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Discuss traditional west african dancing
By korman
#37371
What do you think about dunun dance in general - a passing fad or legitimate artform?

This video has been making rounds in my country's Facebook community
https://www.facebook.com/70953779576285 ... 825715518/
(sorry, there does not seem to be a way of embedding facebook vids in forum posts)
This particular one is from a training workshop, and is more similar to a fitness course than a perfomance. But even when done by professional troupes I still get the feeling that this combination is limiting both to rhythmical possibilities and to choreography. Like in this clip
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCPGqx4NtHQ[/youtube]
By the kid
#37372
Korman to post the youtube vid you drop the https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= and juts use whats after the = in this case SCPGqx4NtHQ and put that in the youtube box.


View it on Youtube

I don't really have an opinion on the topic so much. I never found it so alluring to see the dancers drum but i never seen it live.

I guess with an hour or more performance it adds another element into the music and may have a powerful sound if put together well.

If it is the next Zumba at least it is better than Zumba.
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By Carl
#37544
I have to admit that I am not particularly interested in it. though I play for it as regularly as I play for anything these days.

I'd say it is a "legitimate" art-form. I think it is a little young at this stage.
So far I find the dance and music sides both suffer from the combination.

Keep in mind I'm mostly seeing "class" performances, I would imagine stage groups would elevate it quite a bit!

If I was putting together a show, I don't think I would have more than one song dedicated to dunun-dance.

2Cents
Carl