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Traditional Malawian Dance

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Uploaded on Jul 14, 2006

This dance, called malipenga, was performed in my village (Champhira, in the northern region of Malawi) for a community event. It's always performed by elderly men, and the costurmes were inspired by the uniforms worn by European soldiers during world war 2. During colonial rule, African men were taken to Europe to join in fighting there, but they found the clothes amusing, and took some of the ideas back home.

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