People from all walks of life on Saturday converged at Kungoni Centre of Culture at Mua in Dedza for a cultural festival that featured traditional dances from across the country.
The festival was organised as one way of encouraging people to maintain their culture and tradition through traditional dance and music.
The well-patronised event saw traditional dances such as Ingoma, Beni, Chisamba, Ching’ande and others performed.
Speaking after the event, Father Claude Boucher, popularly known as Bambo Chisale, said he has been encouraging people to maintain their culture and tradition as one way of praising God and enjoying their lives.
“People should use culture and tradition as a tool to bring peace and love among themselves,” said Chisale, who is a priest at Mua Catholic Mission in Dedza.
He said the lives of people are enriched when they know their culture, practice their tradition and are proud of where they are coming from.
“As you can see, this is strictly traditional dances and songs. We are just celebrating our culture this way,” said Chisale.
Nkhotakota Cultural Centre manager Tor Rand thanked organisers for the cultural event and inviting them to the festival.
Father Chisale established the Kungoni Centre in 1976 and Kungoni Cultural Troupe in 1999.