We made a reservation for dinner. Special my friend is very interested in taraab music and is interested in seeing the musicians playing.
We were sitting half an hour when the musicians started. However, we could not see them, because they were sitting outside. Also 2 local guys were "dancing" in front of the musicians and singing very loud. After a little while the owner of Lamu House past our table and asked us if we enjoyed the evening. By that time we didn't have any food yet. We told him that it was okay so far, but that we were a bit disappointed that we couldn't see the musicians and because of the 2 noisy local guys also hardly could hear the musicias.
From that moment the owner started yelling at us and told us we better leave the restaurant, as we, in his opinion, didn't like local people and he couldn't help such people like us.
It was a very strange attitude, special from an owner of such an expensive place, walking around in sort of underpants, and talking to 2 of his guests, who both live over 10 years in this area and know and respect the Swahili culture very well.
This owner doesn't have any respect for the musicians, letting them sit outside where 2 guys are dancing in front of them as if they are in a disco.
After the owner told us to leave the restaurant we did obvious. We had a great dinner in an other restaurant, for less then half of the price, but where we were treated as normal human beings and not as outcast.
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