Just over two weeks ago on Sunday, May 6, WADOMA (or West African Dance of Madison) performed on stage at the High Noon Saloon. The occasion was Drumming for Hope 2007, an annual benefit concert conducted by African Youth Outreach. This is a Madison-based non-profit that provides HIV/AIDS education resources to children and young adults in the KwaZulu-Natal province in eastern South Africa.
WADOMA was the second group in the all-star lineup, following The Figureheads and preceding This Bright Apocalypse, El Clan Destino, and DJ David Muhammad. One element of their performance was the Sinte rhythm, a dance conducted by the Susa people of coastal Guinea in West Africa.
A two-and-a-half minute concert clip of this dance follows below.