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SAFRICA-DIWALI-HINDU

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Members of the Sidi Goma Dhamal Dance Group from the Indian State of Gujarat perform a dance during the two day Diwali ( Festival of Lights ) Hindu festival celebrations at the old Drive -Inn in Durban, on November 10, 2012.The two-day festival attracts over 100,000 visitors.The Sidis of Gujarat State in India are a tribal Sufi community of East African origin which came to India eight centuries ago and made Gujarat their home.They carried with them their exceptionally rich musical tradition and kept it alive and flourishing through the generations, unknown to the rest of the world.Sidi women and men perform to sacred music and dance during rituals in the shrines to Bava Gor, and have lived on accepting alms for touring these devotional genres from villages to shrines for centuries.Their native African styles, melodic and rhythmic movements and musical instruments have mingled with local influences.A billion Hindus worlwide will officially celebrate Diwali on 13 November 2012. AFP PHOTO/RAJESH JANTILAL (Photo credit should read RAJESH JANTILAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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Members of the Sidi Goma Dhamal Dance Group from the Indian State of Gujarat perform a dance during the two day Diwali ( Festival of Lights ) Hindu festival celebrations at the old Drive -Inn in Durban, on November 10, 2012.The two-day festival attracts over 100,000 visitors.The Sidis of Gujarat State in India are a tribal Sufi community of East African origin which came to India eight centuries ago and made Gujarat their home.They carried with them their exceptionally rich musical tradition and kept it alive and flourishing through the generations, unknown to the rest of the world.Sidi women and men perform to sacred music and dance during rituals in the shrines to Bava Gor, and have lived on accepting alms for touring these devotional genres from villages to shrines for centuries.Their native African styles, melodic and rhythmic movements and musical instruments have mingled with local influences.A billion Hindus worlwide will officially celebrate Diwali on 13 November 2012. AFP PHOTO/RAJESH JANTILAL (Photo credit should read RAJESH JANTILAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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