Cunene holds first edition of dance festival

  • Cunene: Onbebwa dance group
Ondjiva - The Culture Office of southern Cunene Province plans to hold, between May and June 2021, the first edition of the Traditional Dance competition, with the aim of boosting the artistic movement in the region.

The event should have 12 groups divided into the adult and child categories, with the first of each class to be awarded.

 

Speaking to ANGOP last Saturday, the director of the Cunene Culture office, Marcelino dos Santos, said that the main objective is to reactivate traditional dance groups, to retrieve and preserve the region's cultural values.

 

He also said that awareness raising work will be carried out with dance promoters in the villages and create incentives for the reactivation and appearance of new groups.

 

Marcelino dos Santos said that before the groups show their talent in dance and music at the provincial level, competitions will take place at the municipal level.

 

In 2019, Cunene participated with the Elalakano groups from the municipality of Namacunde and Ombebwa de Ombadja, in the regional festival of traditional dance that took place in Namibe, an initiative of the Ministry of Culture.

 

The event should have 12 groups divided into the adult and child categories, with the first of each class to be awarded.

 

Speaking to ANGOP last Saturday, the director of the Cunene Culture office, Marcelino dos Santos, said that the main objective is to reactivate traditional dance groups, to retrieve and preserve the region's cultural values.

 

He also said that awareness raising work will be carried out with dance promoters in the villages and create incentives for the reactivation and appearance of new groups.

 

Marcelino dos Santos said that before the groups show their talent in dance and music at the provincial level, competitions will take place at the municipal level.

 

In 2019, Cunene participated with the Elalakano groups from the municipality of Namacunde and Ombebwa de Ombadja, in the regional festival of traditional dance that took place in Namibe, an initiative of the Ministry of Culture.