Luo Academy – Introduction Ceremony at Onyama Wedding

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Published on January 29, 2014 by Evert Aalten

Scandal Studios – Ugandan Recordings

Luo Academy is a northern Ugandan group consisting of four dancers, two ‘orak’ (calabash) players, two drummers and two members on ‘olwet’ (flute). These plastic flutes are the modern version of the bamboo flute.

Luo Academy: “This traditional Acholi dance is called ‘Dingi dingi’. It is performed when a girl has introduced her boyfriend to her parents. They have to approve the relationship and give the go-ahead for marriage.”

* Production: Evert Daniel Aalten
Camera: Karin van Bemmel

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