How True African Dance was Corrupted into Porn
with choreographer/dancer Madee
Saturday 2 November 2.00pm to 6.00pm. This event will start at 2pm, latecomers will miss out and may not get a seat
Admission free if booked via eventbrite. Donations accepted on the day
Queen Nzinga was an African Queen who fought against the European invasion of southern Africa (Congo/Angola). The Queen Nzinga lecture series will feature African female academics / holders of expert knowledge, speaking on topics of their choice on a monthly basis. The Nzinga lecture series will provide a regular platform for women of African descent to highlight important issues in an academic setting. As a result of these lectures a Black Women in Academia Support Group has been set up.
See previous Queen Nzingha lectures here
Queen Nzingha Lecture (12) How True African Dance was corrupted into Porn
African dance and culture has often been appropriated by Europeans and divorced from its roots. This presentation aims to give a general background to African dance and show how movements/styles were borrowed or imitated by various European cultures.Those cultures would then re-name and take credit for the movements or totally pervert them. We will also deal with sexism and racism in the music/fashion and dance business.
The presentation will cover:
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