Ọbádélé Bakari Kambon
Africology: Journal of Pan-African Studies, Volume 12, Number 4, October 2018
Publication year: 2018

ABSTRACT: This paper presents a Pan-Afrikan tri-continental analysis of Afrikan/Black combat sciences, and in this, it challenges the erroneous notion that the dance-like movements of Afrikan combat sciences originated in attempts to trick enslavers. Therefore, this work demonstrates that Afrikan combat sciences, regardless of location, grow out of a shared worldview informed by practical considerations that are effective and time-tested. Further, the contemporary expressions of Engolo/Capoeira, Knocking-and-Kicking, and Asafo Flag Dancing are examined by means of a comparison between natural vs. unnatural responses to oppression.

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Congratulations to Ɔbenfo Ọbádélé Kambon, Associate Professor at the University of Ghana

As Abibitumi (Black Power in Asante Twi) celebrates its 16th year of existence, we would like to take this time to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work of our founder, Ɔbenfo Ọbádélé Bakari Kambon for his recent promotion to the rank of Associate Professor at the University of Ghana, Institute of African Studies! Click the orange button below to send him a quick message of congratulations on Abibitumi.com or go to his publications page to check out his 35 publications! Ayekoo! Ẹ kú iṣẹ́! Pongezi! Ndokkle! Nkote ko zô!