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5 popular black dances with sexual connotations

September 17, 2018 at 02:37 pm | Culture

Farida Dawkins

Farida Dawkins | Contributor

September 17, 2018 at 02:37 pm | Culture

Woman performing the mapouka...DanceAsk

Dancing is a form of art with unique expressions. In the appropriate settings, dancing can be a seductive art even without adding hip thrusts, booty shaking and gyrating.

African dancing includes all of the aforementioned. It also influences many types of dance forms used today.

Dance is deeply ingrained in many African societies.  It is for this reason that dance is incorporated into social functions such as birthing ceremonies, funerals, battles and weddings.  Even the attempt to alter or completely cease it as was done during the slave trade has not stopped dance from thriving in Africa.

Keep reading to learn more about five African-influenced dances with sexual connotations:

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