Makuya Performing Arts Festival

The Makuya Traditional Culture and Performing Arts Festival is held annually in the Mtwara region of Southern Tanzania - this year, its in Masasi. A small town inland from the port of Lindi on the road to Songea. The name comes from the 3 participating tribes, Makonde, Makua and Yao

This years event has an anticipated 26 groups of dances, performing their pulsing rhythmic dance with rings of feathers over their white powdered faces, jumping and stomping with passionate calls and raising the dust with their energy.

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