Sonny Varela aka Miss Ginga Boo
Sonny Varela French born originally from Cape Verde, grew up dancing Passada, Funana, Kuduro, Mazurka, Coupe Decale and Ndombolo.
Sonny Varela UK Kizomba Champion 2015/2016 and 3rd World Kizomba Champions at AfricAdancar International Kizomba competition with her dancer partner.
She danced Samba with Taste of Brazil, African traditional and modern dance (Azonto and Afrobeat) with Yemaya Libota.
She has been dancing Kizomba for 10 years and teaching for 7 years. Kizomba is one of the most popular genres of dance and music originating in Angola.
Originally in London with no fellow Palops (Portugese African speaking colonials), she shared her love of Kizomba by teaching Passada (steps) from which Kizomba is a derivative of, to friends. Following her love of fashion she set up her fashion brand of Bijoulili on the Ginga Boo chain page, which retails her designer collection of jewellery and clothing including her renowned “Ginga Boo Chain” that enhance the body movement while dancing for the ladies fusing her love of dance and fashion.
Her reasons for teaching Kizomba include “the passion of the dance, the feeling, the connection, the emotion and how that brings people together in a fun filled environment”.
Her philosophy about Kizomba :
“Kizomba is like having a conversation with two connected bodies, ‘he’ communicates the movements, ‘she’ listens and replies”.
She has set up SVPromotions now called Ginga Boo UK event with workshop, classes, mini weekender, 3 days festival to the bring dance community together, by focusing Kizomba, Urban Kiz, Semba, Afrohouse and more…
During this difficult time Ginga Boo UK have gone online for their events check the pages.