Bryony reports on a cultural experience- watching a local dance troupe.
A Gule Wamkulu is a traditional tribal dance that involves dancers taking on the persona of spirit while wearing a mask.
The dance has three functions:
Gule Wamkulu often take place on special occasions or at prestigious events.
The dance also involves music and singing. It begins when the drumming begins.
Hoards of onlookers came running to the middle of the village and within minutes the whole area was full!
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The musicians and dancers pose, without their masks
The drums arrive in the village on a bike
A nyau mask