Janet Jackson is back! She’s has teamed up with Daddy Yankee for her new single, “Made for Now.” It debuts with a color Dave Meyers-directed video. Watch it below. Continue reading
Uganda’s BET winner Eddy Kenzo introduces yet another sensational kids’ dance group called Masaka Boy who have done justice to the song Viva Africa. Masaka Boys have shown great potential and the sky is no longer the limit. Continue reading
The Dog Days of August continues! The three H’s- hazy, hot and humid are in full effect. Whether you are trying to stay cool at a water festival in Brooklyn, experiencing art in Harlem, or enjoying a secret garden in the Bronx there is something for everyone. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps guaranteed to keep you Out and About.
Good For You by Mastiksoul featuring Shaggy dance video by Ghetto Kids from Uganda. Continue reading
The Kongoma Dance Group shows off new dance moves from South African. Continue reading
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