Edited by Azizi Powell
This is Part II of a two part post on the Azonto dance. This post showcases seven videos of that Ghanaian originated dance.
Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2013/01/ghanaian-azonto-dance-history-videos.html for Part I of this post. That post provides information about Azonto and features four videos of the Azonto dance.
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(These videos are posted in no particular order.)
Video #1: AZONTO - Fuse ODG ft. Tiffany OFFICIAL Video
Ghanapromo, Published on Apr 26, 2012
This is the official song that has pioneered the Azonto movement...
Video #2: MISTA SILVA Ft Skob, Flava & Kwamz -#BOOMBOOMTAH (Official Video Link)
F2DTv, Published on Mar 11, 2012
...UK Afrobeats Smash Hit Banger by MISTA SILVA Ft Skob, Flava & Kwamz -#BOOMBOOMTAH BOOM BOOM TAH
Video #3: Azonto Girl - PROMO (2-SHY)
Maxwell Jennings, Uploaded on Jan 2, 2012
New Hit Azonto Gh !!!! by 2-Shy
Video #4: Azonto Fiesta (Official Video) By Sarkodie Ft. Appietus & Kesse
KwameJoe TV, Published on May 31, 2012
A recurring line in this song is "Chale, she go want more".
Several commenters responded to a question about the meaning of the word "chale". Two commenters wrote that chale is slang for "dude". However, another commenter wrote this: "Chale is a slang for FRIEND not dude. It's Ga word for chale wo te."
I found several Ga language websites that included the word "chale" (also spelled "chalay" and the word or phrase "chale wote" also spelled "chaliwotay". Here's a quote from this website: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8 "Ghana Web":
"Chalay - Friend
Chaliwotay - Rubber slippers. "Wote" in the Ga language means "let's go." Challey is a slang term for pal or buddy. The name "chali wotay" may thus suggest the ease with which one wears the slippers and goes about his or her business, without the hassles of tying shoe laces."
Here's a quote from this website http://www.theimportedghanaian.com/#/insults/4532454072 "The Imported Ghanaian"
"Chale – friend, buddy, pal
Chale Wote - rubber slippers"
Video #5: Azonto Dance to Iyanya - Kukere! Azonto Fever
Clifford Owusu,Published on Jun 24, 2012
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Song: Iyanya - Kukere
Video #6: Azonto London All Stars 2012 Part 1 by PressPlay Vidz
Pressplayvidz, Published on Jun 5, 2012
Just some of the London Azonto dancers brought to you by Press Play Vidz... More to come
Move to the gal dem- Donaeo
Dangerous Serious- Sarkodie
Bombomtaah- Mister Silva
Video #7: Azonto London All Stars PART 2 HD by PressPlay Vidz
pressplayvidz,Published on Oct 12, 2012
Another group of dancers from all over the world brought to you by PressPlay Vidz, showing you different styles of Dance to Afro Beat music.
Hope you enjoy…
*DJ SAWA MIX LIST*
1. DANCE TONIGHT - SONNI BALLI
2. VERA - D-BLACK FT JOEY B
3. AZONTO FIESTA - SARKODIE FT APPIETUS & KESSE
4. INNIT(UK AZONTO) - GASMILLA
5. JEGGINGS PARTY - YAW SIKI
6. KUKERE - IYANYA
7. SHIGEGE - T.O & STUNNAKID
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