Adowa dance

Adowa is a dance by the Akan people of Ghana. It is a popular traditional dance in Ghana and it is performed at cultural ceremonies like festivals, funerals, engagements, and celebrations. The Adowa dance is a sign of expression that allows performers to communicate their emotions and feelings through their hands and feet. There are different hand movements performed for each setting, people will communicate positive emotions at weddings or engagements and negative emotions at funerals.[1][2]

Two young girls dancing Adowa


  1. ^ "Adowa dance". African music museum. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  2. ^ Onuman, Veronica (23 August 2011). "Let's Dance Adowa - 5 Ashanti Dance Gestures". Archived from the original on 4 December 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2014.