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Maulidi ya Rama ceremony
Maulidi ya Rama ceremony
TitleMaulidi ya Rama ceremony
SubjectSwahili Dance
Religious Life and Customs
Maulidi
Lamu, Kenya, Africa
20th century
DescriptionLines of Swahili men dressed in ceremonial dress perform Maulidi ya Rama (swaying and bending Maulidi) in praise of the Prophet Muhammad. Regularly performed competitively in the past, today Maulidi ya Rama is a popular way to celebrate the Prophet's birth during the annual Maulidi celebrations.
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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