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Swazi girl In the eight-day ceremony, young girls cut reeds, present them to the Queen Mother (Indlovukazi). September 2, 2019
Swazi girl
In the eight-day ceremony, young girls cut reeds, present them to the Queen Mother (Indlovukazi).
September 2, 2019
Reed Dance The event takes place around the last week of August / first week of September in the Lobamba area. September 2, 2019
Reed Dance
The event takes place around the last week of August / first week of September in the Lobamba area.
September 2, 2019
Beautiful smiles The proper festivities of the Umhlanga Reed Dance kick off on day six, when dancing gets under way in the afternoon. September 2, 2019
Beautiful smiles
The proper festivities of the Umhlanga Reed Dance kick off on day six, when dancing gets under way in the afternoon.
September 2, 2019
Singing maidens Up close, it’s an almost overwhelming immersion in noise and colour, as the girls stamp, sing and sway in step, anklets rattling, naked flesh and dazzling...
Singing maidens
Up close, it’s an almost overwhelming immersion in noise and colour, as the girls stamp, sing and sway in step, anklets rattling, naked flesh and dazzling…
Reed Dance Festival In Eswatini, tens of thousands of unmarried and childless Swazi girls and women travel from the various chiefdoms to the Ludzidzini Royal Village to participate...
Reed Dance Festival
In Eswatini, tens of thousands of unmarried and childless Swazi girls and women travel from the various chiefdoms to the Ludzidzini Royal Village to participate…
Umhlanga Reed Dance 2019 Little can prepare you for the sheer scale of the pageantry, with column upon column of girls advancing like vast ululating centipedes across the parade grounds...
Umhlanga Reed Dance 2019
Little can prepare you for the sheer scale of the pageantry, with column upon column of girls advancing like vast ululating centipedes across the parade grounds…
Reed Dance I was lucky being able to get up close to the Royal grounds of the Kingdom, being able to have some great shots (pictures taken with permission of the girls)....
Reed Dance
I was lucky being able to get up close to the Royal grounds of the Kingdom, being able to have some great shots (pictures taken with permission of the girls).…
Mediia ladies As I arrived well ahead of the start, I had some time to mingle with the locals to understand more of their colourful culture. September 2, 2019
Mediia ladies
As I arrived well ahead of the start, I had some time to mingle with the locals to understand more of their colourful culture.
September 2, 2019