Yamama is from the Susu ethnic group, also called “Mamaya”. The women of the village get together once a year to honor the female spirit of Yamama. On this occasion they will ask her for whatever they need for the coming year. This West African dance lesson originally appeared on the DVD "West African Dance Vol 2". It is our pleasure to make it available online for students of African dance and dancers who wish to cross-train in multiple disciplines.
If you are dancer who feels you could grow in the areas of groundedness, earthiness, arm movement, hand movement, head movement, full body coordinated movement, letting go completely, and solo movement and expression in general, this dance will send you along that path by leaps and bounds.