The vibrant Kenya Culture is a blend of diverse ethnic subcultures. It’s influenced by ancient Africa customs and traditions, with modern beliefs and values making it uniquely Kenyan.
These have provided colorful traditions and a rich cultural heritage.
From the ones who value ancient traditions to the ones who value modern beliefs.
There’s a big divide in some instances from one tribe to the other.
Some have held on to their early African cultural practices while others have since drifted to modern practices.
The Maasai are widely known for holding on to their traditional culture unlike the Kikuyu who have mainly embraced modern cultural values.
There are still bits and pieces of Ancient Africa culture and traditional customs existing in many other Kenya tribes.
The fascinating cultures and subcultures can be viewed from different angles. This depends on the cultural landscape in the several regions of the country. It differs from the Kenya Coast to the Central highlands, to that of the Rift Valley and pastoralism communities.
Cultural travel is one way of interacting with Kenya and Africa culture and its subcultures. Local village visits is one way of experiencing traditions and ethnic cultures firsthand.
There are cultural centers and organizations that showcase traditional dances, folklore, the arts, theatre, music and film festivals.
English and Swahili are the official languages of Kenya. Various local dialects commonly known as mother tongue are spoken in rural areas. Sheng is a language mostly spoken by urban youths. It’s a mixture of English, Swahili and a bit of local dialects.
The Kenya government assures the protection and promotion of culture and cultural diversity among Kenyans. It has come up with a National Policy on Culture and Heritage. Cultural relativism plays an important role in bringing communities together and unifying the nation.
The diversity of Kenya culture can often be identified by different traditional and modern ways of life. These are evident in the Kenya people’s food, fashion, artifacts, cultural festivals and the way they interact. Most of the urbanites have long adopted modern lifestyles or western culture.
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