KuNgoni Centre of Culture and Art are in the Dedza district of Malawi.
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We spent 3 days at the centre. They provide a wealth of information on Malawi history and culture.
A nineteenth-century Roman Catholic mission station that has spawned a museum of cultural history unsurpassed in the region and an organization for marketing the incredibly imaginative and complex work of local carvers and sculptors.
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Mua Mission is found just off the the main lakeshore road, the M5. The mission is famous for the quality of the wood carvings produced (and sold) there. The standards are superb and the prices reasonable.

Father Claude

The KuNgoni Centre of Culture & Art was established in 1976 by a Canadian missionary Fr. Claude Boucher Chisale. Fr. Boucher has dedicated his life to researching, recording and preserving Malawian culture. The Centre has grown from an art co-operative to a vibrant cultural centre. It provides insights into the history and culture of Malawi through the Chamare Museum, the Carving Centre and the new Research Centre/Library. The museum describes the Chewa, Ngoni amd Yao cultures, their rites of passage, their interaction with one another and their encounter with Islam and Christianity. It also holds a unique display of Gule Wamkulu masks, texts and images and dances can be arranged.

The Cultural Programmes present a selection of traditional dances and songs from the Chewa, Ngoni and Yao cultures. These are performed in traditional regalia, researched and recreated by the Centre, making the performances authentic and true to tradition. The origins of each performance are interpreted for the audience.

Benefiting the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre. So we got us a beautiful piece oil painting of a Baobab and ladies around it. Panji gas some excellent work, will like to shoot more of it and maybe grab a couple more pieces.

But we only checked out the monkeys. This is right smack in the center of the city, so i’m sure we’ll be back. Its more of a rescue zoo…

Yesterday

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Listening to a great show on debt and the credit crunch on www.thislife.org

Yahoo Censorship Still Sucks, Part Four

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Amy went with Mark on a shoot and got this amazing image. More on amygottlieb.net


New room! remodel Alyssa work with Mema sweat! and a Digital Camera, finally!

I picked up Wolfie from school today, they had “Swiss Day” food and culture. After wolfie and i went to Central Market where we got cheez and chocolate for fondues, we got home and surprised him with his NEW AND IMPROVED room. And then we opened presents and ate some Claypot i picked up earlier.

Memaw and Papaw gave him a digital camera, definetely the coolest present. He was very impresed by his renovated bedroon though, it does look very cool.

Alyssa also got him some very special rocks and fossils! and Amy and I got him an electronic set where he can build radios and other cool circuitry. Oh and The Simpsons videogame!


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