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Goma Dancers from Kiunga
Goma Dancers from Kiunga
TitleGoma Dancers from Kiunga
SubjectSwahili Dance
Religious Life and Customs
Maulidi
Lamu, Kenya, Africa
20th century
DescriptionGoma dancers from Kiunga, the northernmost Swahili town on the Kenya coast, perform at the annual dance competition. The dancer at left has been tipped with Kenya shilling notes, a tradition that publicly pays respect to dancers who are believed to be especially passionate about performing the meditation.
CreatorRebecca Gearhart, Ph.D., Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Illinois Wesleyan University, rgearhar@iwu.edu
Collection NameSwahili Expressive Arts Collection (Illinois Wesleyan University)
RightsRebecca Gearhart, Ph.D., Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Illinois Wesleyan University retains the rights to this material. Permission to reproduce these images must be granted by Professor Gearhart. Please contact her at rgearhar@iwu.edu for more information.
Date.Original1995
Date.Digital2007
Format.Original35 mm photograph
Format.Digital.jpg
Type.OriginalEvent
Type.Digitalimage
Digitization SpecsScanned using [scanner type] with [software]
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