Alabu Dance competition begins in Juba
By Kitab A Unango
Alabu Dance has organized 2018 annual competition for a group of six contemporary South Sudanese dancers in the country in a bid to unite the polarized South Sudanese youth.
Mr. Isaac Lumori, one of the renowned South Sudanese Artists, commonly known as MC Lumoex, is the initiator and organizer of the competition that will run for the next four weeks.
The event which is already in its third week competition season started two weeks back and will continue every Thursday at Nyakuron Cultural Centre till the end in early December,
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Juba Monitor on Tuesday, MC Lumoex pointed out that his main idea was to foster unity among the South Sudanese irrespective of sex, age, region and ethnicity.
“Alabu Dance is organized annually to foster peace and peaceful coexistence among the youth and adults as well as to disengage youth in an unlawful activity that endangers their lives and the fabric of communities,” said MC Lumoex.
Alabu Dance competition not only entails dancers but includes over 20 comedians, actors and writers contesting.
In 2016 Alabu Dance awarded its first winner, the South Sudan Dancers, a sum of SSP 20 000 and a golden trophy cup.
MC Lumoex called on South Sudanese to support Alabu Dance adding that the initiative is out of bound of ethnicity.
“Alabu Dance fosters unity among South Sudanese. So, I am calling on the people in the country to support the initiative because it brings people from all parts of South Sudan and through it people can coexist”, MC Lumoex urged.