Dawou & Marta


Dawou & Marta



Since his childhood, Dawou has been surrounded by Afro-Caribbean music and culture. He developed an understanding of rhythm and dance expression at an early age.

In 2017, he begins his journey at the School of Tropical Latin Dances by Isis Figaro. He then discovers the world of Kizomba and all related styles. The renowned Espérance OUSMANE teaches him Kizomba.

Dawou, who is very passionate, improves his skills and exceeds the limits of his potential. He participates in many workshops during Parisian festivals. He learns from the best and progressively defines his own style.

In September 2017, he participates in a Tarraxo workshop with Gwany.
In October 2017, he broadens his playground by joining DJ SAÏ SAÏ’s taxi dancers team and participating in many festivals.

From September 2018 to June 2019, Dawou completes his training in a school specialised in Kizomba. In December 2018, Dawou meets again Gwany, international teacher and founder of Tarraxo.

Dawou is more and more fascinated by this style of dance. Since then, the paths of Dawou and Gwany do not part any more. In parallel, the intensive training of musicality and pedagogy with Laurent Lishù only confirms his skills.

Since 2019, Dawou has become an important member of the VVK taxi dancer team ‘Vivez Votre Kizomba’, also founded by Gwany. There, he is responsible for the organization of the team. Dawou established a strong base. He has intensified and developed his skills.

Gwany is reshaping his knowledge in the basics of Kizomba, especially in Tarraxa and Tarraxo. Then, an exciting period of work and training with Gwany & Liliana de Lima begins.

Dawou accompanies them in their travels around the world. He practices until he becomes levitated and thus obtains the skills for teaching others one day. From festival to festival, from workshop to private classes, he writes with them the history of Tarraxo, this dance that vibrates from the depths of the earth.

Each country has its culture, each festival reveals each dancer, and each situation requires different requirements and a unique approach. Dawou has thus become an integral part of the Tarraxo Movement.

He participates in diffusing and transmitting it and unites in a unique way around this connection of energy, both dense and intense. As it is the dance that connects and allows us to express what we feel – beyond words.

Since October 2020, Dawou is a certified Teacher for Tarraxo.