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Title: SIACHILABA PRIMARY SCHOOL: VIBRANT NGOMA PERFORMING YOUTH GROUP
Post by: Peter Kuthan / AZFA on August 06 2007
The group was performing on Saturday 25 July 2007 morning at
Siachilaba Primary School during the visit of visitors from AZFA / Austria and Horizon3000 office in Harare.

They performed a dance and sang about the unstable man who loved his wife but the wife
rejected his ambitions.

During their dance, the young performers do war and hunting scenes called
kuzemba. Girls refuse to agree that only males have the stamina to blow
the Nyele horns and are very keen to learn how to blow the horns.

The same pupils are also involved in bead work, basket-making, music and art.
In this regard the Tonga.Online Project is lobbying for the revival of Tonga
Culture in connection with the above activities.

The school has included cultural activities on club days where they
practise once a week. The group will also be into the business of selling
Tonga art on bead work, baskets & crafts.

Pupils involved in this group are girls and boys in grades four, five and six respectively.


from Theophorah Sianyuka in Siachilaba