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Dancing gumboots

Dancing gumboots

Publication Date: July 29, 1998
Event Date: Monday, August 10, 1998
Venue: Civic Theatre

GUMBOOT dancing was born in the gold mines of South Africa during apartheid, at the height of the migrant labour system and the oppressive apartheid laws. By slapping their hands on their gumboots and shaking ankle chains, the mine workers were able to communicate with each other. South ...

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