Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Equatorial Guinea - Music & Dance

Edited by Azizi Powell

Amibiente - Coro Milenio de Malabo - Meliton Pablo - Guinea Ecuatorial

Uploaded by melitonio on Nov 27, 2009

The videos on this page are presented as part of pancocojams' goal of increasing awareness of Black cultures around the world.

Equatorial Guinea is a nation in Central Africa that I admit to knowing very little about. For instance, I was surprised that the official language of that nation is Spanish (because of it was colonized by Spain for 190 years). I also admit to confusing & conflating Equitorial Guinea with the two West African nations of Guinea and Guinea-Bissau.

For the record, here's a link to a list of the 9 nations in Central Africa:

Also, here's a list to the names of the 16 nations in West Africa:

Here's a brief overview of information about Equitorial Guinea from

Equatorial a country located in Middle Africa. It is comprised of two parts: a Continental Region (Río Muni), including several small offshore islands including Corisco, Elobey Grande and Elobey Chico; and an insular region containing Annobón island and Bioko island (formerly Fernando Po) where the capital Malabo is situated...

With a population of 650,702, Equatorial Guinea is the third smallest country in continental Africa. It is also the second smallest United Nations (UN) member from continental Africa...

Formerly the colony of Spanish Guinea, its post-independence name is suggestive of its location near both the equator and the Gulf of Guinea. Besides the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla on the Mediterranean coast next to Morocco, it is the only territory in mainland Africa with Spanish as the official language.

Thanks to all the video uploaders, producers, and featured artists on these videos! This is just a very small sample of musis & dance from Equatorial Guinea that can be found online. I encourage you to check them out!

Video #1: Amibiente - Coro Milenio de Malabo - Meliton Pablo - Guinea Ecuatorial

This video is placed at the top of this page.

Video #2:
Las Hijas Del Sol - Ay Corazon

Posted by eltalcual; January 09, 2007



"Hijas del Sol (Spanish for Daughters of the Sun), respectively Piruchi Apo Botupá and Paloma Loribo Apo, are an aunt and niece duo from the island of Bioko in Equatorial Guinea who write, sing and perform songs in both Bubi and Spanish".

Video #3: coro las boncoristas de cogo esa'a wa biandjing bia yen wa

Uploaded by MultiPONCHU on Aug 26, 2011

Video#4: Koro Bicomsua-Guieanos

Uploaded by belcreat on Aug 15, 2011

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  1. what is the dance and music?

    1. Anonymous May 22, 2013 at 7:16 PM, thanks for writing,

      I'm sorry but I don't know the name of these Equitorial Guinea dances. I also don't know the name of this music genre.

      Hopefully, someone who does know will share that information.