South Africa

XIBELANI- South african dance

XIBELANI DANCE, SOUTH AFRICA

Xibelani is a South African dance style also commonly referred to as “Shibelani”. This dance belonging to a community called Tsonga is said to have originated from the Limpopo province in South Africa. It is a form of dance mainly performed by women. In addition, the name of this indigenous dance is said to have […]

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SOKKIE- SOUTH AFRICA

Also known as “Langarm” in the Afrikaans language is an African dance style called Sokkie. This “social ballroom dance” is said to have originated from South Africa, and is said to be extremely popular with the Afrikaners. This dance style may either be performed barefoot or by using socks. Furthermore, this style is often referred […]

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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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GUMBOOT DANCE- SOUTH AFRICA: Secret Communication Channel Of Native Miners

GUMBOOT DANCE, SOUTH AFRICA

Gumboot dance is an African dance form performed using “Wellington gumboots”. This “boot” dance originated in South Africa. It apparently was said to have been created by native ‘miners’. Furthermore, the boots (i.e. gumboots) used in this dance comprises of a number of bells that create a sound as the performers stamp the ground while […]

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