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1995

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Although Omari Saidi never learned to climb coconut trees himself, his father worked as a coconut tapper and led a group of dancers who regularly performed uta, a dance that includes prayers for rain. Omari inherited his father's position and continues to organize the annual uta performance on the grounds of the Riyadha Mosque during the Maulidi celebration.



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Swahili Dance, Religious Life and Customs, Maulidi, Lamu, Kenya, Africa, 20th century

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