|WikiProject Dance||(Rated Start-class, High-importance)|
|WikiProject Africa||(Rated Start-class, Top-importance)|
Lets talk about african dance!! A place to share your thoughts on this article, or to provide additional info on related topics..
I see a tremendous amount of work to be done on this page. I'll come back here soon! Nannus 16:33, 9 July 2006 (UTC)
Under "cultural functions", is it appropriate to mention Santeria and "Voodoo" (which is not the spelling of the name of the actual religion, just for starters)? These are African Diaspora religions and it seems like their cultural hallmarks should be discussed in their articles, not here. --Parcequilfaut 16:56, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
- This section should be removed. The Orisha are only the deities of Yoruba religion and the Santeria religion derived from it. Besides this, this section is not relally relevant here. Also, no reference is given. Nannus 23:28, 15 September 2006 (UTC)
I have tried to structure the article. A lot remains to be done. The German source I added (Kubik) is an excelent introduction into African Music and Dance. I will expand the article with some of that material. Has that book been translated into english? Would be worth doing! Nannus 16:56, 9 July 2006 (UTC) I have rplaced the Reference to
- Kubik, Gerhard: Einführung in das Studium von Musik und Tanz in Afrika (1988). In Gerhard Kubik: Zum verstehen Afrikanischer Musik, Verlag Philipp Reclam jun. Leipzig 1988.
with the revised edition from 2004. Nannus 21:06, 11 July 2006 (UTC) And also the various african dances are not described in terms of the technique and movemonts with the exception of the Kwassa Kwassa. There is a lot more work to be done with regards to African dance on the whole. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gonzagues (talk • contribs) 15:06, 19 October 2010 (UTC)
Relationship of African dance and African music
I have added something on the relationship of African dance and African music in the African Music article and also some basic insights on the topic in the talk page of that article (Talk:Music of Africa).
Yankadi and Macru
Where are these dances from? Surely they are specific to a particular culture. Andrew Levine 20:01, 13 September 2006 (UTC)
Guinea, West Africa
I have removed ", which are similar to Japanese and Chinese martial arts, are used to train people in the techniques of wielding weapons and avoiding attacks." I regard this to be right. At least, no reference is given. Probalbly this was motivated by Capoeira, but that is a Brazilian bad development. I am sure something like that is not existed in Africa. I have learned to dance one African war dance myselfe (Atsiaagbekor, a dance from the Ewe in Volta Region in Ghana) and that is not a martial art, just a dance. I was taught this dance by Isaac Amissah, a former member of the Ghanean National Ballet. Nannus 23:24, 15 September 2006 (UTC)
Yankadi / Macaru
The dances/rhythms, Yankadi and Macaru come from the West African country of Guinea.
As mentioned above, the dances of Yankadi and Macaru are danced in Guinea, West Africa. They originate in Lower Guinea (Kindia, Coyah etc.) and are of the ethnic group "Susu".
It seems to me the sentence "One of the precious gifts God has given to Africans is the gift of singing and dancing" takes a pov about the existence of god and isn't very encyclopedic. What do you think? Udi Raz 03:06, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
Seems to be solely promoting a commercial product - a dance workout programme - isn't this against the rules?
"according to Grandma,"
Anyone who could explain "according to Grandma,"? Presumably the surname of some researcher, but it sounds weird without the first name, and it's not in the references. -Martin —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 08:27, August 29, 2007 (UTC)
photos to add
African Dance Umteyo Shaking Dance.jpg, African Dance Mohobelo Striding Dance.jpg This is a note to myself, which I will remove after I've completed this task. Steve Pastor (talk) 21:09, 25 December 2008 (UTC)