Benefitting country(ies): Namibia
Aixan /gâna/ōb ǂans tsî //khasigu ancestral music is performed by the Nama and Damara communities, who mainly reside in Hardap, Karas, Erongo, Kunene and Otjozondjupa, situated in the northern and southern regions of Namibia. The music is practised as a means of entertainment at social events, such as during the dance to welcome the rainy season and wedding ceremonies, and also as a medium of instruction in girl’s education during their initiation into womanhood. The Namibia National Commission for UNESCO is responsible for preparing the nomination file in close collaboration with the Directorate of Heritage and Culture Programmes within the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture. Technical support from a professional videographer and an expert is also foreseen.
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