Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Africa Fest '09 Bamaaya

The Berklee West African Dance Ensemble directed by Joe Galeota performs Bamaaya. Bamaaya is an ancient dance performed by Dagomba farmers of the Northern region of Ghana. Originally a men's dance Bamaaya became popular first in Tamale by Jago Morrow and soon spread throughout the country. It has five sections each with its own set of rhythms.
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