Culture

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Intangible heritage
Vimbuza Healing Dance. ©Malawi National Commission for UNESCO 2008
Vimbuza Healing Dance

 
 
Language: English

Vimbuza is a healing dance popular among the Tumbuka people living in northern Malawi. It is an important manifestation of the ng'oma, a healing tradition found throughout Bantu-speaking Africa. Ng'oma, meaning “drums of affliction”, carries considerable historical depth and, despite various attempts over the years to suppress it, remains a fundamental part of indigenous healthcare systems.


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Place/region: Malawi, Africa
Series: 2008 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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