Ghanaian dancer Ekua has made it a point to teach indigenous Brazilian dance – the Samba dance – in Ghana.
Through her outfit, Fitness One Dance, Ekua teaches the dance every weekend and on Wednesdays.
She told to Giovanni Caleb on Showbiz 360 on TV3 on Friday, April 9 about the importance of practising Samba Dance by both genders.
“Because it is an exercise, it is good for the waist and good for both male and females,” she said.
After spending time to train her team of dancers on weekends and on Wednesdays, Ekua leads them to perform the Samba Dance to a wider audience in Ghana.
Samba Dance was originally created by African people in Brazil from the music and dance culture in Africa.
The dance has been influenced by many different music genres across the world including Latin American music genres.
It is the most common dance in Brazil and is performed during big festivals and carnivals.
There are, however, different forms of Samba dance aside the Brazilian Samba. There is the ballroom Samba which differs from the Brazil Samba.