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The Gift of Dance; From the African Diaspora

The Gift of Dance; From the African Diaspora is a short documentary, chronicling the evolution of West African Dance from the urban streets of Dakar and Conakry thru the national companies of Ballet du Senegal & Ballet Africains to the dance studios in America and eventually Hollywood. The documentary discusses the correlation between African dance and other genres including ballet, hip hop, modern and jazz. It features clips from musicians like Beyonce, Kanye West, Akon, Wyclef, Gnarls Barkley, Beenie Man, Sean Paul, K'Naan and others who have incorporated African dance elements into their artistry and music videos.



User: MelodyAdams
Views: 2,914
Added: February 23, 2010
Event: Dance Spirit Video of the Month
Category: General
Keywords: west african dance sabar hip hop crump ballet modern beyonce dancehall
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#2 African Dance
 
This video exemplifies the beauty of the culture
 
#1 Love it!
 
Very moving and inspiring. Thank you
 
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