There are a lot of different types of people who each have their own rites and rituals. The show is actually quite a fusion of all of those different styles.

Yes, the show is educational. Yes, the show has cultural significance. But beyond all that, the show is a lot of fun. The music is infectious. It gets in your bones. It makes you want to dance.

We feel that the genre of African dance — it's not unlike the genre of French classical dance or modern dance — it's simply a genre. It's not a novelty. It's become one of the standard art forms of dance.

It really thrusts inland. It's a very lateral country with varying topography: beach, forest, jungle, mountains in the north, desert in the northeast.