Orupaap means “Son of Nature” or “Son of the Jungle” in the Anywak language of South Sudan.
Orupaap is inspired by the belief that human creativity is inspired by the sounds emanating from nature, nature is the source of the music and dance people use in their social life.
In South Sudan music, dance and singing are given a special place. Children develop a close relationship to their environment through music, dance and singing which is a natural part of educating young people. Through this stimulating artistic atmosphere young people can learn the value of their own culture and develop a sense of identity and the value of human relationships and a shared humanity. At the Orupaap Creative and Cultural House we seek to awaken the true potential of young people by allowed them to explore their creative identity through the arts in a structured educational environment.
For more information visit the Orupaap website here: www.orupaap.org