Monday, 1 October 2012

For Liberian youth, a creative outlet in krumping

Krumping, a form of dance that began in California, has made its way to the West African nation of Liberia. The word KRUMP is an acronym for Kingdom Radically Uplifted by Mighty Praise. The form was founded in African-American churches around Los Angeles.

Dancers would imitate the shaking of people's bodies when they were possessed by the Holy Spirit. Liberia, a nation founded by freed slaves, often embraces new American traditions, and krumping is no exception.

Tamasin Ford went to visit a group of krumpers in Paynesville City on the outskirts of the capital, Monrovia.  To listen to this report, please click on this link to NPR's website.

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