One of the key factors that has propelled the new wave of African music around the world is its sheer, irrepressible danceability. No big Afrobeats hit is without a dance routine and a string of hugely entertaining choreography videos across Instagram, YouTube and TikTok, dancers interpreting the music in their own style.
Now you've got the chance to see some of the best Afro dancers in the UK and beyond as ADC – Afro Dance Championships rocks up again in London. ADC is a dance battle event that focuses on dance styles from the African diaspora, invites dancers from all over UK and overseas to come and battle and showcase their skills. It takes over 229 London on Sunday November 10 2019 – tickets are on sale now.
By way of a little warm up, we asked ADC organisers HomeBros UK to select us 10 of their current favourite Afrobeats and Afro dance tracks. Time to turn up the energy!
Sho Madjozi – John Cena
Love the tempo and flow of this track – and it’s got plenty of musicality to play with when dancing. That South African sound is undeniable – you can’t stand still listening to this.
Studio Bros – Malaia
Pure energy! When the track drops, it just makes you go and feel! Again, another track with so much musicality to play with when freestyling or creating choreography.
Shatta Wale – Ay3 Halfcast
This track is spiritual and impactful. We feel this song on a different level. It’s very hard-hitting and grounded. Doing grooves and steps from the Azonto style work really well with this track.
Mr Eazi & Simi – Doyin
This track is just pure soulfulness and feeling. The lyrics and flow of the vocals allows us to dance and move like we’re almost floating or gliding along.
Rema – Dumebi
This track is a bit more upbeat and fun and again has a lot of musicality to play around with. Just a pure vibe!
NSG – Trust Issues
This is an absolute banger from the bros from NSG. It really encapsulates that London flow, mixed with the Ghana Afrobeats feel-good beats. What else would you want?
Burna Boy – YE
This holds a special place in our hearts. Burna Boy doesn't hold back when talking about the real issues and hardship that people go through.
Dahlin Gage – Potato
Dahlin Gage has a sauce that is just too powerful! This track brings out the pure energy.
Kofi Nti & Ofori amponsah – Atweetan
Both being of Ghanaian decent, the music genre hiplife was a huge part of our lives. It gave us that straight connection to the motherland. This is that celebration anthem.