Welcome to the Home Page of the OSILIGI MAASAI WARRIORS. The seven-piece group comes from the village of Oleopolos and surrounding communities in southern Kenya, around thirty miles south of Nairobi.
Since 2003, the group has been performing an annual tour of the UK and will return for two months, later this year. They perform authentic and exciting Maasai tribal song and dance plus the world-famous Maasai jumping. The shows have been received with great acclaim in schools, churches and theatres from the south coast of England to the Isle of Skye in the north west of Scotland, and abroad.
Since 2010, the group has worked in close association with a small UK charity - Osiligi Charity Projects - to support infrastructural improvements in their local community. The results have been spectacular and can be found by using the links. The charity is separate from the tour but has earned both directly and indirectly from it.
"The tour is for our families, the charity for our community." Tajeu Minisa, leader, The Osiligi Maasai Warriors.
If you would like to stage a school, church or theatre performance by The Osiligi Warriors in the autumn of 2016, please contact Jim Wilkie or John Curtin (info below). A full list of tour dates will be posted on this website once details are known (early summer).
Want to hear some Osiligi music?
Click sample music 2 for a 30 second sample.
OSILIGI CHARITY PROJECTS
Since its inception in 2010, Osiligi Charity Projects has made great improvements in the lives of the Maasai people of Oleopolos. This primary school - The Osiligi Obaya Academy - was opened in 2012 and a small medical centre added in 2014. Water stations have been improved and a new church/community centre established.
100% of any money given to the charity goes to support these community projects.
The charity trustees are Roger Pannell, Helen Pannell, John Curtin and Jim Wilkie.
Osiligi Charity Projects: www.osiligi.org
Roger and Helen Pannelll :
t: +44 1598 760 289
THE WARRIORS ON TOUR
The group was first brought to the UK in 2004 by a retired theatre producer, John Curtin, who lives in Suffolk. In 2009 he was joined by a fellow arts professional, Jim Wilkie, who lives in Scotland. The group now annually spends one month approximately in Scotland, two weeks in the north of England and three weeks in southern England. Full tour details will be published when available (usually early summer). The pic shows a visit to the Manchester United football stadium during the 2014 tour.
The group has also toured in the US and some members once visited South Korea to film a US TV advert! We welcome enquires for all types of events:
Jim Wilkie :
t: +44 775 360 6886
John Curtin :
t: +44 7817 197 594
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