The origins of Kizomba can be traced to late-1970s Africa, with influences variably attribed to Angola and Cape Verde. Kizomba is characterised by a slower, romantic, sensuous rhythm than the traditional Angolan semba dance. Kizomba music emerged as a more modern music genre with a sensual touch mixed with African rhythm and Haitian Kompa. Most kizomba songs are sung in Portuguese.
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. (source:wikipedia)