Healthy Glow Travels: I am in Atlanta!
Yesterday, I officially moved out of DC and I am well on my way to Mexico. I am driving down through various places in the United States with my pup, mom, and mom’s friend. Last night we stopped in Atlanta and stayed with a family friend. So far, everything is great! We went to a Ghanaian party, stayed up late eating Ghanaian food, dancing, laughing, and listening to Azonto! Enhance, Sarkodie’s “Yo Go Kill Me” as today’s Music Monday pick.
What is Azonto? According to Wikipedia, “Azonto is a dance originating from Ghana. The African dance form incorporates complex co-ordinates body movement and non-verbal communication in a rhythmic fashion in very few one-two timed steps. Just like most African dances, knee bending and hip movements are rudiments to dancing it. The dance has effectively evolved from a few rudimentary moves to embrace depictions of ironing,washing, driving, boxing, grooming, praying, swimming, and others.
Generally, the dance reflects the creativity and rich sense of humour of the Ghanaian people. The dance, which is usually performed with an accompanying smile, evolved from the combination of several local dance moves that originated from the southern-most part of Ghana during the early 2000s. The dance has evolved with the fast pace dance culture of modern West Africa. It is also true that before the dance became famous, youth in senior high schools of Ghana (especially Tema) had a similar but different way of doing the dance. A modification of that is what we see today. It involved a similar movement of the feet, hands, and hips and, at the end of every move, a gun shot was mimicked with the hand and, if possible, the mouth.”
I am off to my next road trip location! Stay tuned! There will be pictures and more posts!