The African music industry is alive and well and it has famous artists who are releasing new music on a weekly basis.
Most of Kizomba music originates in Angola and Cap Verde. It has a recognizable beat pattern and is often recorded with live instruments rather than computer or synthesizer generated sounds:
Tarraxinha was developed by DJs playing Kizomba festivals. It is digital music with hard underlying beats.
Urban Kiz is a dance style that originally got developed to Ghetto Zouk music. Since it originated out of France however, more music is being created to suit this dance style and these are often remixes of popular songs.
Semba is the root of Kizomba. Semba music will put a smile on your face. It has a special kind of energy which makes dancing to it a playful activity. A good indicator of a Semba song is the use of the reco-reco instrument.