Chewas set for Kulamba Traditional Ceremony

Chewa Heritage Foundation (CHEFO)  says preparations for this years Kulamba  ceremony is progressing well.

Publicity secretary Chefo, Hendrix Chikuni said all is set for this years ceremony.

Chikuni said Chefo has organised Dinner and Dance which will  take place on 1 August 2014 at the magnificent Crossroads Hotel.

“We are asking Chewas and even non Chewas wherever they are to come in lorge number at the Dance,”s aid Chikuni.

Girls dancing at Kulamba ceremony
Girls dancing at Kulamba ceremony

Chikuni said cards are available for sale at Chefo office and other individuals.

Coordinator of Chewa Chiefs and their subjects, Senior chief Lukwa of Kasungu  said,  this years Kulamba ceremony will be unique.

“This year we are also expecting chewas from Tanzania, Zimbabwe and South Africa in addition to Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia,”said Lukwa.

Senior Chief Tsabango of Lilongwe said this year he has organised anamwali, Gulewamkulu and Chisamba.

He  said the whole Lilongwe is ready to showcase various dances in Zambia.

Senior Chief Tsabango urged more Chewas to go and attend the Ceremony.

Kulamba is a Chewa traditional ceremony which takes place last Saturday of August at the Chewa Royal Headquarters at Mkaika in Zambia under the King of the Chewa People  His  Majesty Kalonga Gawa Undi.

During the real function which attracts a lot of tourists from overseas, Kalonga leads the procession of Chiefs and greets her Queen Mother Nyangu while seated in her Royal Rutunda, before taking his  Royal seat in the Kasusu which is housed in within  Dzimbabwe(the place where actual ceremony takes place).

Every year Malawi Government send senior officials to represent the president but in 2007 President Bingu wa Mutharika became the first president to attend the ceremony and it is not clear if Professor Peter Mutharika will follow foot steps of his brother and attend the ceremony.

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