Sufi Dances

This mode of Sufi dance came to Zanzibar via the Comores, but originated from Yemen.Very little is known about it but sometimes (as in Kiluwa dance) they are overtaken by the spirit and go into a trance. The costumes are originally Kanzu and Kofia (a long white tunic and a scalp hat). 10 years ago when the designer Farouque Abdela came to Zanzibar he introduced the present costumes and improved the choreography.