Monday, May 21, 2012

The Lake Turkana Festival 2012

The fifth Lake Turkana Festival that takes place in Loiyangalani ended yesterday after three days of dance, music and art. The cultural festival, which is meant to celebrate and unite the tribes affiliated to the lake, was started in 2008 by the National Museums of Kenya. The Desert Museum in Loiyangalani is the First-of-its-kind.
The event is sponsored by the National Museums of Kenya, the German Embassy, Private Safaris (K) Ltd, Kenya Tourist Board and Magical Kenya. The event features performances from 10 ethnic communities, which live in the Lake Turkana region: El Molo, Turkana, Rendille, Samburu, Borana, Konso, Dassanach, Gabra, Wata and Burji.

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