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Perform Zulu Traditional Dance, Music, Drumming.


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    Name: Msizeni Mngadi
    Biography: Traditional Zulu dancing is an important part of the Zulu culture. Dancing is usually performed during a traditional Zulu ceremony, and is accompanied by vibrant singing and sometimes the beating of drums. This dance can be performed during cultural ceremonies like slaughterings, weddings and whenever people are happy or celebrating something. Zulu dancing is something quite spectacular, especially when the performers are fully dressed in traditional attire. Indlamu is slightly different to just any traditional dancing, as there are no singing – just drums and roar-sounds occasionally. This traditional dance is most often associated with Zulu culture but has escalated to other tribes throughout Africa and is growing fast in the tourism world. It is performed with drums and full traditional attire and is derived from the war dances of the warriors. This war dance is untouched by Western influence probably because it is regarded as a touchstone of Zulu identity. Full regimental attire, precise timing and uncompromised posture are required. It is danced by men of any age wearing skin (amabeshu), headrings, ceremonial belts, ankle rattles, shields and weapons like knobkeries and spears. While indlamu uses similar steps as girls do for ingoma, it has a much more calculated, less frantic feel, showing off muscular strength and control of the weapons with mock stabs at imaginary enemies. Dancers are more likely to make eye contact with the audience. Various drums and whistles accompany the dance. INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCES: - 2016 Latium World Folklore Festival in Italy, Cori and SARDEGNA IN FESTA ,Florinas Italy. - May and October 2016 MSC SIFONIA CRUISE SHIP. - August 2017 ,19th Kuru Dance Festival ( San People) in Botswana.

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