Ingoma Ya MapikoMozambique
Urgent Safeguarding List 2023
EN: Lipiko, the keeper of tradition - In his solitary walk, lipiko, the man in the mask is composed of a mask, a suit and, sometimes, an instrument that can be a hoe or something else. Coming from a secrect location, follow the itinerary to the venue. It is the encounter between lipiko, drummers, singers and the audience that is called Mapiko.
EN: Mapiko performance in the community of Muidumbe, one of the three districts that make up the Makonde highland
EN: The team that makes up Lipiko's orchestration, the singers, the chorists to present Mapiko together
EN: Mapiko's performance in the district of Muidumbe, Aldeia Mwatito, one of the three districts with a tradition of this oral and intangible expression of humanity
EN: Matias, a Ndunda sculptor - one of the rare Makonde sculptor, painter and xylographer who has his own workshop where he creates masks. There is a school under construction for kids in his Mueda district.
EN: Lingundumbwe, the women Mapiko - A group of women performing Lingundumbwe, a genre they consider to be a choreographic representation of Mapiko by Makonde women who also participated in their initiation rites. A dance in every way the same as the Mapiko, except for the mask which, in the case of women, is made of capunlana in Namatil district.
EN: Delegation of Mapiko at the Festival National of Culture held in Beira, a biennial event that allows valuing cultural heritage makers.
EN: Singer of Makonde - Mapiko is considered complete when there are female singers whose involvement creates a sense of belonging to thé village. In this village of Nangade, women form thé chorus that leads the Lipsko to the rhythm of the drums.
EN: Makonde art has a large dimension of sculpture without which village life would lose its identity. Nyeya paints her sculptures with paint extracted from her own tree in the bush. He is an artist who embodies the rituals of Makonde highland.
EN: The sound, harmony and rhythm is an essential combination for lipiko to dance with enthusiasm and joy that engages the community. In this image, we see how important a good tuning of the drums is for Lipiko to dance and make the community proud in competitions between villages.