North Africa

Moroccan Dance

Lebanese Dance

Arabian Belly Dance

Egyptian Dance

Sudanese Dance

South Africa

Dance Show

Street Party

Zulu Dance


Central Africa

Kenya Massai


Mozambique Bridal Dance

West Africa

West African Dance

Ghana Dance

Mali Dance

Congo Soukous

More Africa

African Dance Styles

Mauritius Dance

Congo Soukous

Congo Soukous

Watch these lovely dancers dance Soukous style. The singer is Dany Engobo, along with Diblo and Sakis. Straddling the Equator, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the third largest country in Africa (after Sudan and Algeria).

The mighty Congo River flows north and then south through a land rich in minerals, fertile farmlands, and rain forests.

Dance traditions date back thousands of years in this region of the world. Drums have always been an important part of African music, and the dancers move their hip movements to the drum beats. The movements are quite quick and the dance is quite tiring - a great core workout!

This dance and the music is a much more modern version of the regions music. If it sounds similar to Carribean music, that is because much of the island music was influenced by the traditional music of Africa.