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Portugal, Lisbon


Pedro Vieira Dias Tomás (Mestre Petchu) is one of the greatest authorities in the field of Angolan culture of music and dance. Currently living in Portugal, he was the first there to teach kizomba and semba; he also set up the methodology of teaching these dances. He is the one who contributed to Angolan rhythms being introduced to dance parties and dance schools in the whole of Europe.
For 25 years, he’s been the leading choreographer of the African ballet, Kilandukilu; he taught numerous dance workshops, judged tens of competitions and also was invited to prestigious TV programmes.