This whole video. I bloat so bad on my period that I own a bra a size bigger just for those first two days and jeans aren't even a thought.

Not a dance video but she makes a good point about moving our bodies however we want if that’s what makes us feel good

@1 day ago with 2 notes
#very relevant #submission 

blackdancehistory:

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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@6 days ago with 99 notes
#history 

Dance/music: Sega

Country: Reunion

@1 week ago
#sega #reunion 

the-goddamazon:

susiethemoderator:

blackgirlsrpretty2:

curvellas:

better-than-kanye-bitchh:

Random Twerking!: Girls Twerk In Public! 

LMFAO i’m so here for black girls acting up and being silly in public

LOVE THIS!

YAAAAS! I AM 100% here for black girls being free to express themselves in public!

Twerking is a fun body expression and shame on white people for over sexualizing it.

I LOST IT AT THE GIRL COMING OUT THE STORAGE BIN THO

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@2 weeks ago with 24221 notes
#emphasis mine #twerking 

This is not a dance video! As I was watching sex therapist Gertude Mungai demonstrate sex positions on K24’s Connect I couldn’t help but remember this quote from Wangari Mwai’s research on unyago especially this part; “…there is that which should make the girl’s waist very flexible “chakacha” and that which makes her move pleasurable during love making, msondo. Chakacha is danced in an upright position and msondo in a lying position.”

While I am not sure exactly “traditional” the positions shown in the video are, I couldn’t help the connection and that’s why I’m sharing this here.

@4 weeks ago with 15 notes
#Kenya 

blackdancehistory:

Tanisha Scott Discusses The History of Twerking

@6 days ago with 28 notes
#twerking #history 

powerofthebussy:

Pamputtae - Nuh Problem (Official Video)

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@1 week ago with 14 notes
#pamputtae #jamaica #dancehall #wining 

Dance/music: Sega

Country: Reunion

@1 week ago with 8 notes
#reunion #sega 

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

diasporanbootyshaking:

Mapale from Colombia

@1 month ago with 11 notes
#colombia #mapale