31 May 2013 - Eight communities in northern Malawi mobilised for inventorying their living heritage

preparation of the Ichipipi (maize cake)

Thanks to a financial support of US$24,947 from the 2003 Convention’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund, eight communities in northern Malawi participated in the inventorying of their intangible cultural heritage. After having received training on documentation and inventory making, twelve young members from the Bandya, Lambya, Mambwe, Namwanga, Ndali, Nyakyusa, Nyiha and Sulwa/Chewa communities conducted fieldwork to collect information on 26 living practices and expressions that they considered characteristic for their communities.

The result

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