Dispatches from Central Africa

Dancing with the Ngwazi
Kamuzu Academy Gule Wamkulu Project

Part II - Gule Wamkulu on the Road

In Part II of this series our scope is broader. We look first at a number of special occasions in and around Mtunthama at which the Great Dance is performed and then, because the Great Dance is characterised also by the free movement of people and ideas throughout the Chewa World, beyond Mtunthama to Kasungu, the rest of Malawi and even 'Beyond the Lake' - to Zambia and Mozambique.

Work is in progress to expand this aspect of the Kamuzu Academy Gule Wamkulu Project.

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

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

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Part 02.01
The Ngwazi Dances

[Pending]

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Part 02.02
Mtunthama - Chizangala

Festival

Part 02.02a
Chakwanira Village

12th July 2019

Video (45:02)
Contents

KAGWP 15

with
The Grammar School at Leeds (UK)

 

Part 02.02b
Chakwanira Village

9th - 10th November 2019

Video (23:14)
Contents

KAGWP 16

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Part 02.03
Mtunthama - Dambule

Clearing the Graveyard

 

Part 02.03a
Njovu Village

13th - 15th June 2019

Video (27:01)
Contents

KAGWP 17

 

 

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Part 02.04
Mtunthama - Kulowa Gule

Inititation into Gule Wamkulu

Part 02.04a
Mphepo Village

30th October 2019

Video (18:54)
Contents

KAGWP 18

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Part 02.05
Mtunthama - Kulowa Mfumu

Initiation into Chieftainship

Part 02.05a
Mpofu Village

28th September 2019

Video (46:16)
Contents

KAGWP 19

Part 02.05b
Lipalazo Village

5th October 2019

Video (43:20)
Contents

KAGWP 20

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Part 02.06
Mtunthama - Maliro

Funeral

Part 02.06a
Kambanga Village

18th June 2019

Video (17:15)
Contents

KAGWP 21

 

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Part 02.07
Mtunthama - Msonkhano

Political Rally

 

Part 02.07a
Mtunthama Primary School

3rd March & 7th April 2019

Video (13:07)
Contents

KAGWP 22

 

 

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Part 02.08
Beyond Mtunthama

 

Part 02.08a
The Great Dance
Njombwa Village

4th August 2019

Video (16:00)
Contents

KAGWP 23

Part 02.08b
Mr. Chifukwa
Chifukwa Village

19th August 2019

Video (21:09)
Contents

KAGWP 24

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Part 02.09
Beyond Kasungu

Part 02.09c
Dowa - Chewa Heritage
Kaluzi Village

7th September 2019

Video (45:51)
Contents

KAGWP 25

Part 02.09d
Dowa - Kulowa Mfumu
Letasi Village

16th July 2019

Video (47:56)
Contents

KAGWP 26

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Part 02.10
Beyond the Lake

Part 02.10a
Zambia - Kulamba
Mkaika Village

31st August 2019

Video (55.52)
Contents

KAGWP 27

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Part 02.11
Other Traditional Ceremonies

Part 02.11a
Mulanje - Mulhako wa Alhomwe
Chonde Village

12th - 13th October 2019

Video (46:51)
Contents

KAGWP 28

Part 02.11b
Ntcheu - The Royal Wedding
Nkolimbo Village

2nd November 2019

Video (45:23)
Contents

KAGWP 29

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Part 02.12
Aliter

[Pending]

The YouTube playlist is available here.