Serengeti Group



Group Information

This group, formed in 2016, was from the community of Kuria and played in the Ritungu style – this style refers to the form of dancing where the two lead dancers ‘nodded’ their head in almost a trance like way to the music and to their large eight-stringed instrument. We were mesmerized. Their instruments included the: Zeze, Virandi (shakers), and Ritungu (eight stringed instrument, huge Nyatiti).  The group had three musicians in ‘red’ and two dancers in ‘white.’  The dancers were performing a ‘head nodding’ dance which was mesmerizing and was extremely unique.  The athleticism of these dances were very similar to what we’ve seen in Uganda and very special.