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Oshituthi Shomagongo: Marula Fruit Festival. ©UNESCO 2015
Oshituthi Shomagongo: Marula Fruit Festival

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The Oshituthi shomagongo, marula fruit festival runs for two to three days between March and April where eight Aawambo communities from northern Namibia meet to enjoy ''omagongo'' - a beverage made from the fruit. To prepare, men carve utensils and serving tools and the women make baskets, pots, and gather the fruit with young people, to process and ferment the juice. Traditional songs are sung, poems recited and lives discussed. Transmitted through observation and participation, the element unites generations and communities.

on this subject: Nomination file / Dossier de candidature

Place/region Namibia, Africa
Series: 2015 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Authors and personalities: Aina Shikesho, participant.
Production: i media, producer ; NBC, producer.
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Rights/Droits: Namibia. Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture

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