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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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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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