Sunday, March 19, 2023

Five YouTube Video Examples Of Singers' Hand Clapping & Other Hand Motions That Are Performed By Singers In The Ghanaian (Ewe) Music Group Edzordzinam Fafali Borborbor Band

Edzordzinam Fafali Officials, May 13, 2021

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Edited by Azizi Powell

This is Part II of a two part pancocojams series about Borborbor music and dance from Ghana, West Africa and from Togo, West Africa.

This post showcases a few videos of the Ghanaian (Ewe)  music group Edzordzinam Fafali Borborbor Band with a focus on the hand clapping and other hand motions that are performed by that band's singers.

Click for Part I of this two part pancocojams series. That post showcases a YouTube video of 
Edzordzinam Fafali Borborbor Band and provides some information about Borborbor music.

The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to the founders, leaders, and other members of Edzordzinam Fafali Borborbor Band and thanks to all those who are quoted in this post.

I am an African American self-described "community folklorist who knows nothing about African culture besides what I've read and watched online. I first learned about Borborbor music and dance in 2012 as a result of "happening" upon a video while "surfing" YouTube for traditional African music and dance. [The link for the pancocojams post that was the result of my finding out about Borborbor is given above.]

Most of the articles and comments that I've read about Borborbor dancing focus on its drumming style and/or it allegedly being the source for or resembling contemporary "twerking" dancing.

I haven't found any online content about how Borborbor singers' alternate between clapping their own hands and performing other synchronized hand motions.

I'm not a musician but it appears to me that the Borborbor singers in the videos that I've watched which show those singers clap their hands on the first and second beats and then (usually) do some other synchronized hand motions on the third and fourth beat. 

 *By "individual" I mean that the singers are clapping their own hands and not the hands of anyone else.

**By "synchronized" I mean that it usually appears that all or many of the singers at a particular time in a video  are doing the same alternate hand motions after they clap their hands. I don't know what-if anything- those motions mean in Ewe culture. Usually the singers stand in place without moving while doing these hand claps and other hand motions. However, sometimes they move from side to side and/or appear to perform some dance moves without leaving their spot.

These videos are given in no particular order. Numbers are added for referencing purposes only.


This pancocojams post doesn't provide examples of all the hand motions that I've seen in 
 Edzordzinam Fafali Borborbor Band. Idon't know if singers in other Borborbor bands do the same or some different hand motions.

This post also doesn't 
YouTube videos of this these post doesn't include any time stamps or descriptions of the singers' hand clapping or other hand motions simply because I don't believe I could adequately describe those motions. Please feel free to add your descriptions about these Borborbor singers' hand clapping signatures and these hand motions. 

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This concludes Part II of this two part pancocojams series.

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