United by dance, the incredible Mozambican dancers Junior and Frida, who live in South Africa, have greatly inuenced
the development of dance in Mozambique and throughout the world.
They founded JF Dance Passion – The First Kizomba School in Durban, South Africa, and it has since become one of the
key factors in the growth of kizomba in the country.
Together, they triumphed in the biggest international Kizomba tournament, Africa Dançar, which was held in Portugal
in 2016 and 2017 and drew contestants from more than 30 countries.
They are well known for their comradery, musicianship, energy, and huge amounts of inventiveness.
Júnior and Frida have participated in several Festivals in countries such as Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, SA, Spain,
Tanzania, Kenya, Holland, Angola and others, and have already worked with world-renowned artists such as
(Sara Lopez, Mestre Petchu, Zé Barbosa, Terry and Cecile, Tony Pirata, Maria Helena Pinto, Rahul
Rodrigez, Nina and Zerjom, Paulo and Lanna, Nena Bernes and more).
By receiving further training from renowned dancers and instructors of other Afro-Latin dance genres, such as Cuban
Salsa, Bachata, Semba, Kompa, Afro, and others, Junior and Frida have increased their skill set for a wider range of dance
styles and fexibility.
They are the creators and organizers of the KAYA International Dance Festival, the largest and sole Afro Latino Festival in
Mozambique. They are regarded as one of the greatest sources of national pride by the Mozambican National
Cultural Ministry and the international dance communities due to their passion for the arts, especially dance.