Dundo — The coordination of the Lunda Tchokwe king, Muachissengue-Wa-Tembo, in the north-eastern Lunda Norte Province, defended more intervention of the state institutions, to enable cultural projects to retrieve the habits and customs of the Lunda Tchokwe people.
According to Regal Nachiri, who is in charge of the Royal Court in Lunda Norte, the group has in its agenda the construction of Jangos (community meeting centres) in some areas, as well as intends to organise a series of pedagogical actions with young people for the transmission of cultural values.
He explained that the objective is not only to preserve but to retrieve the traditional dances candowa, calucuta and maringa, among other folk dances of recreation and ceremonies.
He said that the male and female initiation rituals (mukada and kafundegi) regarded as sources of youth preparation for adulthood, which are on the verge of extinction, also motivated the elaboration of the projects.
It is also intended to encourage clay handicrafts and diversified sculptures, re-launching traditional instruments such as ngoma (drums), puita, among others.
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