Monday, December 31, 2007

Rwandese traditional ballet

HALF TIME BREAK

Alright time for entertainment. I seem to have more luck with traditional dances from Rwanda than Uganda or Kenya. Soon I will resort to the more modern performances from the Congo which are not entirely bad but have a very strong western influence thus removing their authenticity. But their music industry is booming as a result so I won't hate on them.

So Rwanda again it will be. I love all the dancers from Rwanda, whether courtship or war dances they are all very well choreographed and beautiful.

The dance movements are mostly inspired by the movement of their cattle that they love very much. Traditionally the Kings' cattle were never eaten and when they died they were given burial honors. This is one of the cultural traits that archeologists found as a possible link to ancient Egyptians who did the exact same thing.