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

Picture view


Ngoageh James Anitizi is the akam (lead dancer) of Mbaghalum and a poly-instrumentalist who plays the xylophone for a wide range of folk dances. Two slit-drums, two standing drums and a pair of gongs are the musical instruments of choice of the Mbaghalum dance.