Society & Culture

Kerang , The Most Beautiful and Popular Heritage in Sudan

Khartoum – Sudan Events

There are many and varied folk dances in South Kordofan, such as the Kumbala, Naqara, Al-Darmali, and Nuqara Hausa, but the Kerang dance of the Nubian tribes is the first among the popular dances and the most widespread in the Nuba Mountains.
Kerang represents a history steeped in Sudanese heritage and culture, a type of customs and traditions practiced by the Nubian peoples.
They dances in squares, inside neighborhoods, and on the roads Social events and public and private celebrations are a cultural tradition that everyone of all ages is fond of. Some people excel at creating innovative dances that go along with the drum beats and rhythms, with a sway that matches the musical timbre.
The dance is famous and practiced extensively during the annual harvest festivals in most mountains, weddings, circumcision and fireworks, especially in the evening and lunar nights, as a tradition practiced after long agricultural seasons.
The method of performance varies and escalates quickly and slowly from one group to another.

The heritage researcher and secondary school teacher, Tayeb Dijo, says that the Kerang dance has its origin in pronunciation (karnal) and is derived from the swaying of the branches when the wind blows on them.
It is danced by the Ajanq tribes and originated from the tribe
Kadru in the Six Mountains, and now practiced by all Nubian tribes.
They differed in terms of performance and names differed from one tribe to another. He added, “Kerang is divided into types, including nuqara hitting
The accompanying rhythms and singing without rhythm, and this is the basis of Kerang and practiced on big occasions, the second type is the contract of hands and singing without rhythm, this is when girls sing. The last type is (Kto Ktok), or (Ksho Kshok), and this is practiced in the fall. It is enthusiastic singing with a short conversation and songs to glorify the farmer.
It does not take long and is practiced on agricultural occasions.

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