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Hot Feet and Social ChangeAfrican Dance and Diaspora Communities$
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Kariamu Welsh, Esailama G.A. Diouf, and Yvonne Daniel

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780252042959

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252042959.001.0001

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Mentoring Notes on African Diaspora Dance Styles and Continuity

Mentoring Notes on African Diaspora Dance Styles and Continuity

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(p.180) Mentoring Notes on African Diaspora Dance Styles and Continuity
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Hot Feet and Social Change
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Yvonne Daniel

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042959.003.0012

In this essay, Yvonne Daniel highlights the necessity of employing appropriate terminology when discussing African dance forms - terminology that distinguishes dance forms based on geographical, social, and stylistic histories. Daniel provides an analysis of Afro-Cuban dance categories while bridging to similar dance traditions found throughout the Caribbean and Afro-Latin America. Daniel offers a pluralistic typography of African and Diaspora dance forms and allows a more precise legacy representation. She concludes with a set of recommendations for the mentoring of African Dance performers, researchers, and Performing Arts communities.

Keywords:   American African Diaspora, Afro-Cuban Dance History, African Diaspora dance styles, Congo/Angola, Ewe/Fon, Yoruba/Anago, Carabalí/Abakuá, Akan/Asante, Creole Identities, Continuity ‘Musts’

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