Edited by Azizi Powell
This post presents videos of footstomping dance movement from various nations around the world.
Click this link to a page of my Jambalayah website for a larger compilation of similar videos and for information about those dance movements: http://www.jambalayah.com/node/1150 "Foot Stomping And Body Patting Movements Worldwide
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(These videos are presented in no particular order).
Example #1: Gumboot Dancers in Cape Town
simonleherUploaded on Jul 27, 2007
Filmed in Cape Town January 2007, these Gumboot Dancers were brilliant!
Example #2: 10th Pacific Festival of Arts - Fiji 2
jkb1904Uploaded on Apr 13, 2009
Dancers from Fiji at the 10th Pacific Festival of Arts in American Samoa, 2008.
Example #3: Mogwana Dance Troupe - Botswana
Rouvanne van den Berg, Uploaded on Feb 18, 2007
The Mogwana Dance Troupe is a group of professional artistes based in Gaborone, Botswana.
They specialise in traditional music, song and dance of indigenous ethnic groups of Botswana and the southern Africa in general.
This dance is commonly known as Phathisi, referring to the pieces of skin and rags tied to the legs which are slapped to sound like a drum. It is generally performed in happy times, such as at harvest, by herd-boys.
Alpha Kappa Alpha 1st Place Winners for Chicago Sprite Step Off [United States]
Gowhere Hip Hop, Uploaded on Jan 25, 2010
WSSU CHEERLEADERS GETTIN' CRUNK
ORIGINALCHEERPHI, Uploaded on Feb 22, 2008
WSSU CHEERLEADERS SHOWING U HOW IT SHOULD BE DONE AT THE ULTIMATE CHEER & DANCE EXPERIENCE TRIAD HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADING COMPETITION 2007
WSSU = Winston Salem State University (North Carolina, USA)
Click this link to a zumalayah post: http://zumalayah.blogspot.com/2013/04/indlamu-dance-that-ladysmith-black.html
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND THANKS
Thanks to all those who are featured in these videos, to the producers of these videos, and to the video's publishers on YouTube.
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