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Dance of the Nandi
Description: Nandi people perform a ceremonial war dance for the Furlong East Africa Expedition, led by Colonel Charles Wellington Furlong.
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Clip #: TFA-314C
Length: 31:51
Year: 1929
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1920s
Region: Africa
Country: Kenya
Subject: Explorers
Original: 35mm
1920s, Africa, Kenya, Nandi people, Nandi Plateau, Furlong East Africa Expedition, Colonel Charles Wellington Furlong, bands of Nandi warriors headed by sub-chiefs marching in from distant villages to meet the Bwana Kuba, Big Master, Chief of the Nandi Kabbame greeting Colonel Furlong, Furlong handing photographs to chief to explain the purpose of cameras, war dance, Furlong doling out money to those participating in war dance, Nambi people dressed in festival garb armed with shields of painted buffalo hide, steel spears and swords, kambakta war dance being performed, warriors wearing full war dress singing and dancing, women being lined up for their part in ceremonial dance, native askari guard placing hesitant woman into line, tarusiek girls who have recently gone through tribal ceremony of initiation into womanhood with faces covered under soiyuet headdress, women swaying in line, headdresses made of blue monkey and ostrich feathers, men dancing in unison while member of tribe runs around in center, men dancing to rhythmic sonorous blasts from antelope horns, men covering faces behind shields while dancing in line, large group of women some carrying children standing up and walking then breaking into run, men riding elephants, men and boys clearing field, expedition members followed by native people carrying items on their heads walking through grass field, expedition campsite, river, waterfall, expedition member at ship’s wheel, native men rowing boat, crocodiles, tumultuous water, waterfall, native people carrying supplies on their heads, expedition members exploring village of huts and talking to villagers, native man and woman smoking next to hut, man’s head being shaved, wildlife

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