The Tropics include Brasil, the Caribbean Islands, and the Central African Diaspora. These cultures have dance styles that are uniquely earthy and represent indigenous groups as well as new cultures formed from the integration of indigenous and migrant groups from the African Supercontinent.
Coming to America themed Performance with authentic Burundi Royal Drummers and Fire Performance with Zaina Zahra!
Central/East African Dance with The Burundi Drummers of Atlanta, March 2021
The Carnivale is an age-old tradition in Brazil and throughout the Tropics. The costumes are extravagantly decked with bling and colorful feathers, and the Passistas (dancers) smile brightly while dancing with great passion and enthusiasm.
Carnivale is a celebration, brought to Brasil by the natives of Angola Africa who migrated and blended their beautiful culture with the indigenous Amerindians.
There are many styles of Samba in Brazil, of the most popular include:
Caribbean Carnivale Dance is similar to Samba in costume, but quite unique in technique and music. Music is traditionally Soca (Trinidad) which is very exciting and fast-paced. There is also Tassa (Guyana) which is a very fast and rapid movement of the hips.
From the heart of the Congo, Makossa is a tropical Central African dance with a unique core technique style of dancing to Francophone African Rumba music.
Passistas Zaina, Cassandra, and Ajaz performed live on stage at the anniversary celebration of the Nam Dae Mun international supermarket chain, April 2014. It was a major celebration with hundreds of people in attendance.
Global Dance Goddess Makossa Dance Group Entertained live at the globally renowned concert and annual fundraising event of Congolese Artist, Petit Pays.