Dispatches from Central Africa

Dancing with the Ngwazi
The Kamuzu Academy Gule Wamkulu Project

Part I - Gule Wamkulu in the Village

In Part I of this series we introduce Traditional Authority Chinyama and seven Senior Group Village and Village Headmen who are mwini nkhole (i.e. they have authority to perform their own Gule Wamkulu).

Chiefs and Anamkungwi (advisers) welcome us to their village and present a selection of their Gule Wamkulu.

For each video there are two links: to the Video itself and to the Table of Contents.

Indices of Masks and Structures of Gule Wamkulu and Dances for Women and Girls are available here.

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Part 01.01
Traditional Authority
Chinyama

Chinyama Village

Part 01.01a
Welcome & Interview

Video (07:40)
Contents

KAGWP 01

Part 01.01b
The Great Dance

Video (12:04)
Contents

KAGWP 02

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Part 01.02
Senior Group Village Headman
Bweya

Bweya Village

Part 01.02a
Welcome & Interview

Video (05:51)
Contents

KAGWP 03

Part 01.02b
The Great Dance

Video (04:53)
Contents

KAGWP 04

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Part 01.03
Village Headman
Kalupsya

Kalupsya Village

Part 01.03a
Welcome & Interview

Video (11:19)
Contents

KAGWP 05

Part 01.03b
The Great Dance

Video (19:09)
Contents

KAGWP 06

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Part 01.04
Village Headman
Kaphaizi

Kaphaizi Village

Part 01.04a
Welcome & Interview

Video (04:19)
Contents

KAGWP 07

Part 01.04b
The Great Dance

Video (05:23)
Contents

KAGWP 08

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Part 01.05
Village Headman
Kozentani

Kozentani Village

Part 01.05a
Welcome & Interview

Video (07:17)
Contents

KAGWP 09

Part 01.05b
The Great Dance

Video (08:09)
Contents

KAGWP 10

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Part 01.06
Senior Group Village Headman
Makanda

Makanda Village

Part 01.06a
Welcome & Interview

Video (05:49)
Contents

KAGWP 11

Part 01.06b
The Great Dance

Video (07:24)
Contents

KAGWP 12

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Part 01.07
Senior Group Village Headman
Mphepo

Mphepo Village

Part 01.07a
Welcome & Interview

Video (08:44)
Contents

KAGWP 13

Part 01.07b
The Great Dance

Video (05:31)
Contents

KAGWP 14

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Part 01.08
Village Headman
Nsulira

Nsulira Village

Part 01.08a
Welcome & Interview

Video (11:19)
Contents

KAGWP 05

Part 01.08b
The Great Dance

Video (19:09)
Contents

KAGWP 06