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<firstname.lastname@example.org> I am looking for information on a dance called a Boom (or possibly Bom) and I am fairly certain that it was referred to on H-Africa recently, although given my failure to find it in the archives that may not be the case. I was specifically interested in it since it is clearly the Bomu, a dance performed by Zanzibari Comorians (where the dancers wear military disguises) and said to be a traditional Comorian dance lost to the Comoros but retained by emigrants in Zanzibar. I had intended to be precise in my question - what I was really looking for was a specific reference to the Boom rather than more general background on East African dances. And there is apparently no refence to Comorian dances in T. O. Ranger, _Dance and Society in Eastern Africa, 1890-1970: The Beni Ngoma_. (Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press, 1975).