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Mwinoghe, the Joyous Dance of Sukwa People of Northern Malawi

Language: English

Mwinoghe is an instrumental dance performed in three ethnic communities in northern Malawi. In the Chisukwa dialect, Mwinoghe literally means Let us enjoy ourselves': the dance therefore expresses joy and happiness. Dancers line up in two rows (men on one side, women on the other), and perform twisting body and elaborate foot movements to the sound of three drums, a whistle and the group leader's commands. People from all walks of life gather to watch the dance, which is performed at social gatherings and on days of national significance.

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Place/region: Malawi, Africa
Series: 2018 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Performing arts
Production and personalities:
Performer: Kapoka Mwinoghe Dance Troupe
Publisher: Tiwale Photographics and Communication, Malawi
Coproducer/sponsor: Malawi National Commission for UNESCO
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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLT-2018-RL-0129300004
Source ref.: DOC:0129300004;CAND:01293
Rights holder: Malawi. Department of Culture