What is Makishi dance?

The Makishi masquerade is performed at the end of the mukanda, an annual initiation ritual for boys between the ages of eight and twelve. The Makishi is another masked character, representing the spirit of a deceased ancestor who returns to the world of the living to assist the boys.

How old is Makishi?

Luvale males between the ages of eight and twelve participate in ‘mukanda’, a coming-of-age ceremony that includes circumcision. Like the female initiates, the males (‘tundanji’) have teachers who guide them through the process. These are called ‘makishi’ (‘likishi’ is the singular).

What are the traditional dances in Zambia?

Zambian Traditional Ceremonies.

CEREMONY DISTRICT TRIBE
Kulamba Kubwalo Chibombo Lenje
Musaka Jikubi Mumbwa Kaonde
Ikubi Lya Malumbe-Munyama Mumbwa Kaonde Ila
Ichibwela Mushi Mkushi Bisa/Swaka/Lala

What is taught at Mukanda ceremony?

The Mukanda involves the circumcision of the initiates, tests of courage, and lessons on their future role in society as men and husbands. During the Mukanda, Makishi are supposed to return from the world of the dead to protect and assist the boys in their transition from childhood to adulthood.

What is the traditional ceremony for Lunda people?

The Lunda Lubanza traditional ceremony is held to commemorate the coming of the Ishindi Lunda people from Lunda Kingdom of Mwata Yamvo or Mwaant Yav. The ceremony symbolizes the unity of all Lunda speaking people that have settled in Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia.

How do you greet in luvale?

Formal greetings in Luvale??? Enjoy your learning journey!

What is the origin of the Luvale people?

Prior to settling in the Congo, the Luvale originally came from north of Lake Tanganyika in an area located between the Eastern Rift mountains and Lake Victoria. This is where the Luvale dynasty originated from Konde Mateti, who had 6 children.

What tribe dances Shonongo?

THE Lwendela Traditional Ceremony of HRH Chief Ingwe Mahanda of the Kaonde people in Kasempa District North Western Province of Zambia has been held. The ceremony was characterised by traditional dance and fare including dances such as Katembo, Masatula, Kutomboka, Manchancha and Shonongo.

Which dance is only performed by females in Zambia?

Mooba
Mooba is the main dance of the Lenje ethnic group of Central Province of Zambia, performed since pre-colonial times. It is also practised in parts of Copperbelt and Lusaka Provinces, by both men and women.

How is Kalela dance performed?

Kalela is performed by both men and women in a circular formation expressing intimate social gestures while songs are sung in call and response. Chig’ande is the music of the Tonga of Southern Province, it is performed during a social courtship dance also known as ching’ande.

What is kulamba ceremony?

The Kulamba Ceremony is a traditional ceremony of the Chewa speaking people in which the Gule wa mukulu masquerades are displayed. The ceremony takes place in Katete in Eastern Province of Zambia. It takes place in the last weekend of August every year.

What is bread called in Luvale?

IT’S NOT A BIG DEAL TO SAY CHIKALA, BREAD IN LUVALE IS CALLED MBOLO. Imagine a situation where a Luvale person in Eastern province being beaten up by a mob of people in the shop for asking if they have mbolo (Bread) in the shop!!!

Where does the Makishi masquerade take place in Zambia?

The Makishi masquerade is performed at the end of the mukanda, an annual initiation ritual for boys between the ages of eight and twelve. This ritual is celebrated by the Vaka Chiyama Cha Mukwamayi communities, which include the Luvale, Chokwe, Luchazi and Mbunda peoples, who live in the northwestern and western provinces of Zambia.

Where do the vaka Chiyama Cha mukwamayi live?

This ritual is celebrated by the Vaka Chiyama Cha Mukwamayi communities, which include the Luvale, Chokwe, Luchazi and Mbunda peoples, who live in the northwestern and western provinces of Zambia. Usually at the beginning of the dry season, the young boys leave their homes and live for one to three months in an isolated bush camp.

When did the Makishi masquerade become an intangible cultural heritage?

Inscribed in 2008 ( 3.COM) on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (originally proclaimed in 2005) The Makishi masquerade is performed at the end of the mukanda, an annual initiation ritual for boys between the ages of eight and twelve.

Who are the masked characters in the Makishi masquerade?

The Makishi is another masked character, representing the spirit of a deceased ancestor who returns to the world of the living to assist the boys. The completion of the mukanda is celebrated with a graduation ceremony.