9 January 2013

Angola: Lubango Hosts Photo Exhibition of Typical Hairstyle

Lubango — A photo exhibition with various hairstyles, which portray the culture of the people from the southern region of Angola, was inaugurated Tuesday in the Lubango City, Huíla Province, in the ambit of the commemorations of the National Culture Day (January 0 8).

The opening act of the exhibition, organised by the Culture Department, was presided over by Huila Province's vice governor for political and social matters, José Arão Nataniel.

The event has 24 photos of hairstyles from the ethnic groups Ovamuila, Ngangela, Kwanhama and Mucubal, people that live in the provinces of Huíla, Namibe, Cunene and Kuando Kubango.

The exhibition will be on display for 15 days.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the exhibition, on display at Lubango Mediach, the provincial director of culture in Huila, Marcelina Gomes, highlighted the importance of the event, stating that it helps to understand a bit more about the culture of the peoples of the region, as well as retrieve and develop cultural values within communities, which were lost with the acculturation process.

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