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Sufi dancing in Omdurman

Kids watching the Sufi dance
posted on 5 May 2017 Khartoum — 4 Feb 2016 Kids watching the Sufi dance

During my time in Khartoum I went to Omdurman, a city just North of Khartoum, where every Friday, just before sunset, there's a dancing ceremony. It is held in the cemetery next to the tomb of Sufi leaders.

The cemetery fills up with spectators of all kinds and locals try to find the tourist to have a chat and practice their English and Chinese.

It was a wonderful experience and once again showed the generosity and hospitality of the Sudanese!

One of the dance leadersOne of the dance leaders

A drummer warming up the crowdA drummer warming up the crowd

Another dance leaderAnother dance leader

Getting ready to get crazyGetting ready to get crazy

The parade comes inThe parade comes in

Sufi Muslim dance on Friday's in KhartoumSufi Muslim dance on Friday's in Khartoum

DrummersDrummers

This group invited us just to practice Chinese and EnglishThis group invited us just to practice Chinese and English

Big smiles :)Big smiles :)

People but money in the dancers' hatsPeople but money in the dancers' hats

Bringing in the big speakersBringing in the big speakers

Kids watching the Sufi danceKids watching the Sufi dance

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