6/3/18 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez: Beyoncé Formation (Afrobeat Remix)

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

5/26/18 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ: Falz – This Is Nigeria

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

5/5/18 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez- DANCE: Top 10 Countries in Africa with the Best Dancers in 2018

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

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

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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9/2/17 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH Waletylez: Ajebutter22- Ghana Bounce

Ghana Bounce, Ajebutter22 his newest single of the album What Happens In Lagos following the success of his last single Bad Gang his new album, a blend of urban and native style, captures the growing alternative sectors of the Nigerian music scene. Continue reading

9/5/17 O&A NYC DANCE AND MUSIC: FOLI (there is no movement without rhythm) original version by Thomas Roebers and Floris Leeuwenberg

 FOLI, the word for rhythm used by the Malinke tribes of Baro, Guinee Afrika, encompasses so much more than drumming, dancing or sound. It’s found in every part of daily life. Continue reading