Adowa Dancers and Drummers

Adowa is a dance form that mimics the deft movements of the antelope. As the dance form developed it borrowed from dances like Kete, Denesewu, etc The choreography is a graceful and dignified walking movement. Like Apkalu it was originally a funeral dance but is presently performed at festivals and other special social events.

Adowa is from the Ashanti region of Ghana. Like the Atsiagbekor dance of the Ewes the drum language communicates to the dancers and their movements are responses to this. It is presently practiced by the Ewes, Fantes, and Gas and is very prevalent in the liturgy of the Apostles Revelation Society (A.R.S.)
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