Category: Expressive Traditional Art
Posted: July 23, 2016



Martha & Courtney dancing Semba

Put on Your Red Shoes

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This is an oil on canvas board 16" x 12" depicting the Semba Dance and the RED shoes, red patterned dress and red trousers the couple wore when the photograph was taken. Semba is a rhythmic form of music and dance from Angola. It was born in the 20th century at the creative intersection of traditional African dance and colonial European influence. Its characteristic rhythm is one of the main contributors to kizomba music. Semba was played by small bands in Angola, especially at large social gatherings. People say the word ?semba? comes from ?massemba? meaning ?a touch of the bellies? ? one of the most recognizable and entertaining movements in semba. It is possible that samba comes from the same root, from Angolan people being moved to Brazil by the Portuguese. Semba is based on a firm stepping motion, rather like pushing into sand. The steps are fairly quick, and can be linear or move around the lead. The hold is similar to a ballroom hold, although leaders lean forward or bend slightly at the waist, and ladies never lean back. It is also very playful, incorporating comedic expressions and mimed grabs for an escaping partner.
Post Type: Traditional Art
Mixed Media: None Oil Painting on Canvas Board 16

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