Twerking Dance Move Originated From Africa Or Saudi Arabia?

Recently many of you have watched Miley Cyrus did a controversial twerking to her single “We Can’t Stop” at the 2013¬† Video Music Award (VMAs) with a some giant bears dancing around her.

Twerking is a sexually provocative dance movement where the dancer, usually a woman, gyrating vigorously;shaking and jerking her hips in an up-and-down bouncing motion.

Mapouka And Arab Malaya Dance

Do you know this suggestive booty dancing, twerking could possibly influenced by traditional African dance from¬† the Dabou area of south-east Cote d’Ivoire called Mapouka or Arab Malaya from the Afro-Arab communities in Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Here is Mapouka dance move.

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Watch the equally sexy Arab Malaya dance from Saudi Arabia below.

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