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Seychelles Masai jumping dancers for FetAfrik 2013

Seychelles Masai jumping dancers for FetAfrik 2013 ( A group of the colorful Masai dancers from Kenya has confirmed their participation for the Seychelles FetAfrik 2013, planned between May 23-25. The Bomas Kenya Masai dancer represents in Kenya one of the most known and popular cultural groups of the country’s diversity.

Familiar and known to the western world for their jumping dance, the Bomas Masai folklore dance will grace Seychelles with their presence by showcasing Kenya’s authentic and rich culture in FetAfrik 2013. Both the locals and visitors to Seychelles will be able to enjoy a true experience of the Masai’s cultural values and their history during the coming Africa Day FetAfrik celebrations in Seychelles.

The Kenyan Masai Group is set to arrive in Seychelles on May 23, in time for the official opening ceremony of FetAfrik 2013. The Bomas of Kenya Masai dancers will stage a number of performances during their short stay in Seychelles. Dressed in their traditional attire, they will be chanting and carrying spears. The proud Masai of Bomas folklore troupe will stage their jumping and bridal dances to help give a special feeling to FetAfrik 2013.

Often portrayed as brave warriors, the tall and athletic men armed with a spear would in the past raid for cattle and kill lions, and they consumed raw food, such as milk and blood. They are hoping to get the Seychellois and visitors to appreciate their authentic performances.

The Ministry of Tourism and Culture and the FetAfrik 2013 Committee has expressed their appreciation for the help received to get the Kenyan Masai Group to Seychelles. In particular, they wanted to acknowledge the support from Madame Daphnee Bonne who has been the main contact with the group, and from Kenya Airways who is sponsoring the air tickets for the Masai Group.

PHOTO: Bomas of Kenya Masai dancers during one of their performances / Photo from Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture


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