Monday, 18 June 2012

Traditional Malay Dance - Zapin

Watch the Zapin, a traditonal Malay dance.  In 'Merdeka' Sergeant Hisyam and his men dance the Zapin as part of their independence celebrations.  They dance it in a jungle village by a fire.  The clip below shows the same dance being performed by boys from St Joseph's Institute in Johor, Malaysia.  It is a lovely dance........  The Zapin first came to the Malay archipelago in the 13th Century, introduced by Muslim traders.  Read more of its history here.

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