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Gokwe will be the place to be for culture enthusiasts as a culture festival has been set for Semuchembo to celebrate the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development in May. The location, Semuchembo which is one of the few habitations of minority Shangwe and Nambya ethnic groups is set to give the world a glimpse of the rich heritage Zimbabwe has to offer.

National Arts Council of Zimbabwe Provincial Arts Manager for the Midlands, Abigail Sivanda confirmed the development saying there would be no short of interesting activities and performances. “We have decided to stage the festival in Semuchembo, Gokwe because of the rich cultural heritage and practices that the ethnic groups there still practice to this day.

“Confirmed already for the event are Namibian performers and quiet a long list of traditional performers from across the country and I can assure culture enthusiasts that Semuchembo will be the place to be, come May,” explained Sivanda.

Sivanda revealed that the week-long celebrations will see a number of activities lined up for the commemorations.

“There is going to be week-long celebrations and we are going to have cultural expeditions, ethico-indigenous folklore, cultural performances such as dances as well as many other cultural related activities.

“We are also going to create a platform for dialogue on cultural diversity and co-operation but interestingly there will be traditional cuisines from different cultural backgrounds to suit all tastes and preferences,” explained Sivanda.

Source : The Herald

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