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Simba Dance Holiday

 


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 The Simba Dance Holiday’s program suits a wide variety of people. It’s also great for who are serious about learning to/do rhythmic dance.You will have pleanty of  free time to explore Zimbabwe your self.You will also  have opportunity to practice with Simba Dance Company.

Simba Dance programs give you the chance to meet real Zimbabwean people and learn about their way of life and their culture.

During the holiday you will also get the opportunity to visit some places of breathtaking beauty and historical interests which you will remember forever.

.....Vibrant rhythms, the land best attractions and refreshing Zimbabwean cocktails, exotic natural beauty are sure to awaken all of your senses...

Pricing of the Holiday is 15000 NOK. This includes all tuition, accommodation, meals, ground transport, special performances, demonstrations and outings for the four week intensive course.

All bookings will require a deposit of 7000 NOK.

In addition to this will be the cost of airfare, visa, vaccinations and insurance.

Come and join us on this most unforgettable holiday to  Zimbabwe,Southern Africa, from end  April to end July every year!.

If you are interested in exploring the vibrant Zimbabwean culture and want to learn from the best Zimbabwean dancers in the heart of Harare-Zimbabwe,please contact the Simba Arts's Director(Simbarashe Norman Fulukia)

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Culture

There are a huge percentage of artists in Zimbabwe. Many Zimbabweans make a living out of traditional arts, such as pottery, basketry, textiles, jewellery and carving. The work is brilliant and Zimbabwe has some of the best sculptors in the world.

A little less than half of Zimbabweans belong to Christian churches. The Mwari cult is the dominant non-Christian religion. This entails ancestor worship, and spiritual mediation. Mwari, the unknowable being, speaks to his human subjects through The Voice of Mwari, a cave-dwelling oracle who is most often female. The oracle serves as an intercessionary between the spirits, the god and the people.

English is the official language of Zimbabwe, however, it is the first language for only about 2% of the population. The rest of the population are native speakers of Bantu languages, the two most prominent of which are Shona, spoken by 76% of the population, and Sindebele, spoken by 18%.

Zimbabwean cuisine is mainly made of sadza, a white maize meal porridge and nyama, which is meat, usually beef or chicken, but can also be crocodile, kudu and impala. Fruit and vegetables are limited.



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Traditional dances

Zimbabweans have distinct traditional cultural ceremonies that they enjoy and hold in high esteem. These range from the royal coronations, burial of kings, rainmaking, military rites as well as first fruits ceremonies.      

The traditional events are characterised by captivating dance and song such as Mbakumba, Jiti, Ngororombe, Jerusarema, Muchongoyo, Mhande, Shangani dance, Nyawo, Mbaqanga, Imbongi, Chilimba, Mpande, Ingoma and Buntibe. These eye-catching and spectacular dances are accompanied by Zimbabwe’s traditional music that has an exciting rich rhythm. The songs are poetic and usually encompass numerous life riddles. They are always in line with the dynamics of the occasion and depict the mood of the people. 

Zimbabwean cultural ceremonies are supported by such instruments as Marimba (xylophone) mbira, Gnome (drums), horns and rattles. Zimbabwean traditional music and dance is captivating living first time viewers with a tale of a life time.