#very relevant #submission
A tumblr celebrating the sacred dance, in all its forms, that connects the African diaspora. More than videos, written posts discussing these dances are more than welcome. You can submit here.
I hate the way Black dance is described as vernacular. Breakdancing has a long and powerful tradition, from Afro-Brazilian capoeira to Mucope N’golo from Angola. Not all Black women’s dances are calling their husbands back from war or to inspire copulation. Josephine Baker, twerking, wining, The New Orleans Bounce, dancehall, gouye, el mapale, soca, samba and coupé-décalé have complex histories, the influences intertwined with the diasporan histories of the Ivorian mapouka, Cape Verdian funana, Senegalese sabaar, Gabonese djembe, Congolese soukous and kwassa kwassa, Angolan kuduro, Swahili chakacha, Tanzanian bakoko, Mozambican galanga, Igbo ngwa, Afro-Arab malaya, Somali niiko, and the hundreds of millions of dances around Africa.
(via muzungus)@6 days ago with 99 notes
Anonymous said: I read one of your post & wanted to comment "Twerking" was not a term used nationally in America it's GA or Atlanta vernacular originally. It depends on ur region. There are some of our dances that just dont have names, names just catch on.@2 weeks ago with 1 note