DANCEHALL and Azonto
It's the Best
of Both Worlds!
Azonto is a dance and music genre is from Ghana. The dance originated from a traditional dance called Kpanlogo.
The dance "azonto" is a communicative dance believed to originate from "Apam" which literally means to work.
The dance later got into the minds of most Ghanaians and most Ghanaian music videos were full of Azonto dance. Then later spread to most African countries and other parts of the world.
Some would consider Dancehall to the most popular music in Jamaica. It began in the late 1970s and has now impacted all different types of musical genres worldwide. In the mid-1980s,
digital instrumentation became more prevalent, changing the sound considerably, with digital Dancehall becoming increasingly characterized by faster rhythms. The popularity of Dancehall has spawned dance moves that help to make parties and stage performances more energetic.
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El Palomar Ballroom
1344 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Azonto Workshop: 4pm-5pm
Dancehall Workshop: 5pm-6pm