Kakilambe

Posted on 14th February 2017

Chris Morris introduced Kakilambe to our African drumming groups Upbeat & Drumdee.

Kakilambe is a dance as a symbol of the celebration of growth of crops, life, and mostly the birth of children. The Kakilambe brings all these blessings and they celebrate his coming with the dance called “Kakilambe”.

Kakilambe –  is a Masked Dance that appears 1x a year or 1x every seven years. It is a special celebration where the elders of the village hold on to ropes that come from the mask. The dance begins slowly and questions are asked of the prophet about the year ahead. Will the crops grow, will the health be well, will children be born.

Fantastic song & drumming today.  And a big thank-you to Miren for making our mask