Hernury Jamba Jamba

Prague/Angola

Jamba has been involved in arts such as theatre and dance since 1999 starting his journey in Elumbu, a small community theater group from Luanda. In 2001, he moved to Prague in Czech Republic to study and develop his artistic skills. He started taking part in world-renowned movies alongside with Paul Walker and Vin Diesel just to name a few and soon he began to teach and promote Kizomba, Semba, Afrohouse and Salsa and since then he has worked with different dance groups like BaToCu, African Ballet Company and Tradicion Dance Group. In 2010, Jamba gained international recognition and started travelling around the world as a dance teacher, performer, animator, choreographer, and moderator. In 2011, he launched his own artistic project called Balumuka (Prague Kizomba Festival and Balumuka Summer Tropical Beats) that is devoted to Angolan and African culture as a whole that includes not only dance but also music, cinema, customs, fashion, cuisine, and history. Now Prague Kizomba Festival Balumuka is the biggest Angolan renowned festival in Europe with its 4-day program of workshops, parties, movie screening, live DJs and musician musicality class, African culture and history debate, and fashion show.