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Mutomboko - War dance of the Luba-Lunda Empire

Mutomboko is one of the biggest and most significant ceremonies in eastern and southern Africa, although beyond the region it´s nearly unknown. It is held by the Luba-Lunda people from Kazembe state in Mwansabombwe/Kazembe, northeastern Zambia. People are coming from all over the country and even from neighboring DR Congo. Mutomboko is the war dance of the Luba-Lunda, danced by the king Chief Mwata Kazembe in his traditional outfit at the end of two days of rituals and paying homage to the ancestors, dancing and chanting.

TAGS: Africa, Ceremony, Dance, Zambia

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2016
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 18, 2016, 10:39 a.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Mwansabombwe/Kazembe, Zambia