Where twerking originated
muthafuckas need to learn
I hate when people say it’s not the same thing. Like sure the social context may have changed but the style of dance is the same. A lot of the things we do today got passed down and we don’t even realize… Like sucking our teeth out of frustration is a habit that comes out of west Africa.
Other things include
Rolling in an entourage. In my culture it is taboo to go to events e.g to visit the in-laws without an entourage. You have to take your people. A person without people is unheard of. Just taboo.
Speaking in rhyme and using metarphors. Using metaphors is also sign of respect ‘hlonipha’. You can’t just blurt out things, you’ve got to couch them well.
Pouring libations. Honour for the ancestors.
Name checking and calling out your bragging right. An age old African tradition, Everytime we went to visit my grandparents they’d welcome us at the gate and they’d invoke the answers by name checking and bragging about their feats.
Twerking has it’s roots in Africa however, because twerking is a very provocative dance, a lot of it was done in private specifically amongst fellow women , for example the coastal women of Kenya only do it on the eve wedding night when they’ve gone to keep the bride company and to advise on tings and tings..y’know girl talk and how it gets raunchy.
yup! rolling with an entourage:because people can truly tell who you are, by who you chill with. and theirs a Nigerian proverb that says that better XD
shout out to this
but also, why do we need the things that we do to be validated as having come from africa?
if a lil girl made this shit up in her living room while her mama cooked dinner, it’d be just as valid and “respectable,” to me
I think we still live in a culture that assumes that men are single by choice and women are single because no one wants them.