Foreign Dance Moves celebrated in Ewube’s new single “On Melange” more than Cameroonian Dance. Watch
Written by Jeremiah Ngwa on 20 June 2018
Cameroon’s queen of dance hall, Jennyfer Ewube just release a brand new song tittled “On Melange” produced by Mageek Feengaz and the beautiful video was directed by Geraldrigo Guevara. The song celebrates different cultures with different dance moves as we see in the video. Most of these moves were recently created by top african and world artists. For example;
Shaku Shaku, a Choreography which originates from Nigeria was created by Slim Case which then went viral in Cameroon after Olamide dropped “Science Student“. This move is heard in Ewube’s song as she keeps calling it.
Coupé-Décalé is a type of popular dance music originating from Côte d’Ivoire and the Ivorian diaspora in Paris, France. Drawing heavily from Zouglou and Zouk with African influences, Coupé-Décalé is a very percussive style featuring African samples, deep bass, and repetitive minimalist arrangements. Coupé means “to cheat” and Décalé means to “run away“, so Coupé-Décalé basically means to cheat somebody and run away.
The Gwara Gwara dance is another Choreography created by a south African Dj called, DJ Bonz. The dance became popular after Rihanna performed it in the Grammy Awards.
The Bloc Boy jB “Shoot” dance is a Choreography that has gone viral. Everyone wants to try this new move which is hitting the internet. This dance was created by the American Rapper Bloc Boy JB. It is an eccentric dance, doing everything from bouncing and jogging in place, to hitting a mean two-step. He said, the dance came to life when he was in front of the mirror.
My worry was to know if any Cameroonian dance move was performed in the Video. E-kwat Tv/Radio spoke to Njock Galvine aka La Pache one of the dancers in the video and this is what he said.
The main move was Cameroon made called fangha….we were limited to do the dance simply because we had to follow the lyrics…
Celebrating different dance moves was not a bad idea, but we would have love to see a new dance steps created by Cameroonians. The last Camer artist to create a dance is Numerica in Monbèquiè. Artists have to work in Collaboration with dancers to see how they can create one. This will help print our name through dance in clubs around the world.
Enjoy Ewube’s “On Melange” on E-kwat radio