When it comes to Ghanaian Cultural Dance, which is seen as the freedom to define Ghana's cultural identity to the outside world, Harriet Ansah is no exception.
She has carved a niche for herself when we talk about the Adowa Cultural Dance and is set to go one rung higher.
Ghana Music.com caught up with the Ghanaian born after her sterling performance during the Aboakyere Festival, a festival of the people of Winneba in Accra, Ghana.
GM: What makes you passionate about the Adowa Cultural Dance?
Harriet: The main thing is the act of moving. It's just a great feeling when you achieve something that you thought was beyond you.
GM: What are the keys to achieving the highest levels in Cultural Dancing?
Harriet: To me, you must Love it completely and also want to push yourself to the highest point or limit. It must look natural.
GM: How much of you does it take?
Harriet: Both emotionally and physically.
GM: What do you strive for in your dancing?
Harriet: To make it look natural and unforced. It's so hard to do that.
GM: You happen to sing as well. Is that correct?
Harriet: You got it right. I am a backing vocalist and have performed on many big shows with my former group, Vibrators of the Earth. It was amazing being in that group and I learnt a lot.
GM: If you weren't a dancer what do you see yourself doing?
Harriet: At the moment, maybe acting. (Smiles)
GM: Where do you want to be in ten years?
Harriet: Ten years? I would want to train young and upcoming ones who would love to showcase their culture through dancing.
GM: Is there anything else you would like to add?
Harriet: To anyone out there who has the passion right now, don't hold back and don't be afraid. Go for it and you will have no regrets!
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