Kenyan warriors on tour

A group of Kenyan warriors will be performing in Ashington this weekend.

Thursday, 15th September 2016, 10:40 am
Updated Thursday, 15th September 2016, 3:01 pm
The Osiligi Maasai Warriors who are touring the UK

The Osiligi Maasai Warriors are a seven-piece group from the village of Oleopolos and surrounding communities in southern Kenya, around 30 miles south of Nairobi.

Since 2003 the group has been performing an annual tour of the UK, and it will be at Holy Sepulchre Church on Saturday.

The warriors perform authentic and exciting Maasai tribal song and dance, plus the world-famous Maasai jumping.

The shows have been received with great acclaim in schools, churches and theatres from the south coast of England to the Isle of Skye in the north west of Scotland, and abroad.

Since 2010 the group has worked in close association with a small UK charity, Osiligi Charity Projects, to support infrastructural improvements in their local community.

Tajeu Minisa, leader of the the Osiligi Maasai Warriors, said: “The tour is for our families, the charity, for our community.”

Tour organiser Jim Wilkie added: “The Warriors perform all over the UK, but they really seem to go from strength to strength in this area.”

Their performance takes place at 7.30pm.