The Maasai love to sing and dance. Which is fascinating because no instruments are used, apart from blowing into kudu horns. But they are quite the vocalists and dance to the sound of their voice. Their songs don’t really have any meaningful words, but rather repetitious rhythmic syllables. I didn’t try to sing, but gave it a go at dancing. After all, I do have a few good yeas of clubbing behind me. So there we were: women – to the left, men – to the right, and me – on the side.
“Who are you kidding?” – I saw the question mark in the kid’s eyes.
And just as I thought I was fitting in nicely…
… he decided to take that thing of the kid’s mother’s neck …
Now that we broke the ice, the girls showed me some sexy moves and we started dancing.
Basically you have to flop that collar with your chest, while jumping up and down. And so I did the best I could, with whatever I had.
Then the men took the stage.
Unlike women, men move around while dancing, following each other.
They also make vocal sounds and blow into kudu horns.
When flirting, a guy would face a woman and they would start rhythmically pushing their pelvises against each other while singing in unison.
Yeah he’s grooving 🙂
There is also a jumping competition, which is part of a dance. The guys stand in a circle and sing, while a few of them get in the middle and jump to the rhythm. The higher you jump the bigger balls you have.
…and they quite make fun of each other if you can’t outjump the others 🙂
Now that the dance ceremony was over, we were ushered into their village as their welcomed guests.
Where I’ve learned about their customs, visited their school and even got a marriage proposal!