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Seperu Folk Dance: associated traditions and practices. ©UNESCO 2018
Seperu Folk Dance: associated traditions and practices


The Seperu folk dance is performed by the Basubiya community on ceremonial and festive occasions. The male dancer leads a succession of skilled women dancers (in pairs), wearing layered dresses that take the shape of a peacock's tail. A group of vocalists encircles the dancers, singing and clapping throughout the performance. The dance is transmitted orally and through observation. However, enactment is declining due to the advanced age of the participants and reduced transmission to the young.

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Place/region: Botswana, Africa
Series: 2019 inscriptions on the Urgent Safeguarding List
Type: Documentary
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