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Tue, 23 Jul 2019 12:20 - Updated Tue, 23 Jul 2019 12:20

Moxico: Luvale Festival aims to convey, preserve culture

Cazombo - The queen Nhakatolo Chilombo (traditional authority) said on Tuesday in Alto Zambeze, eastern Moxico province, that the international traditional festival (Luvale) is a showpiece for the preservation and dissemination of her people’s culture.

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Moxico: Desfile de Palhaços no Festival Internacional Tradicional Luvale

Photo: kinda kyungu

Moxico: Arrival of queen Nyakatolo Tchissengo Chilombo at the International Traditional Festival

Photo: kinda kyungu

The chieftain, who was addressing the three-day festival, said the celebrations aims at imparting the nature, dance, music, habits and customs of Luvale people living in Angola, specially of those of the eastern region of the country and neighboring Republic of Zambia.

In his turn, the coordinator of the organizing commission, António Fernando Muzala, defended major dissemination of the event, mainly through the Culture Ministry and media to bolster the country’s culture.

In the meantime, the Canadian citizen resident in Zambia, Jason Kapalo Winikoff, speaking in the native Luvale language, said he was satisfied with show of dance, choreography, music and messages conveyed in local language.

The international festival (Luvale) is celebrated since the 20 century and aims at remembering the memories of the first queens: Kavungo, Ngambo, Kutemba and Chissengo.  

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