African Dance
by Rodney Phifer

Get ready for fun with African folk dancing! For today's adventure, San Francisco's favorite street musician, Tony Harris, will be joining me on drums, woodwinds, bells, and shells.

To me, the heart of folk is the daily life of the common people. African folk dance, like its sister the mythical story, takes from the oral and dance tradition, and is handed down and reinterpreted from one generation to the next. Like the smell of fresh bread baking in the oven, the essence of African folk dance takes you back to your roots. Waking early, we reach to the warmth of the African sun, and so this first movement begins the dance which will express the day.

We're looking forward to taking you to Africa, and into the heart of the African folk dance tradition.


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