Happy Thursday Everyone. A young girl dancing Adowa, wearing kente in Ghana.
The Adowa dance is mesmerizing to watch, the dancers use a symbolic language, the different movements of their hands telling their own story. This body language is accentuated by the use of a white linen cloth, which they hold in their hand. The short dance steps are very subtle, drawing attention to the upper part of the body.
This music is characterized by polyrhythmic accents: the dance is accompanied by drums which is interwoven with the bell and plays a steady rhythm, to which the chorus sings the responses. The lyrics of the songs express social and moral values. If you ever get a chance to watch this majestic dance, you will love it.