AfroBeat remix of Beyoncé’s Formation created by DJ Puto X, choreography by Kara Jenelle with videography by Q Burdette, Dancers: Nirine Brown, Anisha Gibbs, Lindiwe Rose, and Kash Sharif! Continue reading
By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.
This is Nigeria by Nigerian rapper Falz is an audacious, decidedly necessary critique of Nigerian society inspired by Childish Gambino’s viral video This Is America. Falz is known to use his sharp brand of humor to address social ills in his country. Continue reading
By Adewale Adekanbi
Africa’s diversity is reflected in the dances. The dances in West Africa are quite different from what you’d find in East Africa or North Africa. For example, in a lot of West African dances, bending the waist is a common feature. In Ethiopia, there’s a dance that involves vibrating the neck and shoulders. In the savannah of East Africa, a lot of the traditional dances involve jumping with a straight, stiff back. Continue reading
The dance off between continents Africans vs North American’s Jamaicans- who’s better- you decide! Continue reading
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
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
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
“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
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
The Indlondlo Zulu Dancers performing at the Ushaka Marine Zulu Dance Finals, 2015. Continue reading