The culture of Maldives has African reminiscences, as reflected by the rhythm of their dances and the heroic themes of their songs. The most famous choreography is the bodu beru (It is named after a kind of large drum), performed by local people after a long and tiring days at work and represents a sort of daily ritual to mitigate hardships. The dancers begin to slowly move your arms, in an almost random, and the dance becomes progressively more eventful with the pressure of rhythm. The bands are formed usually has four or six percussionists, producing a rhythm of African influence. Groups of mostly young boys body very local formats perform typically local Islands on the occasion of a marriage or in honor of an important event.