The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Hon. Abla Dzifa Gomashie is urging Ghanaians to adopt Azonto as a national dance.

According to her, Ghana needs a dance that is national in character and can be performed by every Ghanaian irrespective of where he/she comes from. She noted that, even though Ghana has a number of traditional dances, those dances are mostly performed by people of a particular ethnic group.

“The Ewes do Agbaza, Ashantis do Adowa and Gas do the Kpanlogo dance” but she indicated there should be a national dance that any Ghanaian can perform. Azonto dance transcend beyond the ethnic borders and can be used to unite us.
Hon. Abla Dzifa Gomashie made this call at the opening ceremony of the International Christian Dance Fellowship (ICDF) Conference in Accra on Monday, 11th July, 2016.

This year’s conference gathers participants from over 12 member countries for a five-day display of various dances in their respective countries.

The ICDF was established to promote all kinds of dance to worship and honor God. This is the first time the conference is been held in West Africa.

Watch the video above and the pictures here.

Last modified on Tuesday, 12 July 2016 17:10
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