Kenyan Traditional Dances

Traditional Kenyan dances are the most varied and popular in Africa. The different types of folk music are based on different ethnic groups that are located in the country. The culture, language, dance and music of each tribe are different. The drum is the most popular instrument used in dance in many countries. Other famous tools include; bells, horns, guitars, flutes and whistles

Music and dance come from Kenya's rich culture, classified in folk, traditional and international. Isikuti, the Luhya name is the drum of traditional dance of the Luhya people in West Kenya. Paired men and women become the rhythm of drums, bells, whistles and horns in their dance style.

Masai communities have multiple dance arrangements. For example, Masai Jumping Dance, also known as "Adamu" in Masai, is a dance by Masai warriors. They show their strength and strength bouncing out in the air while the other fighters are standing around while singing. The Masai community does not use musical instruments when performing folk songs. Instead, women wear bells and rattles that cause singing.

Both the Kamba and the Chuka people's famous acrobatic dance style. They have a unique drum style in which a long drum rushes forward between the thighs. Taarab is another traditional music from Mombasa. African and Arab influences. In this dance style, men, women and youth dance rhythmically sing poetry in Swahili. The people of Mombasa are dressed in a unique way, and most people speak Swahili. Today, the Taarab is still popular in the coastal region.

Kenyan traditional dance has become modernism because of Western and foreign influences. Guitar is the best-known international musical instrument. Many modern music formats have been created such as reggae, hip-hop, jazz, rap, Afro-Fusion and the Congo pop. Modern musical forms are very popular for Kenyan young people, especially in urban towns. Some famous modern musicians: Mighty King Kong, Eric Wainaina and Maji Maji. The spread of Kenya's Christianity has created a dance that has evoked another gospel music spread throughout all churches

Source by Peter Gitundu

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