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Malipenga Dance - Malawi
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Malipenga is a joyful dance and is a form of dance drama and is found in central and northern regions of Malawi. It creates mimes and movements to drumming.
Malipenga started in Nkhata Bay District and spread all over the Northern Region of Malawi. In the Central Region, Mganda, which is a varient of Malipenga is performed in Kasungu, Nkhota kota, Salima, Ntchisi, Dowa and Lilongwe Districts.
A Malipenga group is known as a'Boma'. Each 'Boma' has its own administrative structure. The success of the Boma is the pride of the whole village. The dance is performed for the entertainment on various occasions.
February 6th, 2012
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