As we celebrate Kenyan diverse culture, there's a dire need to also celebrate and recognize the little known 'Disco matanga' culture. This is a popular dance among the Luo and Luyha community. Usually it is a always a dance associated with funerals and is conducted after the deceased is laid to rest in the ground.
Disco Matanga dance is done the very day the deceased is buried in bid to celebrate the dead and the living. It is usually done at night hours where mourners take to the dancing floor to dance their miseries out. In Luo culture, the name of the dead is usually screamed into the air inviting him or her to join bereaved in the dance.
With Covid 19, the culture has not changed but there's slight changes. As custom dictates the dance should be conducted after the dead is buried but with Covid 19 it has to be done before the burial.
However, the dance has been colored and marred with violence and early teenage pregnancies hence calls by the government to have it banned completely.
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