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UTEP Dance Appreciation Class...Daralyn Scurlock, Instructor - 11/5/14
Franklin H.S. 9th Grade Dance Classes…Vanessa Eveler, Instructor
- 11/ 17-20/14
... by Pamela Angeles
UTEP Dance Intern
-African Drums are
known worldwide for
their unique sound and
the musical influence
that is found all over the
-Spanish, Middle
Eastern, South
American, Caribbean,
Native American,
Mexican, and of course,
American music from
Jazz and Hip-Hop, to
Gospel, R&B, and Pop
are influenced by the
African Drum tradition.
American Concert Dancers & South African Girls
~Compare & Contrast~
The Djembe drum is possibly the most
influential and basic of all the African drums,
originally. It dates back to 500 A.D. The
Djembe was originally created as a sacred
drum to be used in healing ceremonies, rites
of passage, ancestral worship, warrior rituals,
as well as social dances. The drum rhythm of
the djembe is performed in the evening for
most celebrations, especially during full moon,
spring, summer and winter harvesting time,
and at weddings, baptisms, honoring of
mothers, immediately after Ramadaan (the
month of fast for all Muslims) or countless
other celebrations
-Five words: Ise oluwa, kole bajey o.
eee-shea oh-lu-wah, koh-leh bah-jey-o.
-Meaning: That which the Creator has
made can never be destroyed. (Wyoma) (Song w/ environmentalists) (Solo & a Capella African male singer)
End - Part 1
Yoruba Words (Nigeria)
Alafia: A greeting, like hello with the
meaning of "Good Health" or “Peace" ,
“Shalom", or “Salud.”
Fanga: A traditional welcome dance.
It's often misspelled as "funga".
Ashe: (Pronounced "ah-shay") The
Yoruba believe "ashe" is a basic force
emanating from the Creator that
unites all living and non-living things.
Some translate it as "amen" although
that word has more of a Western
Fanga Alafia
Hello, Welcome
♫Fanga alafia,
Ashe, ashe.
Call: Hello, welcome.
Response: Ashe, ashe.
Afro-Venezuelans in their traditional dress, dancing
SAMBURU People of Kenya
The Folkloric Ballet Majestad Negra of Piñones at the city of Loíza, Puerto Rico
A young Ghanaian child doing
Akan Adowa dance majestically
in her traditional beautiful and
colorful Kente apparel.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and his wife
Hillary Rodham Clinton sport Kente cloth on
their 1998 visit to Ghana. They are standing by
Ghana's former president Jerry Rawlings at
Accra's Independence Square. (Win McNamee/Reuters)
“Pata Pata” by Miriam Mekeba
Sat wuguga sat ju benga sat si pata pata
Aya sat wuguga sat ju benga sat si pata pata
A sat wuguga sat ju benga sat si pata pata
Chorus :
Hihi ha mama, hi-a-ma sat si pata
A-hihi ha mama, hi-a-ma sat si pata pat
Verse 1:
Pata Pata is the name of a dance we do down
Johannesburg way.
Everybody starts to move as soon as Pata Pata
starts to play.
Verse 2:
Hoo, every Friday and Saturday night it's Pata
The dance keeps going all night long till the
morning sun begins to shine.
Miriam Makeba wrote Pata Pata as
a young woman in 1957, before she
ever left South Africa.
But it was not until 1967, that she
recorded and released the song in
the US.
This song is about a traditional
South African dance. It is written in
the Xhosa language and means
something like "touch touch".
Language of the Bantu people of
the Southern Cape of Africa. Listen
for the distinctive “click-click” in her
~Acrobats, tumblers, lion dancers,
contortionists, singers and gymnasts
band together for the high-flying, offthe-wall spectacle of rhythmic music
and pulse-pounding movement that
could only be Cirque ~Zuma Zuma.
~Skilled artists from 16 African nations
present this extraordinary display of
circus skills and nonstop action that will
thrill you to the edge of your seat. It is a
beautiful display of the many diverse
traditions, artistry, costumes, dances,
and theatrical culture of Africa.
(Zuma Zuma African Circus)
Grab a Partner and lets Dance!!!
Jambo! Be Well!! Alafia!!! Keep Dancing!!!!
Till we meet again, Ms. Angeles.

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