Plan de acción de salvaguardia de la danza de la curación Vimbuza

  • Presupuesto del proyecto:
    • 90.834 US$
  • :
    • Japan Funds-in-Trust
  • Fechas de implementación:
    • 01/11/2006 - 01/12/2009

Países beneficiarios: Malawi


Popular among the Tumbuka people, the Vimbuza is practised by renowned traditional healers in a special ritual. Patients slowly enter trance, while the audience performs songs to call helping spirits. Vimbuza is a useful complement to other forms of medical treatment.

The safeguarding project seeks to:

  • encourage the transmission of skills and knowledge to younger generations, and
  • raise awareness about the importance of safeguarding the Vimbuza as part of traditional health practices.

The action plan includes:

  • legal protections and training Vimbuza healers on intellectual property rights;
  • creating an inventory based on field research in close cooperation with the practicing community;
  • organizing dance festivals, thematic workshops and discussion panels broadcast on radio and television;
  • developing educational programmes for young museum visitors of Mzuzu Regional Museum; and
  • distributing educational leaflets in the Chitumbuka language.

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