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Danses traditionnelles du Mozambique
Come explore the traditional dances of Mozambique, a country with a rich culture of dance. In Mozambican dance, the rhythm comes first, and the movement of the body is then expressed. The dance is dynamic, rhythmic and joyful.
Viviana sees Oriental dance as a unifying force in its traditional form, because it touches upon one’s deepest being. The dance remains both sacred and feminine for her. She recognises the therapeutic powers of dance and it is with this in mind that she transmits her knowledge.
This wind instrument of Armenian origin consists of a cylindrical body and a double reed. There are 8 finger holes on the duduk’s front and two thumbholes on its back. A piece of reed acts as sound and air regulator. The duduk is a simple instrument but one that produces a unique sound.
The dances of Cuban Rumba are rich in variety: Columbia is considered to be a very ancient type of rumba, which developed from the rhythms of Abakua rituals, Xambu is a rumba with a slow tempo, Guaguanco is a dance of courtship and a game of seduction.