African Cultural Dancing
Africa lies in the Southern Hemisphere between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. From the jungles to the plains to the desserts, the Dark Continent is a fascinating one. Much of Africa is rocky plateau covered by grasslands with large interior lakes. Second only to Asia in size, Africa has many natural resources and wild animals.
In the north, Africa is home to the pyramids at Gaza, the Sahara dessert and the Kasbahs of Algiers. Africa is also home to Mount Kilimanjaro, elephants, rhinos, tigers, and many camels.
There are many countries that make up Africa (see sidebars).
There are many different cultures in Africa and that is reflected in their dance styles. Many of the dances are connected with the different syles of music. The human voice is the most widely used musical instrument in Africa. Drums are also very important to most African music and dance. Most of the dances we are familiar with come from the Sub-Saharan countries