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LAMBA – (Dance of Spirit Appreciation) (The word “Lamba” means “Spirit)
(Sou-Sou, Malinke and Mandingo peoples, Guinea and Senegal, West Africa)
(Also a Griot Dance)
When the chief of the village, or important elders or priest come before the people on important occasions such as at harvest or planting time or ceremonies celebrating births, marriages or death, the people dance the “Lamba,” in honor of God and their Ancestors. Giving thanks for good fortune and asking for wisdom and knowledge to live a good life, they sing a song entitled, “Ko-sa-yom-bey” (What Shall My Life Be?). The answer is (De-De-Oh/De-Oh) “What God Wills It To Be, It Will Be.”

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