Celebrating Zambia's Cultural Heritage
is now available. The book
contains a wealth of information about traditional ceremonies on the
Zambia calendar, spread over 200 pages of spectacular photography
and informative text.
Readers can explore the ancient ceremonies of Zambia up close: the
great annual Kuomboka pageant of the Barotse people, the
mysterious Gule Wamkulu masquerade traditions of the Chewa
people, the Lunda dance of victory – Umotomboko and the
Makishi initiation ceremonies are vividly brought to life,
alongside some of the lesser-known ceremonies from far-flung parts
of the country.
Travel across Zambia province by province, discovering more about
the main language groups that make up the country's diverse
population. Explore the fascinating links between traditions that
share common origins. From rain-calling ceremonies to initiations,
from harvest thanksgivings to the sacred rites of leadership, the
celebrations are both solemn and jubilant.
book was commissioned by Celtel Zambia as part of its commitment to
preserving traditional culture in Zambia. The original photographs
were taken by well-known photographer Francois D'elbee. Tamara Guhrs
and Mulenga Kapwepwe researched, compiled and edited the oral
interviews, archival material and contributions from local authors
which make up this fascinating document of living heritage.
Travelers and cultural tourists will find it useful as a handbook,
while people from neighbouring countries may find echoes and
similarities between their own traditional practices and those
depicted here. People wishing to do business in Zambia will find it
valuable. And those with a love of theatre, ritual, ancient wisdom
and storytelling, traditional African beer or great photography must
own this book!
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