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In earlier times, Djaa was played without instruments, only sung and clapped by the young girls. Later, the rhythm developed into a dance of seduction that is now played at the festivities for young people. They form two semi-circles, with the girls on on one side, and the boys on the other.

The boy who leads the dance holds a scarf as a symbol of love and friendship. He jumps into the centre of the circle and dances a short solo; then he selects a girl and puts the scarf around her neck. She also dances a solo and then chooses in turn another boy. This goes on for many hours. Through this dance the young people get to know each other and many marriages have been the result of this!

Another occasion for the rhythm Djaa is the evening before a wedding. The bride assembles all her friends one last time for a gathering called Djaa-laban, the "last dance of childhood."

The song says "It is over, the dance of youth, the kuluya tanu is over."
Remember to park in the Bus lot which is the entrance on your left before the main entrance to the school.

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