This is a video I shot in Santiago, Cape Verde of the Batuque, the traditional women's percussion rhythm and dance. Women play poly-rhythmic songs on homemade 'drums' made of sheets and other cloth bundled inside plastic bags. They sit in a circle and sing. Occasionally one of the women jumps in the middle to perform a shaky hip dance. It's practiced primarily in Santiago and is associated with the culture's African roots. You'll love it!
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