How the hare became a king by Edith Dyton

There was a big village where all animals lived in. The elephant was the king there. In that village the tortoise had grown different kinds of crops on its field. For this reason, some animals became jealous. They agreed to go and destroy these crops. They indeed went there and destroyed the crops. This brought…

Jealousy: A story told by Bazilio Banda (83years)_Zambia

There were boys who went to hunt animals. While there, only one boy managed to kill an animal because he had dogs. The boys who did not kill any animal became jealous. They set off to the village. Before they reached home, one of them suggested that they should have a play. “Let us kill…

Nyao dance

Recorded at Dzunga village, Mozambique, 13.07.2014 ; Dyna Malamusi Nyao as it is called in Mozambique, is a masked dance performed by the chewa of Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. It takes place usually at male initiation ceremonies, funerals, installation of chiefs and . The dance is a symbolic as a meddium between the ancestral world…