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Rituals and Practices Associated with Kit Mikayi Shrine


Language: Multilingual

The Kit Mikayi Shrine for the Seme people, other Luo tribes and neighbouring communities has traditionally been a place of worship and performing rituals. Community elders would conduct rainmaking rituals during times of famine, religious leaders and politicians prayed for divine intervention and couples asked for a long life together. The rituals were run by men and guided by elders with women cooking, singing and dancing. Nowadays, less bearers and interest from young people has threatened continuity of the tradition.


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Place/region: Kenya, Africa
Series: 2019 inscriptions on the Urgent Safeguarding List
Type: Documentary
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Production and personalities:
Director: Danson Siminyu
Sponsor: Kenya. Department of Culture, Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts
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Rights: Kenya. Department of Culture, Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts
 

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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMAS reference: SYNAV-2019-CLTITH-USL-0148900004
Source ref.: DOC:0148900004 ; CAND:01489
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Kenya. Department of Culture, Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts