African group bring tribal song and dance to N-east

The Osiligi Warriers, who will be performing at Pitmedden and Belhelvie
The Osiligi Warriers, who will be performing at Pitmedden and Belhelvie

A group of African warriors are heading for Aberdeenshire next month.

The Osiligi Warriors, a seven-piece Maasai group from southern Kenya, are set to perform at local churches on their current UK tour.

They will be at Pitmedden Church on Thursday, September 12, and in the Forsyth Hall, Belhelvie Church, the following day. Both concerts are at 7pm.

The Warriors have performed in Scotland before and delighted audiences of all ages with their authentic and exciting tribal song and dance, plus their celebrated Maasai jumping.

The concert, which lasts for just over one hour, also features a question and answer session on the group’s Maasai culture and there are audio visual presentations which show the infrastructural support which the group’s home villages have received from Osiligi Charity Projects, following the tours.

Organisers said the churches are looking forward to welcoming the group to the North-east.

Beadwork will be on sale after each performance and refreshments will be served.

Tickets for both performances are priced at £8 for adults, £5 for children/concessions or £20 for a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children).