Turkana - Music and Dance
|My apologies - this page is still being compiled, so the following is a bit of a jumble. See also Melinda Atwood's "Jambo, Mama" on Turkana dancing (excerpt).
- My own notes about Turkana dance evening
- Rain songs
- Cattle songs (imitating cattle etc)
Turkana warriors dancing
|Atapan ceremony||Wedding Dance|
Include piece on cattle dancing:
The characteristics of a domestic animal are related in stories, and it is praised and danced to as part of Turkana daily life.
Horn shapes are praised and imitated in song and dance. Animals are socialised through manipulation of horns, ears, testicles and hair colour, and ear 'clipping' according to brand.