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Kizomba All-Star DENIS GRACA Live August 31

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Aziza and Dj Guapo present - CRIOLA an intimate journey into the world of Kizomba featuring a LIVE Kizomba concert with singer, songwriter, and founder of DG Records -


Saturday August 31st, we invite you to join a growing community of dancers who have already fallen in love with this captivating dance. Now is your turn to explore the world of Kizomba!

In this 7+ HOUR workshop and concert engagement we will take you through the various aspects of the fascinating world of Kizomba!

First we start off with 3hrs of intensive workshops specifically designed to give participants the confidence, skills and dance techniques – including connection, body communication, and movement - to you get on the dance floor and prepare you for the next part...

In the second part of the evening, we move from theory and techniques into the experience of Kizomba through a 4 HOUR long social and LIVE kizomba concert by DENIS GRAÇA!

•3.5 HOURS of intensive Kizomba, Semba and Tarraxinha workshops with Chalianna & Yair, Yasert and other local Kizomba instructors.
•4HOURS of social dancing, including
•LIVE Kizomba concert with DENIS GRAÇA!
•Dj Music by Dj Guapo and guests!
•Kizomba Demos
•Over 7HRS of Kizomba in one night!

•Complimentary Sangria (guaranteed to make you a great dancer, or the second glass is free!), soft drinks and light hors d'oeuvres, while they last!

Are you ready to take your Kizomba to the next level? Let the journey begin Saturday, August 31st at Criola.


$20 early bird, $27 advance, $35 at the door.


Born on February 5, in the island of São Vicente, Cabo Verde, Denis Graça discovered his musical talents at just six years old when he began singing for fun. At eleven, he immigrated with his mother to the Netherlands where he formed an R&B group with two other contenders.

It wasn't too long until his talent was noted by the Cape Verdean group sensation Splash, becoming later a member. Denis also participated in numerous musical projects such as Lusodance, Venus, and Cap Sol, launching his career into the Cape Verdean music scene.

After three successful years with Splash, Denis released his first solo album entitled "Sonhos" (Dreams), produced by Upscale Records, an independent production company based in Rhode Island, US. In 2006, Denis Graca won the ‘Gold Record’ award for selling over 25,000 copies of the album Sonhos.

The second album (Hoje e bo noite) also produced by Upscale Records came out in the year 2006.

D.G released his third cd (D.G the album) produced by Nichols for Erogen Music in the summer of 2008. This album brought you a fresh Denis Graca with the knowledge of 10 years of music.

D.G founded his own record label, DG Records, where he is the main producer. The record label is based in The Netherlands. His fourth album “Addicted” is the first released under DG Records. However, he has already produced many songs for artists such as Suzanna Lubrano, Neuza, etc.

Under DG Records, D.G started another project, ‘The African Movement’.
The movement just released its first single, Ja Bo Cre Mas (Craving for More), on May 20, 2011.
Cape Verdean Music Awards (CVMA) nominated the single, Ja Bo Cre Mas, ‘The Best Song of The Year ‘and’ The Best House Track OF the year.