I have noticed that a few of you enjoyed the previous videos I shared around how to danceAzonto. So I thought you might like to learn a bit more about how to dance on it!
There are a lot of Azonto dance videos out there but not that many tutorials. I have been collecting the ones I found the best ones and hope you will enjoy them. They show you different basic and more intermediate moves.
Finally, this article explains to you how each body part moves to create the azonto dance (second part of the article below the first video):
I came across Efya artist by chance and fell in love with her beautiful music.
Jane Awindor (born April 10, 1987), starts her career under the stage name of ‘Jane’, as one part of the musical duo, Irene and Jane. She is a Ghanaian singer-songwriter, and actress from Kumasi, that becomes then better known by her stage name ‘Efya’. She is the daughter of Nana Adwoa Awindor, a filmmaker and celebrity host of the late television show Greetings From Abroad.
Efya got her first exposure to fame when she participates in the maiden edition of the Stars of the Future talent show. She wins the Best Female Vocal Performance category at the Ghana Music Awards in four succession, beginning in 2011. Moreover, she is applauded for her performance at the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
You can find out about her artist autobiography here.
Finally, want to hear how she sounds? Listen to this play list!
Did you enjoy her music? What’s your favorite song?
Whether you were at the event and want to keep a little souvenir from it, or you have missed it, you’ll be happy to listen to this mixed tape. Fuse ODG, Ghanian musician based in the UK came to give us a performance accompanied by London based DJ Excell at Club Nassau, Dublin 2.
If you’d like more information about this musician, please have a look at the following dedicated wikipedia page:
Cape Verde, unlike the African continent, has a population with different backgrounds, a different language and culture. Want to know more about it?
The majority of the population is creole (mixed black and white descent). A genetic study revealed that the ancestry of the population in Cape Verde is predominantly European in the male line and West African in the female line; counted together the percentage is 57% African and 43% European (Portuguese origins for the most part).
How does this influence the music and dance you can find on this islands’ archipelago located 570 kilometres (350 miles) off the coast of Western Africa?
Cape Verde music incorporates Portuguese, Caribbean, African, and Brazilian influences.Cape Verde’s quintessential national music is the morna, a melancholy and lyrical song form typically sung in Cape Verdean Creole. The most popular music genre after morna is the coladeira followed by funaná and batuque music.
Dance forms include the soft dance morna, the extreme sensuality of coladeira including the modernized version called Cabo Love (similar to the zouk from Guadeloupe), the Funaná (a sensual mixed Portuguese and African dance), and the Batuque dance.
Want to hear a bit of zouk a and enjoy an energetic Funaná dance?
Check out this awarded zouk artist and a dance routine: