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Kids watching the Sufi dance

Sufi dancing in Omdurman

Khartoum (04 Feb 2016) — posted on 05 May 2017

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 leaders

One of the dance leaders

A drummer warming up the crowd

A drummer warming up the crowd

Another dance leader

Another dance leader

Getting ready to get crazy

Getting ready to get crazy

The parade comes in

The parade comes in

Sufi Muslim dance on Friday's in Khartoum

Sufi Muslim dance on Friday's in Khartoum

Drummers

Drummers

This group invited us just to practice Chinese and English

This group invited us just to practice Chinese and English

Big smiles :)

Big smiles :)

People but money in the dancers' hats

People but money in the dancers' hats

Bringing in the big speakers

Bringing in the big speakers

Kids watching the Sufi dance

Kids watching the Sufi dance

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