Amagugu International Heritage Centre in Zimbabwe, situated near the city of Bulawayo, south-west of the country hosted the Matobo Heritage Festival.

The festival ran from the 31st of July to the 5th of August and what an unforgettable music, dance and drumming experience in the Matobo Hills. The line-up of events included traditional dances and games under the theme:  ‘Enhancing awareness of indigenous cultural heritage’.

We feature some of the acts and other interesting pictures.

A woman shows off some of the crafts. The items were for sale during the festival.

 

Some of the artefacts on display in one of the Amagugu International Heritage Centre huts.

 

Director of Amagugu International Heritage Centre, Pathisa Nyathi showing the former mayor of Bulawayo, Japhet Ndabeni Ncube around the centre

 

Nobuntu performing during the festival

 

Nobuntu performing during the festival.

 

Part of the festival audience.

 

Interactive drumming with Drums of Peace.

 

IYASA performing during the festival.

 

IYASA performing during the festival.

 

Drums of Peace and Nobuntu performing during Braai on the rocks; a braai and entertainment excursion up the mountain.

Drums of Peace and Nobuntu performing during Braai on the rocks; a braai and entertainment excursion up the mountain.

Photos: Mgcini Nyoni/This is Africa