Kaya Mawa Celebrates the Likoma Summer Cultural Festival

By October 31, 2018 Uncategorized No Comments
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Likoma Island residents, including the Kaya Mawa team, put on their dancing shoes for the Likoma Summer Cultural Festival.

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Kaya Mawa joined in the party atmosphere on Likoma Island during October as the annual Likoma Summer Cultural Festival kicked off with a week of music, dancing and activities on the island. As it has in previous years, the event burst into life with a special party cruise aboard the illustrious Ilala as it undertook its weekly journey across Lake Malawi.

In addition to a stellar line-up of live bands and DJs, the week’s festivities included swimming and rowing competitions, parades and traditional Malipenga and Chioda dances.

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Malipenga is most closely associated with the Tonga people and the dance is said to have originated from imitations of military drills. Each village on Likoma has its own Malipenga group, comprising male dancers, as well as a Chioda group, comprising female dancers. As Kaya Mawa is based in Nkhwazi village there was special attention from the staff and guests on the dancers from the local area.

The Likoma Summer Cultural Festival has been running since 2014 and was originally set up to promote the vibrant culture of the island, encourage tourism and provide a week of fun and excitement for Likoma residents to enjoy. The team at Kaya Mawa all got the chance to experience the festivities and, as in previous years, were delighted to act as a sponsor for this highlight of Likoma’s annual cultural calendar.

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