DAY 14, 23rd February 2024
Belonging to the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll in the southern parts of the Maldivian islands, Hoan’dehdhoo has remained as an agricultural island. The atoll is popular for its chains of uninhabited islands that can be walked from Hoan’dehdhoo during low tides. The island hosts a historical mosque dating back to 500 years. Hoan’dehdhoo is popular for Boduberu or Maldivian big drum, the instrument is essential to Maldivian tradition and culture and is core of traditional Maldivian music. The dance and melodies of Boduberu are comparable to those of east and south-west Africa. The magic of Boduberu music lies in its power to unite community and inspire everyone to dance under the stars and Boduberu grew into a method of welcoming visitors to an island. During the rally you can dance with the locals to the authentic Boduberu music.