Saturday, August 17, 2013

Maasai jumping dance, Tanzania

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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.

The Maasai are famous for the “jumping dance” which is called adamu. It is performed when a circle is formed by the warriors, and one or two at a time will enter the center to begin jumping while maintaining a narrow posture, never letting their heels touch the ground.

Stamp
Zanzibar attractions Series II, Ngalawa sailing off the Jambian coast. The Ngalawa is a traditional, double-outrigger canoe of the Swahili people living in Zanzibar and the Tanzanian coast. 

2 comments:

Maria Kristina Maano said...

Thanks for the info about the adamu dance. :) I love the bright red drapes of these men in the postcard.

asdfpostcrossing said...

Jump Jump
The Maasai will make you jump, jump
Mike will make you jump, jump
asdfpostcrossing will make you jump, jump
...
:D :P

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