Music clip from Cameroon by Salle John (King of Ambas-bey).
Ambass-bey is a style of folk music and dance based on guitar with percussion provided by sticks and bottles. It originated among the Yabassi ethnic group of Cameroon and grew popular in Douala after World War II. One of the key trademarks of Ambas-bey is the style of dance and the footwork and agility of the dancers. While the music is really attractive, the dance style crowns it all as one of Cameroon’s most popular forms of indigenous music.