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"Waka Waka"


Amanda Tafolla-Sutton

Charles Ahovissi teaches an African dance routine to Mrs. Hamling's fourth grade class on Thursday at Sidney's North Elementary.

The dance routine Charles Ahovissi is teaching to North Elementary fourth grade students will be performed to the song "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" by singer-songwriter Shakira featuring South African band Freshlyground.

Originally hailing from Benin, West Africa, Ahovissi toured the world as a member of Ballet National of Benin. Currently residing in Omaha, Neb. with his family, Ahovissi said he found a way to share his passion with others by teaching African culture through dance and drumming.

Ahovissi isn't a stranger to the Sidney area. As an approved teaching and performing artis...

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