Chisamba: Initiation Dance from Malawi


Recorded at Kalupe village Sub T/A Nkagula, Zomba; Malawi, 12.02.2018; Dyna Malamusi

Chisamba is an initiation dance performed by a group of elderly women when a woman gets her first child as a way to welcome her to motherhood. These women sings, drumms and dances to songs that carries some useful information to their fellow woman.

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