I love getting introduced to new things , particularly African things- so much to learn about our continent. Many may not think of Africa when they think of ballet, but dance is about interpretation and no one can interpret dance and the sound of the drum better than Africans...It's innately in our Soul/sole and spirit! BEAUTY IN MOTION -SUNDAY KIND OF ♥ #MYAFRICA
VIA GAMAL NKRUMAH (eldest son of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah): THIS DANCE, THE DOUNDOUMBA, IS TYPICAL OF MALI, SENEGAL, GAMBIA AND PERFECTED BY THESE DANCERS OF GUINEA CONAKRY LEFT AN INDELIBLE MARK ON MY MIND AND IMAGINATION AS AN IMPRESSIONABLE ADOLESCENT SINCE I FIRST WITNESSED THE SHEER ENERGY AND EXUBERANCE IN GUINEA CONAKRY WHERE MY FATHER SPENT MOST OF THE LAST YEARS OF HIS LIFE... TO ME THE DANCE SYMBOLIZES THE TRIUMPH OF THE BOUNDLESS SPIRIT OVER THE CONFINES OF THE MORTAL BODY... AFRICA MUST UNITE... FORWARD EVER!