Amazons of Bénin - Afriky Lolo - West African Dance

Amazons of Bénin photos

Amazons of Bénin, West Africa tells the story of the Dahomey Amazons, an all-female regiment of the Kingdom of Dahomey (now Bénin), West Africa, through a combination of dances from the Malinké and Fon ethnic groups. Founded in the late 17th-century, the Dahomey Amazons remained active for roughly 200 years and were actually given their name by Western observers and historians due to their striking similarities to the Amazons of Greek myth.