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Welly boot dance

The African welly boot dance is an African dance, which one may conjecture from the name is performed by dancers wearing Wellington boots. It is believed by some to have been a forerunner of the tap dance.

According to an article from the Shropshire news site Shropshire STAR.com, the dance is the highlight of the performance of Black Umfolosi[?], a group from Zimbabwe described as one of Africa's most famous folk groups. The article explains:-

"Their show has its roots in Zimbabwe's mines, where young men created a new brand of harmonic song and energetic dance to keep their spirits up through long and back-breaking days below ground."

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  • Country date for top Folk singers (http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:Q8q_ndVzDDMC:www.shropshirestar.com/news/october02/4th/wem.asp) - a Shropshire STAR.com article last updated on October 4, 2002 (as cached by Google)

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