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  • "The term the Tswanas of southern Africa use for dance (go bina) also means 'to venerate,' and in the Bantu language group of southern, central and eastern Africa, the word ngoma can mean 'ritual,' 'cult,' 'song-dance,' or simply 'drum.'"

    —Barbara Ehrenreich, Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy (New York: Metropolitan Books, 2006), 157

    March 16, 2009