Full insights into Dr. Setor Abra’s performance on Week 8 of GMB
The Volta Regional Representative of this year’s Ghana’s Most Beautiful, on Sunday entertained the audience with melodies from her region.
While others preferred to go with contemporary music and dance, Setor Abra chose to present to viewers her Region’s traditional dances.
Her performance began with the Adevhu dance, which is a warriors dance. She was dressed in Adewu, the warrior’s dress which is Worn by warriors and believed to be adorned with protective charms against evil and defeat.
The dance was accompanied by a call and response song titled Agoo and the playing of the Adevhu drum. The drum Adevhu means the hunter’s drum, and it is used to escort the warrior’s dance. And the song is used to awaken the warrior spirits which prepared the soldiers for battle.
In the volta region, drums are named after their dances. There are quite a number of drums and dances in the volta region, these include the already mentioned Adevhu, the Atimevu which means drum made from tree, the Agbadza, a war dance that evolved from the times of war, the Gahu, a dance that developed from the Yoruba people of benin and nigeria and the Boborbor
The borborbo dance troop always comes with a set of instruments. These include the Wuga which means big drum, the Asivi meaning small drum, Gankogui which is the bell, the Axatse which is the maracas and finally, a trumpet
The borborbo dance originates from Kpando. As Setor Abra rightly explained, it simply means to bend down and to shake one’s waist.
Borborbo dances are mostly clad in several pieces of cloth. One that is used to cover the full length of the body, the others are used around the waist to hold pieces of handkerchiefs.
Setor’s energetic performance, and insight into the Volta Region’s traditional dance earned her the most Eloquent Award.
Watch full performance here
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