Wednesday photo: Umtsimba dancing

A few months ago I participated in my first Swazi wedding. The bride had already been teka-ed and lobola was finally paid. The bride was my make’s elder sister, and I am guessing it had been 40 years since her teka.

I did not know that I would be an active participant in this umtsimba, but it was fantastic. Fortunately there was a practice session that made me feel confident.

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Watching a special dance.

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