Red Flag Commando Hall hosts cultural dances extravaganza

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By Sabina Elago

WINDHOEK– The Red Flag Commando Hall in Katutura is the rendesvouz tonight and tomorrow night for lovers of traditional dances when  the St. Stephen Roman Apostolic Church hosts a traditional dances extravaganza.

Paatjee Meroro, Secretary of the church, says the traditional music show  aims  to take the community back to its roots, for it to know and remember where it comes from. Folklorists are also addressing and educating their communities on the cultural ways of the community in the past. Among them Hiangaruu Veseevete, Dave Veziruapi Rukero. They also hope and expect  a representative of the City of Windhoek  to make the community aware of the effect of damage to property and how the community can help maintain these properties.

“Audiences will be entertained with male traditional dance, (omuhiva) and female traditional dance (outjina) by Kataura Zamuee, Kakii Kandiimuine, Uakahungira Katjipi, Tjiuree Katjipi, Marikutuka Katjipi and Raseuatjo Viakondo,” Meroro entices. With most of these modern day dances, the list would not be complete without veteran dancer, Alfons Tjongarero. Tickets are N$30 in advance  and N$50 at the door.  Advance tickets are available from Meroro (0812119915), Kataura Zamuee (0813777761), Bishop Kandjima (0812468974). The show today starts at six O’clock (18H00) while tomorrow it is starting at two O’clock (14H00) till late.

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