Saturday, May 12, 2012
Girls Night Music Dance Tip: Azonto Dance
Its saturday.... are you ready to party and shake your pump pump. Start out by doing the Azonto dance move. Azonto is an original Ghanaian expressive dance and music form. Azonto Dance form incorporates complex co-ordinated body movement and non-verbal communication in a rhythmic fashion in very few one-two timed steps. Just like most African dances, knee bending and hip movements are rudiments to dancing it.
The dance reflects the creativity and rich sense of humour of the Ghanaian people. It has evolved with the fast pace dance culture of modern West Africa.
The dance is believed to have spread to other parts of the Ghanaian capital by visitors who went to a popular street bar called Club House, which is frequented by inhabitants of Bukom on weekends. However, the popularity of the Azonto dance, both on local and international platforms, has been propagated by a new wave of entertainment talents emerging from Accra. Azonto became more popular when hiplife artistes like Gasmilla, Castro, eMCii flames, R2Bees, Stay Jay, Ellis Trace , Sarkodie, Scronny Eduwoji, and others made songs based on the rhythm of the dance. Check some of the music:
Will you try it?