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Amagugu Internmational Heritage conduct culture connection days

by Stephen Jakes
07 Oct 2015 at 06:53hrs | Views
Amagugu International Heritage Centre has revealed that on October 3 this year the first in series of culture connection days at Amagugu was conducted.

Through a Facebook wall the centre said if there is one facet they derive glory and pride in, it is the cultural heritage.

"At the heart of our mandate as Amagugu Heritage Trust is the desire to preserve and promote indigenous cultural heritage," said the center." We do this partly by conducting participatory cultural activities at Amagugu International Heritage Centre. We conducted on 3 October 2015 the first in a series of Culture Connection Days at Amagugu."

The center said featuring Nobuntu, an all-female imbube music group, the day began with a guided tour of the Centre, nature and photo walk, mountain climbing, playing of traditional games, basket weaving and pottery making.

"Seeing that it was blazing hot and the above activities were energy supping, the braai and drinks came in handy! Opening the music session was Nkosini Ndlovu, new fresh talent that we recently discovered in Matobo. Ndlovu delivered an unadulterated organic performance characterised by loud thumping of drums - themselves attached by wires, a reflection of Ndlovu's enterprising nature," revealed the centre.

"Ndlovu's music is pure and reflects his natural intelligence and identity."

The center said their resident dance group, Amagagasi Olwandle: Ingozi Thutshu upped the tempo with their wosana dance and the group makes good imagery when their black and white regalia moves rhythmically in line with the fast pace of the wosana dance.

"Enter Nobuntu! My oh my, they ain't just singularly and collectively beautiful, their voices are angelic too! Nobuntu's act was nothing but a beautiful blend of harmonies - a true epitome of Ndebele traditional music beautifully complemented by isitshikitsha, amabhiza and indlame dances. Imbube music is traditionally performed by men, but Nobuntu take it on proficiently and for a moment you forget it's traditionally male dominated," said the centre.

"We say thank you to guests from Bulawayo who came to the Culture Connection Day. Your support is highly appreciated. A hearty thank you to 10th District Music for partnering with us. All images courtesy of Tswarelo Mothobe - thank you sir!"

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