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
Welcome to African folk dance
This dance was founded by a man called Fundoh. When he first presented the dance to the Fon (chief) of the village, as tradition required, the Fon was so blown away by its sheer beauty that he appealed to Fundoh to make it the dance of the land.
And so it became Tamukung, which could be translated as ½the Father of Dancers".