The Batwa dance named after the Batwa Pygmies of Uganda
The Echuya Batwa, more commonly known as Batwa Pygmies, are generally assumed to be the oldest surviving population of the Great Lakes region of Central Africa. They can be found in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Although colonization has generally destroyed many of their cultural practices, their dance and singing rituals, which is often in connection with the forest, is a core of their identity.
This video was recorded near the town of Rubuguri at the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest in Uganda. Here, they sing about the beauty of Uganda and the rainforest in their native language, Rukiga. Their dances often include a lot of jumping and feet stomping.