The word “kizomba” (or “quisomba” before Angolan independence in 1975) comes from the Kimbundu language of Northern and Central Angola. It means “party” and “kizombadas” were occasions when people gathered to socialize and dance. Today kizomba stands for the music genre and the dance style*.
Why British DJs From the '60s and '70s Kept Their Best Records Secret
Wigan Casino was one of the many dance clubs specializing in Northern Soul.