Socially: the program provides very entertaining and enriching alternatives to street gangs, drugs and prostitution. Read more

Economically: the program saves the city council huge amounts of money in terms of policing, drug, alcohol and other social rehabilitation programs and prison upkeep. Read more

Culturally: it enriches the city or country. Africa still remains a mystery to most people. Its culture is little known. Read more

Tourism: many cities and countries derive a huge chunk of their revenues from tourism. Read more

Health: the explosion of child obesity and other numerous health concerns tied to inactivity in North America provides a good reason for the introduction of these dances. Read more

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Bafon Nchinda Felix Yancho Bafon has worked as an enumerator with Bird Life International at the Kilum/Ijim Mountain Project. A traditional musician in a strict sense of the term, he had played in his native village of Oku with authentic traditional groups before leaving for Yaounde. He is first and foremost a traditional singer capable of recounting the history of Oku through songs. He was integrated in the Yaoundé dance troupe in 2003. He is the best drummer the group has ever had. He plays all the sections of xylophone and can equally dance njang, mbaya and ndong. He doubles as a security agent with AES SONEL for many years.