Zimbabweans have distinct traditional cultural ceremonies that they enjoy and hold in high esteem. These range from the royal coronations, burial of kings, rainmaking, military rites as well as first fruits ceremonies.
The traditional events are characterised by captivating dance and song such as Mbakumba, Jiti, Ngororombe, Jerusarema, Muchongoyo, Mhande, Shangani dance, Nyawo, Mbaqanga, Imbongi, Chilimba, Mpande, Ingoma and Buntibe. These eye-catching and spectacular dances are accompanied by Zimbabwe’s traditional music that has an exciting rich rhythm. The songs are poetic and usually encompass numerous life riddles. They are always in line with the dynamics of the occasion and depict the mood of the people.
Zimbabwean cultural ceremonies are supported by such instruments as Marimba (xylophone) mbira, Gnome (drums), horns and rattles. Zimbabwean traditional music and dance is captivating living first time viewers with a tale of a life time.
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