South Africa

GUMBOOT DANCE- SOUTH AFRICA: Secret Communication Channel Of Native Miners

GUMBOOT DANCE, SOUTH AFRICA

Gumboot dance is an African dance form performed using “Wellington gumboots”. This ‘boot’ dance originated in South Africa. It apparently was said to have been created by ‘native miners’. Furthermore, the boots (i.e. gumboots) used in this dance is adorned with a number of bells that create a sound as the performers stamp the ground […]

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XIBELANI DANCE – South Africa

XIBELANI DANCE, SOUTH AFRICA

Xibelani is a South African dance style also commonly referred to as “Shibelani”. This dance belonging to a community called Tsonga is said to have originated from the Limpopo province in South Africa. It is a form of dance mainly performed by women. In addition, the name of this indigenous dance is said to have […]

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SOKKIE DANCE – SOUTH AFRICA

Sokkie Dance South Africa

The Sokkie dance from South Africa is also known as ‘Langarm’ in the Afrikaans language. This “social ballroom dance” is said to have originated from South Africa, and is said to be extremely popular with the Afrikaners. This dance style may either be performed barefoot or by using socks. Furthermore, this dance style is often […]

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INDLAMU DANCE – SOUTH AFRICA: The Zulu War Dance

Indlamu Zulu War Dance

Indlamu Dance is the Zulu War dance which originated in South Africa. Indlamu is a very high spirited and energetic tribal war dance form which come from the Zulu tribe in Africa. It is often performed in festivals and marriage ceremonies. Indlamu dance is usually performed on ‘drum based‘ music and the performers generally wear […]

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