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Malipenga Dance Tour

Country: Malawi
City: Likoma Island
Duration: 3 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Cultural Dance

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The malipenga, dance music of the Tonga people of Nyasaland, now called Malawi, is said to have originated in imitations of military drills, substituting singing horns--kazoolike instruments--for military brass instruments. Hugh Tracey recorded this music in 1957. The people were from Malawi, but the recordings were made in mining compounds in Zambia and South Africa.

Dancing competitions known locally as malipenga are frequently held at weekends and are extremely interesting to watch due to the traditional instruments that are used and the eccentric colonial costumes the men wear. If you are visiting over a weekend watching one of the dance competitions is a must.

General Information

Minimum 2 pax – maximum 100 pax

Children under 12 years pay ½ price, children under 2 years are free.

Large groups may be accommodated on request

Each individual tour takes ± 2 hours including transfers

Tours may be combined with other historical or cultural tours to make a half day or full day excursion.

What you need to bring

Camera

Hat/Cap, sunglasses

Sunscreen and mosquito repellent

Excursions Include

Bottled water

Return transfers from hotels within town

Pick up times from Hotel/ Lodge.

Flexible depending on guide availability

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