Goma Stick Dance
I was lucky to be in Lamu during the Malaudi annual celebrations. Here the priest holds the tradional goma stick during a celebration near the Riyadha Mosque. The ceremony followed with money donation and the goma stick dance performed by the men worshippers.
Maulidi celebrations marks the birth of the Prophet Mohamed. The month-long celebration of Maulid climaxes in a three-day festival organised by religious leaders. The festival brings visitors and pilgrims to Lamu from far afield for recitals of praise poems, music and dances, calligraphy and art exhibits, dhow and donkey races, swimming competitions and finally a lively parade or zeffe that winds through the narrow alleyways of the town, lined by cheering crowds.
Maulidi Festival, Lamu, Kenya