In this interview we talked to Fraklin Vargas, a venezuelan, now residing in Malaga, Spain, who is the one responsible of introducing Kizomba in Malaga. Fraklin is a dancer, dance instructor, percussionist, Dj and promoter. He shares the passion for dancing in the south of Spain since 2004. As he explains, his childhood was surround by rich Latin music such as Salsa, Merengue and various drums music from his country. He learned his firsts steps as any latin boy from the hands of his mother and aunts.
He started talking it more seriously in his teens, because as they say in Venezuela, according to Franklin: “He who does not dance, does not eat!”. He started going to places where the level of dancing was high, learning various types, becoming specially good at Merengue Hip Hop, which was on fashion. He won several competitions and he attributes his great hip movement (Hips On FIRE!!!!) to all the different drum parties he attended in the coastal towns.
In February 2004, he went to Switzerland where he taught Merengue House and a fusion of aerobics and Latin dance. Thanks to the success he had there, he went back to his country to train some more with the idea of coming back to Europe. He left his country and move to Europe and eventually to Spain that same year.
It took hard work to get where he is now, but his positive attitude, perseverance and love for dance, kept him focused on his goal to live of his dance and percussion.
He is also the first to introduce Kizomba in Malaga and had the first Festival en la Piel in 2012. This is a great Kizomba Festival, not to miss!!!! in the heat of the Costa del Sol!
You can find more information about Franklin in his website: www.rumbasaboryconga.com
Live with passion!!!