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By Cody Warren
The Chronicle 

Deeper than dance


December 12, 2019

Cody Warren/The Chronicle

Michael Moloi (left) and Joshua Caraco (right) perform for a small crowd at the Cottage Grove Armory, Saturday, Dec.7. Moloi danced the gumboot and pantsula, while Caraco played the kora.

COTTAGE GROVE – South African artist Tumelo Michael Moloi dazzled a small crowd last week at the Cottage Grove Armory with his dance moves, even prompting the crowd to learn the steps.

From Katlehong, Johannesburg, South Africa, Moloi has made a career out of dance. However, it's deeper than dance to Moloi. His goal is to educate crowds through his moves. The dancing that Moloi performs tell the tale of the experience and hardships of gold mine workers in South Africa.

In the past, black South African mine workers were not able to speak to one another so they used the sounds of pats, cla...

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