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 of spirits and the mundane present.

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