Watch! Takkies Shares a Cool Video of Her Adorable Family Showing Off Xibelani Dance Skills. Xibelani is definitely making a mark internationally. Just a few weeks ago, talented designer Rich Mnisi was selling a Xibelani skirt for a whooping R59 000. The skirt was crafted from 5km of 100% Merino Wool knotted onto nickel plated d-rings attached to a leather waist belt. While a lot of people were still deliberating about the exorbitant price, the skirt was sold out in just a matter of days. Some concluded that the buyers must be international celebrities, some of which are his clients.
Another personality, who is taking the Xitsonga tradition to the world, is Takkies. The popular choreographer and all-around influencer, currently resides in London with her husband Chris Dinwiddy and their two adorable daughters. It has been a little over a year since the family moved, but Takkies has not forgotten her roots. The most amazing thing is that, she teaches her daughters about the beautiful Xitsonga culture.
She shared a video of her family dressed in beautiful Xibelani, skirts showing off their Xibelani dace skills. The girls impressed a lot of people as they displayed some perfect moves. Daddy dearest also joined in on the party, to make the whole video a memory to cherish forever.
“Xitsonga vibes with my family 💃🏾
💫Sending you all beautiful positive energy for the new week.
❤️ Thanks to my beautiful Ses Glory from Giyani who organized these outfits for my whole family,” Takkies captioned the video.
Sana and Suri will grow up embracing the culture of their mother’s side of the family. Takkies continues to set an epic example to parents who are in blended families. Children should be exposed to both sided of their families’ roots.
The xibelani dance is an indigenous dance of the Tsonga women of the Limpopo province. The name of the dance comes from the native Xitsonga language and it can translate to “hitting to the rhythm”, for example, the concept “xi Bela ni vunanga”