Phillyp Chanlatte

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Phillyp Chanlatte, an American of Haitian descent, fell in love with the Angolan culture of Kizomba after visiting a Cape Verdean club. He has since received extensive training via classes and workshops with such esteemed artists as Maria Ivanova (Kizomba Chick), Eddy Vents, Jeffery Kizomba, Jamba and Lily, Lisa and Mandela, Vasco, and Requita.

Phillyp is passionate about sharing his knowledge of the music, culture, and history of Kizomba, and he’s focused on highlighting its authentic roots. He believes that dance can have a transformative effect on people and help build self-esteem, leading to more open, social connections.

Phillyp has an Associate Degree in Surgical Technology. He joined the Masacote team in 2015 to help build a united kizomba community in the New England area.

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