed her on Instagram, where I discovered she had also a blog about Kizomba. So when I met her, we began talking about what we both do and how much we enjoy traveling and dancing Kizomba as much as we can.
I’ve been dancing for a few years but I first discovered Kizomba less than a year ago, in Sommer of 2018, and I just became obsessed with it. I’d never seen a dance style with this amount of musicality and freedom to improvise, create new moves and have such a connection with the partner.
After just a few weeks of learning it with different teachers at the same time in the region of Germany where I live, I decided to go to Portugal to the DMAES Summer Bootcamp in Porto with AfroLatin Connection, where I was able to see one of the best scenes of Kizomba, and learn with amazing teachers and dancers from all over the world. This made me want to learn Kizomba even more.
Since the beginning of 2019 I’ve been going as much as I can to Kizomba festivals all over Europe, especially as volunteer to be able to get involved more and more in this world and have contact with teachers and organizers, and since Barbara has created this amazing platform to share experiences and reviews of festivals, she has allowed me to share my experiences here on her blog.
I hope this helps other people to know which festivals to attend and which ones would fit to their taste and needs. And more than anything, I hope all these posts help spread the amazing world of Kizomba.