Ulendo Safaris is helping visitors to experience Malawi’s arts and culture.
As 2019 kicks in, so too does the urge to travel and where there are people, there is art. According to Ulendo Safaris, in Malawi, this is no different, as fine and performing arts are very much alive. There is no shortage of artists and, in many communities, singing, dancing and art are integrated into everyday life, which draws on their cultural heritage.
Along with trips to Malawi’s majestic lake and productive wildlife regions, there is also so much arts and culture to experience in the Warm Heart of Africa. This is why a visit to the Mua Mission is not complete without visiting the Kungoni Centre of Art and Culture, one of the country’s leading cultural museum and artistic centres.
The Kungoni Centre has collected over 4000 works by over 200 artists. Ulendo recently had the opportunity to chat to one of the artists, Peter Phansisi, who plays an integral part in the ongoing sustainability and development of the centre. He is passionate about the cultural and artistic activity of each and every art project that the centre seeks to record.
The centre’s art gallery and showroom is a tribute to the Chewa, Ngoni and Yao people of Malawi, and illustrates their important history and culture. While taking you on the journey through the centre, Peter explains how the artists listed on their walls have come to be internationally famous for their carvings and artwork. Some of the pieces on display tell a magnificent story and other pieces evoke many emotions.
Ulendo invites visitors to experience Malawi’s local community through its art, culture and history.