Maasai troupe prepare for return visit to Ely

The Osiligi Maasai Warriors.

The Osiligi Maasai Warriors. - Credit: Archant

The Osiligi Maasai troupe will be returning to Ely Cathedral next month with their unique brand of tribal song and dance.

The troupe hail from Kenya and tour around the UK to raise funds for projects in their village.

They will visit Ely again on October 5, in what will be their third visit to the city.

Since their last visit in 2010, the group have brought about a host of improvements to their community, including clean water in the community centre, solar lighting instead of kerosene lamps, a new church, and a new school.

In November, the community will also open its new medical centre come and visitors to the cathedral will get to see a short video highlighting how the Osiligi performances have helped changed their community.

The troupe’s performance is a riot of colour and excitement, with a natural rhythm and song and, of course, plenty of jumping, for which they are famous.

All performances tell the story of the warriors’ lives and are fully narrated.

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Admission to the event, which starts at 2pm, is free.