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MS: Somali dancers perform at the auditorium of Evelyn Hone College in Lusaka. The group of dancers, who are on a tour of several African countries, flew in unannounced in to Lusaka from Burundi. After being cleared by the Zambia Foreign Affairs Ministry, they were allowed to perform.
MS: Another form of a dance rendered by the visitors. The group was supposed to have to Zambia during the election campaign, but could not. Instead the famous OK Jazz of Zaire, send by President Mobutu Sese Soko helped officials of the ruling UNIP to entertain masses as rallies.
MS: Somali dancers, whose women wore long national costumes thrilled the audience, about half Somalis working in Zambia. Most Somalis in Zambia work as truck drivers for oil companies Others work for East African haulage companies in Lusaka and on the Copperbelt. Somali population in Zambia is rising steadily.
MS: Audience clapping hands. During their performance the dancers were applauded by the audience. Now and again members of the audience, specially Somalians, walked up the stage to hand over sums of money in appreciation of the music. Money given to the dancers was over K200 in ???Lo banknotes. This is part of Somali tradition to show appreciation.
MS: More dancing. During their performance, the Somalis performed sketches depicting the battle between Imperialism and freedom fighters. Another sketch was about neo-colonial-???m. At the end of their performance they sang two songs - one about Ian Smith of Rhodesia. Another was a praise song about the achievements of Dr. Kaunda.
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