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Consent for nomination of Mooba Dance to ICH's Representative List. ©Victor Makashi, Department of Arts and Culture, Zambia, 2017 2017
Consent for nomination of Mooba Dance to ICH's Representative List

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"Mooba is the main dance of the Lenje ethnic group of the Central Province of Zambia, performed since pre-colonial times. On certain occasions, when the dance reaches its peak some lead dancers are possessed by ancestral spirits called BaChooba; the spirits are then said to take the lead in dictating the flow of the dance, drumming and singing. Mooba is performed during social functions open to the public, with performances attracting a wide audience thanks to their entertaining nature."

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Place/region: Zambia, Africa
Series: 2018 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Production: Tadala Video Production, producer. Zambia. Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, sponsor.
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