Boduberu and traditional dance: A second look.

Boduberu is originated from East Africa. It came to Maldives through African sailors during 11th century or earlier.

Now the question is why we consider this as a Maldivian traditional music while we know it came from Africa?

Even today we can see the same drumming and same dances performed by East African people. For example Amudu dance is no different …

Reys felanee

Handhaan veytha ekkala beethaa cycle dhuvvaa goi?

Eythee ge Injeenu heyrey adu ivi badhigey fuddanuga meedhaa heylee

Rodhi kendigen gos kiriyaa car egga thahnuvee

Iyye ga Rashma yah foni dhakkan cycle mathee fumunee.

Foni dhekkifa onnaane gulhayakah ledumun.

thaarumathee keytthi …

What Fuvahmulah women really want

Not only our former president finds Fuvahumulah women beautiful, ordinary people from all over Maldives find them attractive. From coffee tables to Joali fathi, I keep over hearing ‘I want a Fuvahmulah girl’ And a few months later I hear …

Hama buddhi – Part 1

Sarukaaru ufan vun adhi design kurevifai vaa goiy. (Engireysi sarukaaruge asaasee gaanoon thakaa gulhuvaafa.)

Baeh liyuntherin mujuthama’aa sarukaaraa eh maana eh gai beynun kuramun dhey, e liyun thakun mi dheychakee thafaathu dheycheh kan dheyha vaakasheh nuhurey. Nama ves Mujuthama’ aa …