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African warriors perform in Malmesbury
12:00pm Monday 29th October 2012 in News
Osiligi Maasai Warriors, a Kenyan song and dance troupe, will be performing at Malmesbury Abbey next week.
The troupe originates from the village of Kisamis, about 30 miles south-west of Nairobi, and was formed in 2007 to benefit their families and community back home.
With yearly UK tours displaying their tribal song and dance to spread the word about their culture, the warriors have raised money to fund essential development work in their home villages.
A primary school, church and community centre have been built with the help of the Maasai Warriors, as well as 65 sponsors found for orphans and children from poor families to attend school.
They will be performing at Malmesbury Abbey on November 3 from 7.30pm.
The Rev Neill Archer said: ‘We’ve had some very special cross-cultural times in the abbey through our partnership with the WOMAD Foundation over the last five years, and the roof has also been lifted off the abbey by the African Children’s Choir on a number of occasions. This promises to be no different.”
Tickets cost £7 for adults and £3 for children, and are available from the abbey bookshop or on the door on the night.