What is Sotho traditional dance?

What is Sotho traditional dance?

The most common dances are the mokorotlo, the mohobelo and the mokhibo. The mokorotlo is performed by men for the chief on important occasions, such as political meetings, or when the chief and his followers go on a tour of inspection.

What is Sotho culture?

The Basotho, also known as Sotho speakers, are said to have originated from the north of Southern Africa. The Basotho made their way down as various tribes settled in different parts of the country. Up until 1822, these tribes lived together in peace until they were invaded by fugitive Nguni who had fled from Natal.

What is Sotho traditional music called?

Basotho music can be described as ‘call and respond’ music; when instruments are used they aim to complement or substitute the voice. Basotho children are taught music, praise singing and dance from the beginning. Mothers and grandmothers sing lullabies to crying infants.

How would you describe the traditional dance?

Traditional dancing is generally more of a social activity rather than competitive, but it is normally choreographed. Depending on the dance type itself, Traditional dancing can be either partnered or solo, and are mainly danced in formation.

What is Sotho traditional food?

Their staple diet consists mainly of maize meal which can be cooked into a thick or a soft porridge and is often complemented by vegetables. To add to the meal a slaughtered chicken or cow meat that has been roasted would be added especially on a special occasion.

What are the Sotho cultural food?

Basotho traditional cuisine – stews, salty porridge, dried veg, yoghurt and spicy seeds. Over the years, migration to mines meant that the Basotho food travelled all over South Africa. The food also travels well because of the emphasis on fermentation and preservation – and it’s incredibly delicious.

What music does Sotho people listen to?

Popular music Most frequently heard on the radio are various sub-Saharan AfroPop styles, Sotho Hip-hop, RnB, Deep house, Soulful House, Dancehall, Jazz, kwaito, and reggae.

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What is traditional dance in your own words?

Traditional dancing can be another term for folk dance, or sometimes even for ceremonial dance. The term ‘Traditional’ is more frequently used when the emphasis is on the cultural roots of the dance. Traditional dancing is generally more of a social activity rather than competitive, but it is normally choreographed.