Extreme bottom shaking is now a crime. lol in Tanzania, that is.
Kigodoro, a traditional dance in Tanzania that’s gaining wider attention on social media, is facing increased restrictions from the government. The dance involves women exuberantly shaking their bodies, and, in recent years for some performers, it involves stripping completely Unclad.
Police cracking down on Kigodoro dances performed in weddings and social gatherings say they attract muggers and criminal gangs, putting attendees at risk.
Herman Mwansoko, Director of Culture Development in the ministry of information, youth, culture and sport, says the government has declared this dance illegal:
“This has become a serious danger to our culture as it threatens the original dances which are our identity. The new generation will be filled with what they see now and may not be aware that there has been a real Baikoko for instance,” he says.
‘Baikoko’ referenced above is another form of traditional dance where performers are known to strip.
Many are critical of what is often referred to as Tanzania’s “dirty” dance:
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