Get to Know the Black Beanz

From East Africa to Akron Ohio, learn more about this amazing group that is taking Ohio by storm.

ABOUT BEANZ’ AFRICAN MUSIC

Black Beanz dance moves reflect an African fusion music genre sung primarily in Swahili. It’s a newer African genre combining Afrobeats, R & B, hip hop, Reggae and some gospel. Some call it Bongo Flava (“flavor” in Swahili), a dance movement in Tanzania started in the ‘90s. 

Dancing is primarily learned in the church and at family/village gatherings sometimes starting as early as 3 years old! In East Africa, where most of our African immigrant families originate, music and dance are important ways of communicating, motivating, and creating a community. For agricultural-based African families, dancing and singing is an important part of the day while working in the fields. 

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Martin Kwitonda

 

 

Yoshua Fazili

Samwel Matendo

KAMANA PASI

Mmunga Alamasi

Chomba

Malanga

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