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Vimbuza Healing Dance

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UNESCO: Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - 2008
URL: http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/RL/...
Description: Vimbuza is a healing dance popular among the Tumbuka people living in northern Malawi. It is an important manifestation of the ngoma, a healing tradition found throughout Bantu-speaking Africa. Ngoma, meaning drums of affliction, carries considerable historical depth and, despite various attempts over the years to suppress it, remains a fundamental part of indigenous healthcare systems.
Most patients are women who suffer from various forms of mental illness. They are treated for some weeks or months by renowned healers who run a temphiri, a village house where patients are accommodated. After being diagnosed, patients undergo a healing ritual. For this purpose, women and children of the village form a circle around the patient, who slowly enters into a trance, and sing songs to call helping spirits. The only men taking part are those who beat spirit-specific drum rhythms and, in some cases, a male healer. Singing and drumming combine to create a powerful experience, providing a space for patients to dance their disease. Its continually expanding repertoire of songs and complex drumming, and the virtuosity of the dancing are all part of the rich cultural heritage of the Tumbuka people.
The Vimbuza healing ritual goes back to the mid-nineteenth century, when it developed as a means of overcoming traumatic experiences of oppression, and it further developed as a healing dance under British occupation, although it was forbidden by Christian missionaries. By becoming possessed by Vimbuza spirits, people could express these mental problems in a way that was accepted and understood by the surrounding society. For the Tumbuka,Vimbuza has artistic value and a therapeutic function that complements other forms of medical treatment. Vimbuza is still practised in rural areas where the Tumbuku live, but it continues to face oppression by Christian churches and modern medicine.
Country(ies): Malawi

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SAN (Bushman) Healing Dance Botswana Africa

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San (Bushmen) spiritual ceremony, healing trance dance filmed in the Kalahari Desert in Botswana (Africa) for 'Spirits of Africa' documentary series by Ton van der Lee. The traditional healer dances for hours, gets into a trance, leaves his body to connect with the ancestors and his 'power animal' and returns to the dance to heal the people around the fire with the power he has received. Camera Jeffrey Barbee. For more info: www.spiritsofafrica.com and www.tonvanderlee.nl

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Foli- rythme

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Mise en ligne le 25 oct. 2010

Dedicated to the people of Baro. Please share.

Life has a rhythm, it's constantly moving.
The word for rhythm ( used by the Malinke tribes ) is FOLI.
It is a word that encompasses so much more than drumming, dancing or sound.
It's found in every part of daily life.
In this film you not only hear and feel rhythm but you see it.
It's an extraordinary blend of image and sound that
feeds the senses and reminds us all
how essential it is.




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La vida tiene un ritmo, está en constante movimiento. 
La palabra para el ritmo (de las tribus Malinké) es Foli. 
Es una palabra que abarca mucho más que tocar el tambor, el baile o el sonido. 
Se encuentra en cada parte de la vida cotidiana. 
En esta película no sólo escucha y siente el ritmo, también lo vé. 
Es una extraordinaria mezcla de imagen y sonido que 
alimenta los sentidos y nos recuerda a todos 
lo esencial que es.




La vie a un rythme, est en mouvement constant. Le mot pour le rythme (des tribus malinké) est Foli. C'est un mot qui englobe beaucoup plus de tambours, la danse ou le son. Il se trouve dans chaque partie de la vie quotidienne. Ce film n'est pas seulement entendre et sentir le rythme, voit aussi. Il est un extraordinaire mélange de l'image et du son qui nourrit les sens 
 et nous rappelle à tous combien essentielle 
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By the brothers Thomas Roebers and Floris Leeuwenberg


Film crew during one month in Baro, Guinee Afrika.


Beautiful sound recording and sound design Bjorn Warning
Translator and Rhythm specialist Thomas Bonekamp

With special thanks to the chief:

DJEMBEFOLA |: Mansa Camio

info@thomasroebers.com

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Baraka - Kecak

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Mise en ligne le 10 août 2009

Baraka (1992) - part - 'Kecak' Balinese Monkey Chant.

Directed by Ron Fricke. A movie with no conventional plot: merely a collection of expertly photographed scenes.

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