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festival in Siachilaba, Zimbabwe
Newsletter # 39
August 15, 2004
September the village of Siachilaba in Zimbabwe´s remote Binga area will
become a hub of cultural exchange again: the Tonga community will be celebrating
the Official Opening of two new computer centres, Siachilaba ITC &
Syanzyundu ITC. At the same time the Switching-On ceremony at Siachilaba
Primary School by the Rural Electrification Agency will be heralding the
advent of electricity and computers.
The event will be
featuring Ngoma Buntibe music groups SIMONGA from Siachilaba, KWAABANA
from Pashu and MALIKO from Chief Sinazongwe´s area in Zambia. The first
time participation of the latter will be in line with the vision and goal
of Tonga.Online. This is to reach out across the waters to the Zambian
side of the River Mulonga in order to facilitate digital communication
within a long time separated community.
Some Mozambican artists
and a KANKOBELA performance will also be part of the program as well as
Karl Ritter´s solo performance, representing the linkage with Windhund
in Vienna. Other features will be the screening of videos covering Austria
– Zimbabwe cultural exchange and a Batonga Museum Exhibition.
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