Are you studying African dance or would like to know more about it?
In this instructional dance DVD, you will learn 4 popular dances from Ghana, West Africa.
Nana Yaw Koranteng, a master dancer and choreographer, breaks down all the steps to each dance so you can clearly see the movements.
After the breakdown, Yaws group, the Aziza Music and Dance Ensemble, performs the rhythm in real time and the dancers put together all the movements.
Original dance solos are at the end of the video. The four dances taught are: Gahu, Kpatsa, Kpanlogo, and Fume Fume.
This video is perfect for African drum and dance students and was made to help beginners, as well as, advanced students.
Filmed in Ghana, West Africa in the coastal town of Nungua, east of Accra.
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Rate Points :4.0
Label :Vijay Rakhra Productions
Manufacturer :Vijay Rakhra Productions
Studio :Vijay Rakhra Productions
Publisher :Vijay Rakhra Productions
Lowest Price :$25.99USD
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Rating Point :5 Helpful Point :5
This video was very helpful to me -- it offers a basic foundation of what moves are involved in popular Ghanaian dances. I recommend this video to anyone who practices African dance.
Rating Point :4 Helpful Point :9
After viewing this DVD, I found it very informative and educational. I personally enjoy learning about peoples cultures and lifestyles. So learning cultural Ghanian dances, even though different, there was something fun and appealing about doing the dances as I watched. The music was upbeat and the dance moves were rhythmic and soulful. I suggest anyone whos open-minded, loves change and loves to dance.....to check this out!
Energetic and Engaging
Rating Point :4 Helpful Point :3
There isnt a lot of quality material out there to help people learn authentic West African dance. This DVD really fills the void. It has lively, colorful visuals, and the dances are presented clearly with a wonderful drumming ensemble. I like how the presentation alternates between instruction and performance examples. As a classroom music teacher, I hoped my students would enjoy working with the DVD. In fact, they loved it, and it really brought this exciting art form to them in a fun and educational way!
I bought for my friend too...
Rating Point :5 Helpful Point :1
I orderred this DVD from a smaller website, so Im glad its on Amazon now becasue Ive had to track it down and buy it for two of my other friends from my African dance group! This video has been an asset for learning and practicing dances between classes that I take from my live teacher. Any student of world or African dancewill benefit from this DV, I hope there will be a sequel soon!
Rating Point :3 Helpful Point :1
The dances were energetic and creative. The instructor really takes time out to break each move down so that it would be easy to learn the dances.