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Creation Date

1995

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Among the dances performed on the grounds of the Riyadha Mosque during the Maulidi ceremony is one that is now only performed for this occasion known as uta, a rain-making dance that was known to have been performed by slaves who worked as coconut tree tappers known as wagema.



Keywords

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

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