Wednesday, May 02, 2007

[Guinean news] Dancing women attacked

The BBC had a bizarre story on a backlash against a dance in Guinea.

Men in Conakry have begun attacking women who they accuse of doing the popular buttock-swinging Wolosso dance from Ivory Coast.

Teenagers wearing skirts or hipsters, associated with Wolosso, which partly expose their buttocks and midriff have been stripped naked and beaten up.

The attacks follow a performance by an Ivorian Wolosso group last week.

The provocative dance is considered by many in the mainly Muslim West African country to be pornographic.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am a Junior at the University of Delaware, originally from Guinea. This comming June I'm going back to Conakry to visit my family and I would love to be a volunteer and help friends of Guinea in any way.


Diaraye Sylla

please get back to me at: or