Cromer Parish Church hosted a vibrant tribal performance last Sunday by the Osiligi Maasai Warrior Troupe. This was their début show in the town, as part of a UK tour.
African rhythms and songs echoed in the Church accompanied by dancing and audience participation.
The Troupe performed before Royalty on various occasions and at many prestigious Venues, including the cathedrals of Ely, Salisbury and Exeter.
The tours help the members of the troupe raise money for their families and their community, which is situated some 30 miles south of Nairobi.
The Maasai are a Nilotic group. They inhabit the African Great Lakes region. Nilotes speak Nilo-Saharan language, and came to South-east Africa by way of South Sudan.
Most Nilotes in the area, including the Maasai, the Samburu and the Kalenjin, are pastoralists, and are famous for their fearsome reputations as warriors and cattle-rustlers.
As with the Bantu, the Maasai and other Nilotes in Eastern Africa have adopted many customs and practices from the neighbouring Cushitic groups, including the age set system of social organization and vocabulary terms
Mr Minisa said: “This is not just for us, but for all the community and our children, we are very happy to do this.”
Over the years, the tours, and the charity (Please visit official site for more information – www.osiligi.org) which they brought about, have seen the lives of the Troupe, and the families around them, move from abject poverty, and provide them with a source of fresh clean water, a new church and school, which has 130 pupils all sponsored by UK supporters.
Osiligi Video 2014 – Courtessy of Osiligi Charity Projects
Maasai life and Osiligi Charity achievements in 2014 including the bore-hole, repairing other charity’s water pumps, broadband, the clinic, agriculture and the new classrooms.
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