AN “UNFORGETTABLE” insight into an ancient African tribe will be coming to Arundel later this month.
St Nicholas’ Church will come alive with the tribal drums and age-old history and traditions of a band of authentic Maasai warriors, on Saturday, October 13.
As part of their UK tour, the Osiligi Troupe of Maasai warriors will be appearing at a concert inside the church, in a bid to raise awareness of the mysterious tribal culture.
John Curtin, who is organising the tour, said: “The troupe’s music is incredible, mesmerising to hear and certainly fascinating to watch. This is an opportunity to experience and enjoy the diverse culture of the Maasai. An unforgettable event, which is not to be missed.”
The Maasai lifestyle is one of the oldest surviving tribal traditions in Africa.
They are one of the poorest tribes in Kenya and life is hard. Infant mortality is high and drinking water is rarely clean or close-by. Maasai people on average live to less than 50, lower than the rest of the country and much lower than the UK.
It is hoped that the performance will raise vital funds to help the impoverished African families as well as promoting the Osiligi Charity Project, which helps provide fresh water, schools and churches to the Maasai communities.
The event will take place at 4pm. Tickets are £10 for adults and £8 for children and can be purchased by calling 01903 882262 or 07771 842323.
For more information about the charity, see www.osiligi.org