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Published on Mar 12, 2010
The Nyau: Ancient Dancers of Africa This is the story of another ancient African tradition- Nyau dancing. This ritual exercise, which originated in central Africa, is steeped in myth and mystery. Its practitioners are accused of all sorts of things, ranging from cannibalism to vodooism. These stories are not quite dispelled by the fearsome apparition and energetic dances of these dancers, also known as Zvigure.
In this episode of Discover Africa, we got a rare chance to visit the peri-urban settlement of Epworth, where Nyau dancing is a common exercise. We were shown through the drumming, the singing, the dancing routines and the pre-dance rituals, which all added up to a mouth watering must-see video for all that want to discover Africa.