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This Traditional Ethiopian Hair Whipping Dance Will Blow Your Mind

Avatar • Aug 2, 2015

Videos of Ethiopian women whipping their hair have now gone viral. The women featured are apart of the Oromo nation. The Oromo typically live in western and southern Ethiopia and parts of Kenya and Somalia.

The dance in particular is known as the “Shoa Oromo” or Oromo head twisting. It features fast and sharp movement of the head and neck which creates the whipping illusion.

Watch below:

The dance can even be seen in another viral video of a sorority stroll off.

This is definitely one for the record books.

 

Are you familiar with Oromo head twisting?

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Mahogany
Mahogany
5 years ago

So that’s where sororities get it from. While it’s a beautiful dance I just wonder how they manage not to break their necks. I got a headache just from watching.

Laddidi
Laddidi
5 years ago

Wow!!!

Sugar Love Designs
Sugar Love Designs
5 years ago

wow!!

Sabrina black
Sabrina black
5 years ago

I enjoyed watching this on the bus. They have rhythm and moves. This is worth sharing and I watched all the videos. Yeah it was very entertaining;very nice. I did not know this type of dance existed.

SheridaDaily
5 years ago

*I whip my hair back and forth*
*I whip my hair back and forth*

My only question is how — if I turn my head even the slightest of way, my whole neck seizes up and calls it a day lol

Christina J
5 years ago

I love it! That’s so beautiful. #originators

alt-K
alt-K
5 years ago

Very nice!!!!

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