Kenya for Kids – Maasai Jumping Dance

 Teach Kids About Kenya – "Jump High with the Maasai" -- All Around This WorldLET’S DO THE MAASAI JUMPING DANCE

The MAASAI are a proud and dynamic ethnic group whose members mainly live in Kenya and northern Tanzania. The Maasai jumping dance  (“ADUMU”) marks an important transition to adulthood. It is part of a set of rituals that compose the EUONTO, an extensive ceremony during which young Maasai graduate into becoming full “adult” members of the community. The jumping dance has become a popular tourist attraction and Maasai sometimes perform it out of its context for the sake of the cameras, despite its importance in Maasai culture.

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