Saturday, March 2, 2013

Tanzania's Masai Traditional Dancing

The Maasai are semi-nomadic people located in Kenya and northern Tanzania. They own large herds of cattle, sheep and goats which they follow around seasonally in search of new grazing grounds and water sources.

Traditionally the Maasai have always been a proud and independent tribe. They did not cultivate the land and depend on a cash economy as many of those around them did, rather they lived off the blood, milk and meat that their cattle provided them. 

The Maasai warriors perform “the jumping dance” or “adumu” to mark the “Eunoto” (the coming of age ceremony of the Maasai warriors).

(left) 350th death anniversary of Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1640)
(right) Wild Animals of Tanzania (2010 issue): Elephants.


asdfpostcrossing said...

wow! stamped postcard from Tanzania, i have none!
Good luck!

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