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A compilation of the Eenkuwa Cultural Group from Northern Namibia during their performance at a regional culture festival in 2012. The girls, competing in the upper primary category, are ages 15 up to 17. They are of the Owambo tribe and more specifically the Kwambi sub-tribe. The performance consists of a drama followed by 3 dances that are specific to Kwambi traditional culture. The drama and singing is all in the Oshiwambo language. This performance won the girls first place at the competition.
Insight into the Namibian village life - Oshiwambo culture of Namibia. Video take in the Ohangwena region of the northern part of Namibia. READ NAMIBIA BLOG at https://valentinasworldtravel.wordpress.com/2017/03/07/with-love-from-namibia-land-of-the-brave/
Website: http://www.seantucker.photography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/ I put out a video recently talking about how to start moving your photography career in a particular direction. I asked myself what sort of photography really spoke to me, and in my case it was pretty obvious. It was people photography. Portraits. Especially portraits of people from different contexts and with different stories to my own. My photography heroes are Steve McCurry, Sebastiao Salgado, Jimmy Nelson and Joey L for his work in Africa, India and Syria. I understand that it’s a different era now and that grabbing a job at National Geographic is not a realistic option. I also know that no one is coming to knock on my door to hire me for this sort of work just because I would love to do it....
Twenty-nine-year-old Zuma Katjiuonga lives two lives. In Namibia's capital Windhoek, he works as a lighting technician for a regional TV broadcaster. He leads a modern life and has been in a relationship for two years. But he also belongs to the nomadic Himba tribe and feels bound to its traditions.It's estimated that around 7,000 Himba live in Namibia and Angola today. Most of Africa's nomadic tribes have long since settled down. Today there are just eight large nomadic tribes on the continent, like the Massai. But they, too, have to balance a life between the modern world and traditional customs. For more go to http://www.dw.de/program/global-3000/s-11487-9798
Curiously, the tradition of beaded jewellery in African culture relied on European beads. These were brought by traders to barter for African goods such as ivory. In Himba culture image and appearance are very important. They just have other plastic art that they create on their own body. No painting or sculpture mold, but . A tribe is viewed, developmentally or historically, as a social group existing before the development of, or outside, states. A tribe is a group of distinct people, .
The Himba people of northern Namibian have maintained their unique culture for centuries. That is despite challenges from an unforgiving climate and outside pressures. But for how much longer can they preserve their way of life? CCTV's Maria Galang reports
What happens when a traveler encounters the Himba tribe in Namibia? Earlier this year, Sussan Mourad travelled with the World Nomads film crew to explore Namibia. The highlight of the trip was the day spent visiting a nomadic Himba tribe deep in the heart of Namibia. While apprehensive at first, Sussan managed to connect with the women of the tribe despite language and cultural barriers. After speaking extensively about the Himba women's unique beauty regime of applying ochre and fat to their skin, Sussan asks if she too can try out the treatment. Watch as Sussan is transformed from traveller to tribal woman -- and see how the women of the tribe react to her new look. *Note: Being invited into a Himba village and being dressed like a Himba woman is not a common occurrence in Nami...
More info at http://www.lamanchamedia.org including extra clips. The Wild West of Nambia explores the great and eerie Skeleton Coast, the shipwrecks there including the Dunedin Star, the souls of the dead diamond hunters on her shores and the history of the diamond rush at the turn of the century. Inland discoveries include the elusive Flip Stander, who has lived in the desert among the desert lions, documenting them for his website, desertlion.info. After a surreptitious border crossing into Angola we learn of the Himba people, their matriarchal society, their tragic past, the infamous German General Lother Von Trotha, who nearly decimated them in what is considered a precursor to the Nazi Genocide, as well as their future struggles in preventing a hydro electric dam from ruining their la...
Living Museum of the Bushmen in north-eastern Namibia, approx. 23 km north of Tsumkwe. The Bushmen show visitors their old historic, traditional culture, including hunting methods , the use of various bush food, tracking, snaring and making crafts, singing, healing dances and much more. The dress worn is reconstructed historically correct and all activities shown are original of their old culture. It's in very stark contrast to their actual current lifestyle in the adjacent Modern Village (see video: https://youtu.be/aC5qe-62V9U), which looks more like a slum and seems to be dominated by drug and alcohol consumption. What a shame that the oldest populations of humans on Earth has taken such a turn!
On our journey there is a lot of learning about culture. In February we spent a lot of time with the Himbas trying to understand more about the culture and attire of the people. It is unusual to meet Himba people who speak English so it was pleasant to ask questions and learn a little bit about this young man and his life.