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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Azonto Dance Fever Hitting Ghanians Around The World

Azonto Dance is a form of dance that originated from the southern parts of Ghana in the early parts of the 2000s. The dance mainly involves moving of all the joints in your body in a rhythmic fashion without taking any or very little steps. Just like most African dances bending your knees and hip movements are rudiments to learning it.
The dance has evolved with the fast pace dance culture of modern West Africa. A closer observation of the various performers also reveal break dance moves being incorporated to it and the skinny jeans/tight shirts movement being adapted to it also.

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