by: Alexa, Tenia, Josie, Jocelyn, Amy, karla
The Importance of Music in African Dance
African culture dance
music: indigenous African musical
and dance expressions that are maintained by oral tradition and that are stylistically distinct from the music region to region.
Dance is an integral part of the African culture. Dancers use symbolic gestures , masks , costumes , body painting and prompts to communicate.
Setting ,Appearance, Movement
Movement : Africans use mostly there body to make there music or rhythms. Such as stomping their bare feet to the floor or clapping their hands, they also sing or shout while they are dancing. They mostly dance to the beat of a drum or ensembles of percussive instruments . Their reasons for dancing are different and the choreography is based on acts of reality
Appearance : African appearance on African cultural dances they wear feathers, lots of beads and jewelry.