A big part of our time right now in Africa is as students. Of course we are students at language school, but we are also in a constant effort to learn the culture. Since we are still newbies to the language thing, I struggled to really get a lot of good notes from the Swahili sermon at church yesterday, but I will submit to you my “keys to success” in dancing that I observed and recorded in my journal. I think if you follow the keys to success detailed below along with the spot-on drawings, you will be able to wow your friends in no time.
-follow the steps, but add plenty of knee vibrations
-think hula-hoop for shape of arms
-pulling arms back accentuates leg kick
-light, baggy pants are a must
-turn slow with arms still for dramatic effect
So much to learn!
Swahili word for the day: to dance is kucheza musiki