About the festival

The idea of a kizomba festival was born in 2009 when kizomba was still just a baby in Poland, it basicly didn't exist yet in most of the other European countries. It's all thanks to Ola Leszczewicz, known as the "mother of Polish salsa", teaching constantly since 1998. For many years Ola has been professionally related to Portugal and that's where she came across kizomba at one of Lisbon's salsa parties back in 2002 or 2003. SHe fell in love, and promossed herself to bring that dance to Poland one day. 

In the beginng, since 2006, we organised weekend workshops with top teachers from that time : Benjamim Nande, Kwenda Lima, Iris de Brito, Afrolatin Connection. Finally we grew up to the idea of hosting a big international event. 

The first edition, which took place in March 2010, united over 200 crazy kizombeiros in Warsaw, and the best possible kizomba teachers' crew and gave a huge push to the development of kizomba in Poland. :) Do you still remember those parties? :-)

Since then, there were 9 more editions. With each one we have been trying to improve, and with each one we grew bigger and bigger.  All with an amazing energy and the best Participants one could wish for! We've had dancers coming over from Germany, Slovakia, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland, Holland, Portugal, UK, US and many other countries! In the beginning we also had huge mental support from the Embassy of Angola in Poland - we really appreciate that! 

We have grown a lot in these years - as dancers, and as promoters. It's all thanks you you!