Ingonyama to tour Namibia


Hailing from the small but richly talented community of Dete, in the Matebeleland North province, is a nine-member traditional group, Ingonyama, slowly establishing as traditional ambassadors of Zimbabwe. The group made a successful debut at HIFA early this year.


he ensemble has been together for the past four years and is getting stronger with each passing year.
Until recently, Ingonyama has been mainly involved in educational tours supported by the Hwange Lion Research to take the message of wildlife conservation to schools and villages in the Matebeleland North province through the interactive mediums of dance, drama and music.

Ingonyama is the Ndebele word for Lion, the king of beasts, and that could be the group’s metaphor for its distinctive stature in the performance world. In an interview, the manager of the group, Blakeley said Ingonyama would tour Namibia later this month. In September, the group will make a guest appearance at the Intwasa Arts Festival in Bulawayo.

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