Portugal's colonial past has left the country with strong ties to Africa, not least through the many thousands of "Lisboetas" with roots in Africa. The B.Leza club is the place to dance to Angolan kizomba, Cape Verdean funaná, or any of the other many sensual musical styles of Portuguese-speaking Africa. The club was founded in the 1990s and named after a 1950's Cape Verdean star (beleza is Portuguese for "beauty"). Its original venue in a dilapidated palace was forced to close in 2007, but it reemerged in 2012, this time in a renovated quayside warehouse. The surroundings are more modern and the energy level from the DJs and live bands mean a hot night is ensured. It also hosts occasional poetry and fado nights along with regular afternoon dance classes.