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A dance created by Otoo Lincoln in the Sakumo Tsonshi area of Accra in the early 1960s, Kpanlogo dance is a youthful recreational dance form of the Ga people. It is a fisher-folk dance, with most of the gestures and intricate footwork reflecting messages and depicting the fishing trade.
This is a special dance for the Dagomba people of the Dagbon traditional area in the Northern part of Ghana. Today we have a chance to see this dance staged through the choreographic theme of unity and diversity among the planets, and having the sun in the center of the universe around which all revolve.
This social dance for youth in the Volta Region of Ghana is a community dance among the Ewes. Dancers’ movements are punctuated by a sharp silent freeze. The music is polyrhythmic, interwoven in a fabric of sound created by many distinct and contrasting phrases played simultaneously.
Bamaya, a Dagbani harvest dance, deals with themes of gender equality, harmony within the household, and correcting wrongs.
Gahu means “expensive” or “jewel” in the Ewe language. It is a recreational dance. Through cultural integration among the neighbouring countries of the West Africa Sub-Region, the Gahu dance has traveled from Nigeria into the Anlo communities in Ghana.
Mustapher Tetteh Addy, the founder of the Music Academy at Kokrobitey, Accra, created Fume Fume music and dance. The dancers wear grass skirts characteristic to that of the ancient warriors of the land.