BY AGATHA CHUMA
THE popular Chibuku Neshamwari Dance Festival is back!
Celebrating and promoting the art of dance, the festival will this year take place on May 28. Since time immemorial, dance has been part of our lives and culture as a way to express and communicate our inner feelings. And the Chibuku Neshamwari festival hopes to do just that.
In a statement yesterday, Delta corporation general manager Patricia Murambinda said: “We are pleased to announce that Chibuku Neshamwari will roar to life on the 28th of May 2022. The festival has, over the years, afforded dance groups global recognition and performances at various corporate and cultural events. This festival has become important in promoting and ensuring that traditional dances, which are some of our crucial intangible cultural heritages, are celebrated.
“Dance and music play an important part in the way people interact, celebrate and narrate their past. To this end, Chibuku Neshamwari Traditional Dance Festival has kept alive traditional dances that define the country and its people.
“Chibuku Neshamwari Dance Festival will hold dance competitions, where participants from across the 10 provinces of Zimbabwe will come through and compete. The top three winning groups will receive prize money. This will then culminate in a national final, where winners from the 10 provinces will battle it out to be crowned overall winners.”
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