Mangunatip - Bamboo dance


Mangunatip, or better known as the "Bamboo Dance" is considered one of the most popular traditional dances in Sabah.  The clapping together of bamboo poles with the tempo, and the clapping becoming faster and faster you can't help admire the skills of local Murat people with their agile feet and impecible timing navigate the poles in perfect sync.  

Originally a warrior dance to welcome the return on Murat headhunters.  Today the dance is commonly performed at cultural functions and celebrations.

Appearing daily at Imago shopping centre it's always a great feeling entering the shopping centre seeing them and listening to their music.  Maybe it puts you in the mood to spend more!!!  But then, who needs a reason to shop!