Dance is the life of the African. It permeates all their social and ceremonial activities. To the African, dance is a way of thinking, living and communicating.
It forms an integral part of all vital facets of the life cycle. We dance during childbirth, naming ceremonies, pubety rites, marriage, religious ceremonies, festivals etc.dance teaches customs and history.Dr Kwame Nkrumah brought Africans together through dance.
The Adowa dance is the most widespread and most frequently performed social musical type of the Akan speaking people of Ghana.
The dance originated through the movements made by the antelope, hence the name given to it.
The story behind the dance states that, there was a once a queen mother in Ashanti called Abrewa Tutuwa.
She suddenly fell ill in the cause of her reign. The Obosom (gods) was consulted and a request for a live antelope was to be used for the sacrificial rites. It was alleged that, the asafo companies were promptly detailed to the forest to look for t...