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Guedra: Tuareg dance of blessing

Presented by Zimra.

The Guedra is a ritual dance of the Tuareg ("Blue People") of North Africa. The term refers to the dancer, the dance, and also the drum, which is a skin-covered cooking pot. The ritual is a combination of chanting, rhythmic clapping, and dancing, where the dancer, using gestures of the hands and arms, sends collected "good energy" out to the gathered people, the group, and the world.

This year will be a Guedra ritual with a short lecture beforehand. All ages and genders are welcome. Bring something to sit on, and come prepared to clap and chant.

 

 

 

 

 

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