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Isukuti Dance

Language: English

The Isukuti dance is a traditional celebratory performance practised among the Isukha and Idakho communities of Western Kenya. It takes the form of a fast-paced, energetic and passionate dance accompanied by drumming and singing. An integral tool for cultural transmission and harmonious coexistence between families and communities, it permeates most occasions and stages in life. Transmission of Isukuti dance is presently weakening, however, and frequency of performance is diminishing. Many bearers are elderly and lack successors, and many audiences prefer contemporary entertainment over traditional Isukuti dances.

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Place/region: Kenya, Africa
Series: 2014 inscriptions on the Urgent Safeguarding List
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Danson Siminyu
Publisher: Kenya. Department of Culture
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Rights: Kenia. Department of Culture

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-CLTICH-2014-0098100004
Source ref.: DOC:0098100004; CAND:00981
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Kenia. Department of Culture