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Maasai Warriors come to Clackmannanshire

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September 2010

School pupils will get a chance to get in touch with their tribal sides when they enjoy performances by a Kenyan Maasai warrior dance troupe.

The Osiligi Warriors will be performing Maasai tribal song and dance for primary and secondary school pupils this month at Lornshill and Alloa Academies. And there is also a chance for the wider community to enjoy the high-energy shows during two evening performances.

Tickets are on sale now for the performances at Alva Academy on Friday 24th September and on Wednesday 29th September at Alloa Academy. Both performances are at 7.30pm and tickets priced 3 (2 concession) are available by calling the Leisure Line on 213131.

You are invited to send a photographer to Lornshill Academy at 11am on Friday 24th September when the warriors will be performing for Lornshill pupils and P6 and P7 pupils from some of the secondary's associated primary schools.

The Osiligi Maasai Warriors are an eight-strong group of traditional performers from Kenya who are visiting the UK in an effort to raise funds for the improvement of their home village. Their visit to Clackmannanshire is part of a Scottish tour, which last from August to October, which sees the troupe performing their song and rhythm routines and spreading the word about their culture.

Councillor George Matchett, Inclusion Portfolio Holder, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for our young people to see an element of Kenyan culture in the flesh. It fits in perfectly with the cultural elements of Curriculum for Excellence, bringing their text books to life. And I hope the people of Clackmannanshire also take the opportunity to enjoy what is sure to be a colourful and high-energy performance at the evening events."