Do you want to be immersed in African culture beauties?
Landlocked by South Africa and bordered by Mozambique, the Kingdom of Swaziland is the perfect place for a unique cultural experience, with flowing dances and songs.
In this little country, with its beautiful landscapes, you will attend the colourful ceremonies which take place regularly to mark special occasions such as weddings, royal rituals or national festivals. These ceremonies are part of Swazi traditions that have endured for generations and give the nation a feeling of union, featuring a marvellous amalgam of punctuated choreography by ancestral songs.
No doubt, the discovery of music and Swazi traditional songs that accompany many dances, such as the Sibhaca dance, will be one of your most intense holiday memories. This energetic dance is marked by a striking harmony feet, accompanied by the sound of big drums and beats blocks of wood and songs.
This show featuring songs of various styles can last up to two or three hours: two or three hours of wonderment!
If you want to live an impressive Swazi cultural experience, Mantenga Cultural Village is the best place to discover its musical richness. This village has a group of internationally renowned dancers, alternating performances around the world.
If you want to experience a musical immersion, you have to attend one of the major festivals and ceremonies of Swaziland, like Incwala ceremony, which is one of the most sacred of the kingdom. It takes several days and consists of many rituals, during which the king plays an important role.
Also, fellow travellers, don’t miss the MTN Bushfire from 29 to 31 May! This international renowned festival celebrates the creative expression and promotes social responsibility donating all of its profits to local charities.
On the program: 3 days of local and international live music, theatre, poetry, circus, dance and visual arts.
The MTN Bushfire is located in the Ezulwini Valley in the heart of Swaziland, and annually hosts more than 20,000 festival-goers from around the world.
By Candice Chapel
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