In the previous posts I spoke about Zouk Love Vs Semba, in this post I will compare Coladera with Kizomba Music
Is a music genre from Cabo Verde.The word Coladera initially referred to the act of going out and singing the cola. According to the oral tradition, a new musical genre appeared in the 1930s when the composer Anton intentionally sped up the tempo of a morna. Technically, the coladeira appeared as a division in half of the length of the notes of the morna, through the acceleration of the tempo. When electric instruments began to be used, coladeira began to receive international attention. There is a strong kompa influence in Cape Verdean music. Exile One was the first to export cadence or compas music to the Cape Verde islands.
Here is a good example of Coladera
Strictly speaking kizomba the music does not exist because the base to create the music is zouk and many African countries have their own version of zouk.
The name kizomba is how Angolans define their own afro-zouk, a fusion between zouk, konpa and Angolan traditional music. The word kizomba comes from the kimbundo language in Angola and became the most popular label for afro-zouk. Kizomba songs are many times produced with bands where you can clearly listen to the instruments with the drum being the loudest instrument and setting the pace. As for the meaning of the word Kizomba translated from kimbundo it means “party”, describing both the event and the place where people would gather to dance and celebrate, usually playing and dancing semba in the old days.
Here is an example of Kizomba
To recap, there are multiple music genre you can dance Kizomba to Kompa, Zouk, Ghetto Zouk, Cola Zouk, Afro zouk, Gumbe, Cabo zouk and Cabo Love