Malawi culture to be showcased at Sadc summit

Malawian culture will be showcased during the coming Southern Africa Development Committee (Sadc) Summit soon to start in the capital Lilongwe.

According to the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the head ministry in terms of entertainment for the summit, several traditional dances and choirs will perform during the summit to showcase the richness of Malawi’s culture.

A gulewamkulu dance to be showcased at the Sadc Summit
A gulewamkulu dance to be showcased at the Sadc Summit

“As we all know that Malawi is known by its rich cultural heritage, during this summit, government would like to take this as an opportunity of showcasing our cultural expressions to our visitors,” said Chrissy Chiumia spokesperson for the ministry.

She said that a number of traditional groups from all the regions of the country have been identified through consultation.

“Some of the traditional dances to be performed are; mapenenga, gulewamkulu, likhuba, ingoma, tchopa, masewe, malipenga, chisamba, beni and msindo just to mention a few,” she said.

Also added on the list of performers are choirs from Ntchisi and Lilongwe.

“These traditional dances and choirs will be spicing all the activities of the summit. In addition to these groups, there will be some performances by Yoneko Kids Band from Zomba, Girl Guides and Boy Scouts,” said Chiumia.

Furthermore, the Ministry has organised exhibitions being manned by artists from all the regions of Malawi.

“Visual Arts Association of Malawi has been cardinal in the selection of the artists. Some of the artworks which are being displayed are, curios, beads, paintings and drawings, Malawian clothes, and basketry. Some of the renown Artists displaying their works are Noah Kapitapita, Moment Chaweza, Esther Liwonde, Jaco Jana and Peter Masina,” she said.

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