In keeping with the innate playful battle sensibility of Kuduro dance, the first leg of the Os Kuduristas tour featured street dance battles in Stockholm, Amsterdam, and Paris.
Our dance crew was led by dancer/choreographer, Manuel Kanza, who was the winner of the 2008 hit Angolan TV dance competition, “Bounce”. His crew consisted of Celestino, Mirene, Oliveira, and Fogo de Deus. This was the first time any of the dancers, with the exception of Kanza (who studied in Brazil), had ever left their country, let alone continent.
what follows is an up-close-and-personal look at the European tour of Os Kuduristas as our dancers visit each of these cities for the first time and share their authentically Angolan Kuduro dance, music, fashion style and their Angolan pride.