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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.
Anonymous said: Someone on facebook posted a video of a Tahitian dancer and captioned it "BETTER THAN TWERKING" and a bunch of the comments agreed. One said twerking was for "fat ghetto bitches" and I just....why can't both dance forms be appreciated? Why is it necessary to look down on twerking on a video that shows a completely different dance form?
Last year I came across something similar except it was comments saying that West African dances like mapouka are “better” than twerking because they are more “elegant” or some other nonsense like that.
It boils down to people refusing to acknowledge and appreciate African American culture and innovation. There’s no reason both dance forms cannot be appreciated, fundamentally they share the same roots even though they are different dance forms.@3 weeks ago with 9 notes
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.
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