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What You Should Know About The Mijikenda Traditional Dances

Despite the fact that all through time human advancement has dissolved the more conventional parts of Kenyan life, a few networks actually play out their customary dance like the Mijikenda. "Mijikenda" in Swahili means nine clans or families. This alludes to the regular heritage of the Mijikenda public. Each sub-clan talks its own tongue of the Mijikenda language, however share a comparative social foundation.

The Giriama and the Digo are most prevailing clans along the Kenyan coast. The Kayamba, Kifudu, Gozi, Zandale, and Puredi are a couple of the more broadly known and rehearsed social moves. Kifudu is a memorial service dance and is perhaps the most normally performed conventional moves. This dance is ordinarily performed by ladies, who are joined by male percussionists. Kifudu unites the networks to send the spirits of friends and family to the genealogical domains. Its motivation is to show the adoration for local area and represents a decent farewell of the individuals who have died.

Here and there when CHOICE Humanitarian undertaking bunches show up, they can watch and take part in a customary Daruma dance, now and again with understudies from a nearby elementary school. This dance is performed to praise the appearance of new guests and as a wellspring of diversion for the local area. Kids snicker and dance together in a circle enclosed by brilliantly hued flower kangas, with white paint dabbing their face, arms, and legs. The youngsters play improvised instruments.

These dances are performed at weddings, funerals, and special events. They can be done to welcome prominent people, to heal the sick, and to promote good weather. Dance represents major personal milestones and celebrates some of life’s happiest moments.

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Digo Gozi Kifudu Mijikenda Swahili


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