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oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1198405

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Title:Endebess initiates and villagers performing the thumdo dance
endebess-thumdo
Contributor:BENSON
Selina Jebyego
Tatu Toros
Endebess people
Coverage:Kenya
Date:2016-02-11
Description:In this video, the initiates who have emerged from their healing hut are dancing to celebrate their success of having undergone initiation without a hitch. They are dressed in traditional ceremonial attire including the gorosioth (mask) to conseacl their identity, simaboi (hide skirt and vest) and colourful sisal skirts on the outside. As a sign of modernity complementing tradition, the gorosioth is further decorated with balloons and some initiates carry hockey sticks and whips in place of traditional walking sticks. Villagers and onlookers are free to join the dance and relatives summon the initiates to the sidelines using nicknames that the boys have adopted in their healing hut. These nicknames are communicated earlier to the relatives by the muthirioth who guard the initiates in their hut round the clock to enforce discipline. The initiates are then served soda and sweets as token gifts to appreciate their bravery.
Format:video/mp4
Identifier:oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1198405
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1198405%23
Subject:Song
Terik language
English language
Subject (ISO639):tec
eng
Type:Video

OLAC Info

Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
Description:  http://www.language-archives.org/archive/soas.ac.uk
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OAI Info

OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1198405
DateStamp:  2018-09-28
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Search Info

Citation: BENSON; Selina Jebyego; Tatu Toros; Endebess people. 2016-02-11. Endangered Languages Archive.
Terms: area_Africa area_Europe country_GB country_KE iso639_eng iso639_tec

Inferred Metadata

Country: United KingdomKenya
Area: AfricaEurope


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