4/15/18 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez: African vs Jamaican dancing compilation 2017


The dance off between continents Africans vs North American’s Jamaicans- who’s better- you decide! Continue reading

4/6/18 (REPOST) O&A NYC LIFESTYLE/DANCE: Geoffrey Holder A True Renaissance Man

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Congratulation to Dance Theatre Of Harlem, Carmen de Lavallade and Leo Holder, Dougla was “simply marvelous”. This video honors Geoffrey Holder- a true renaissance man. It also includes rare footage and interviews with wife Carmen de Lavallade and son Leo Holder.  Continue reading

4/4/18 O&A NYC DANCE: Dougla Returns to Dance Theatre of Harlem Tonight

Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) begins their four performance New York season tonight at New York City Center. One of the season highlights is the much-anticipated revival of choreographer/Renaissance Man Geoffrey Holder’s Dougla. Dougla captures the pageantry, beauty and ritual of a the wedding day of a young Dougla couple from Trinidad. They are the offspring of Africans who were brought to the Caribbean as slaves and Indians who were brought as low cost labor after the abolition of slavery. Continue reading

2/27/18 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Olamide – Science Student (Official Video)

 Nigerian hip hop recording artist Olamide has released a new video for his Science Student single. The song ushered in a new trend called the Shaku Shaku dance/sound. Continue reading

2/17/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES EXTRA (DANCE): Storyboard P One Shot Video Tribute To Prince- When Doves Cry


“As a mutant my power is to project a sequence of images through my body that tells an elaborate story to music. The power to storyboard / ballet / jazz / African / contemporary / bruk up / flex / boogaloo.”- Storyboard P. Continue reading

2/10/18 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez: How To Dance Like An African

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

How To Dance Like An African displays popular dances from across the African continent. Dances includes Pantsula (South Africa), Kuduro (Angola), Stonkana (Botswana), Borrowdale (Zimbabwe), Gumboot (South Africa and Swaziland), Azonto (Ghana), Chimwemwe (Zambia) and many more. Continue reading

12/30/17 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez: Indlondlo Zulu Dancers

The Indlondlo Zulu Dancers performing at the Ushaka Marine Zulu Dance Finals, 2015. Continue reading

10/30/17 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Coming To America (1988)- Paula Abdul Choreography

Paula Abdul talks about choreographing Coming To America, “This was one of my moments of having to really prove myself, because I was still pretty new in my career as a choreographer. John Landis, the director, wanted the person that choreographed Janet Jackson. I was still a Laker Girl. I went in and he looked at me and said, ‘What are you, a teenager?’ And I said, ‘Yes, I am!’ Continue reading

10/29/17 O&A NYC DANCE: Katherine Dunham (1952)

Katherine Dunham and company performs West Indian Creole music and dance at the Cambridge Theatre, London (1952)

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10/28/17 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez: Top 10 Best Traditional African Dances

African traditional Dances refers mainly to the dances performed by the cultural communities found in continent. Communities use these dances to teach, to socialize, ceremonies and for celebrating festivals and moaning funerals while Some dances are exclusively used for spiritual or religious practices. Continue reading