We end #KowTeffCares Performance week with a throwback video from KowTeff African Dance Company! One of KowTeff’s signature dances, Balanta, is performed here at the Wofabe African Dance and Drum Festival in New Jersey. Balanta is a very light-hearted and exciting courtship dance. The Balanta people live in Guinea Bissau and in the Casamance region of Senegal.
KowTeff’s Artistic Director and Co-founder, Sewaa Codrington, researches the dances and folklore in Africa to preserve the traditional context of the rhythms, movements, and costuming concept for the dances. These Balanta costumes were designed by Sewaa and made in Senegal for the KowTeff company. Enjoy a taste of KowTeff!