Duk Flowers Girls traditional dancing group perform in Lakes state. [Gurtong | Gabriel Mayom]
By Gabriel Mayom
RUMBEK, 09 August 2012[Gurtong] -The team leader of Duk Flower Girls Ayen Manyok Page says their group aims at preserving the rich culture of South Sudanese through song and dance.
“We set up this Duk Flowers Girls traditional dancing group to create awareness among the people of South Sudan on their rich cultures. We compose songs that discourage drinking of alcohol and copying of western cultures”, said Page.
Paged urges the traditional chief’s, state and national governments to create awareness and help in the protection and preservation of South Sudanese culture.
“We are preaching against negative influences that affect traditions”, said Page.
The group, comprised of 25 female traditional dancers, started in 2003 in Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee Camp. They are currently based in the Jonglei’s state capital, Bor.