Africa

INDLAMU- SOUTH AFRICA: The Zulu War Dance

INDLAMU DANCE, SOUTH AFRICA

Indlamu is a very high spirited and energetic tribal war dance form belonging to a tribal ‘Zulu’ community in Africa. Also known as “war dance” it is said to have its origins in South Africa, and is often performed in festivals and marriage ceremonies. This dance also includes ‘drum based’ music. Furthermore, in this dance […]

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GALALA DANCE, NIGERIA: The Ghetto dance of Ajegunale, Lagos

Galala is a dance form very popular in the the ghetto areas in Nigeria. This Galala dance style is said to have been popularised in the 90’s by Daddy Showkey, popular for his pseudo-reggae music. Daddy Showkey is from Ajegunle ghetto in Lagos, Nigeria where this dance originated and he music is also called Ghetto […]

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ESKISTA, ETHIOPIA: ‘Dancing Shoulders’ imitating a Snake

Eskista is an African dance renowned for using “intense shoulder movements” is an African dance form known as.  This rather “complex” dance is said to have originated from Ethiopia, a country located in Northeast Africa in a region called the “Horn of Africa”. This dance is essentially known for body movements that include rolling of […]

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CHAKACHA- Kenya and Tanzania (African Dance)

CHAKACHA DANCE, KENYA AND TANZANIA

Chakacha,an African dance is performed mainly by women during auspicious events such as marriages. This traditional dance is to have originated from the coastal region of Kenya and Tanzania, and belongs to a community known as “Swahili”.  Apparently, this dance is also said to be closely linked to a Taarab, yet another African music and […]

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