Chonde Performs Vimbuza Traditional Dance

The Vimbuza tradition is effectively a set of practices and beliefs of which the Vimbuza dance is part; is a traditional healing procedure, to cure psychological illnesses as well as exorcise demons. In some places it is specifically called mkhalachitatu Vimbuza. Mkhalachitatu Vimbuza is one of the names given to Vimbuza dances performed as an exorcism rite when one is possessed by demons or evil spirits.


It is predominantly performed in Rumphi, but has spread to Mzimba, Karonga, Kasungu and other districts. The dance is also performed in Nkhata Bay where it is called masyabi and here it incorporates indigenous variations. (Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tumbuka_people#Vimbuza)


One of our pupils in Grade 1 performed the Vimbuza Traditional Dance. Here is a video of the performance


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