Bonifácio Aúrio, POR
Bonifácio António Neto, aka Bonifácio Aúrio or Mr. Tuffas, was born on July 17, 1991 in Huambo, a province in the south of Angola.
With a big connection to arts in general, Bonifácio Aurio, since an early age was passionate about music, but it was in the dance where he best fit and made known his potential. For many years he was a street dancer and in small events, everything in an amateur way until the moment that decided to bet on his professionalization with courses of dances that made him every time a better dancer, since inside already there was a rough diamond. It was enough to be stoned.
In 2011 he decided to participate in the Kizomba National Competition, organized by Mukanus Produções, in Luanda, Angola. Despite being one of the most prominent in this edition, Mr. Tuffas ranked fourth. His grasp and persistence, as well the support of family and friends, made Bonifácio re-enter the next year's edition. It was not in the first, but in the second participation that ended up convincing the jurors and winning the contest, and automatically get the qualification for the contest AfricaDançar in Lisbon, Portugal, competition equivalent to a world-wide dance kizomba competition, which also won.
From 2012 until today, the life of the eternal kizomba world champion, as it is dearly called, took a great leap ... all thanks to the dance. Today, Bonifacio is one of the main ambassadors in the world of kizomba and semba and Angolan dances. This young man does not stop. The invitations to teach courses or give workshops appear at the speed of light and in places that he never imagined that could be possible be there.
United States, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, France, Holland, Finland, Italy, Spain, Portugal ... the list of countries where this young man has taken the rhythms of Angola is immense. Stay tuned, much more is coming !!!
Winner of FestiKizomba 2012 Angola
Winner of AfricaDançar 20012 Portugal
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