Monday, September 14, 2009

More Pix from Maasai Village

When we first got to the village the Maasai women invited some of the gals from our group to join them in a traditional dance while others chanted.

Here they are all in a line, some hand in hand.

The women from our group were given the traditional beaded necklaces to wear during the dance.

The men were on the other side of the common area and they were getting ready for the Adumu (Jumping Dance). Each young man will take turns to jump as high as he can while the others stand in a circle and sing. The voices of the men get higher as the jumping increases. The belief is that the higher you jump the greater man you show yourself to be.

Freddie and Jerod joined in the jumping dance.

The huts of the village are built from sticks and dung

This young man showed us the interior of the traditional hut and how he and his family live.

Don and Tom truly enjoy the Maasai experience.

What a majestic people and an experience most of us will never forget.

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