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Global Vibe: Traditional African Dances

There are three main areas of African style dances: religious, ceremonial and storytelling. Different tribes of Africa have developed their own styles of each of these dances. More modern styles of African dances still contain the roots of their ancestors.


Mbria is one example of a ritual dance in Zimbabwe where they summon ancestors and tribal spirits. Maasi dance is ceremonial dance where young men would jump as high as they could to show their strength and stamina. Lamban has also been passed down and is used to summon spirits to help tell stories accurately. They are usually danced solo or in a small group


Check out some of these links to try them out yourself!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDPdBiR5aoQ&feature=emb_logo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ewqq-3xJFdI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQZEgW2BnDs



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