The National Commission on Culture (NCC) has in partnership with Majestic Entertainment Group Africa America Foundation, Canada, and Africa Diaspora Association of United States of America (USA), launched a dancing competition entitled “Dance Africa Dance Diaspora” to showcase the rich African culture to the world in Accra. According to the Commission’s Executive Director, Janet Edna Nyame, NCC will coordinate all the five participating African groups.
Nyame further unveiled that two groups that will win the “Dance Africa Dance Diaspora” competition would get the opportunity to travel to the USA and Canada to participate in the championship competitions due in 2022. The Executive Director urged the youth to take part in the dancing competition as registration is online and free.
“The competition includes; Solo dancers, Duet or Trio dancers, Dancers in small groups of four to eleven and larger groups of eleven and above…The performances slated for the competition include National folklore dance, Dance Afrobeat, Song, and dance, Classical ballet, street dance, Modern, Hip hop and Trap,” the Executive Director said before adding, “I love to dance because dancing is even a form of exercise and I wish to encourage everyone to take a few dancing steps once in a while.”
Her sentiments were echoed by Seth Akpatsu, the dancing competition coordinator, who said that the competition sought to sell Africa and take its culture to the diaspora and that the program would empower and also allow people between the ages of four to thirty years to showcase their talents and potential.