Traditional Dances

Zambian Traditional Dances The 78 different tribes that make up the fabric of traditional Zambia society provide a rich tapestry of traditional music and dance. The larger tribes include the Bemba, Lozi, Nsenga and Ngoni. All the local tribes have their unique songs and dance.

The African drum, a well-known instrument of communication (it preceded mobile phone texting and Emails in the village) is also widely used as the basic instrument.

Dance moves involve a combination energetic steps and graceful movement. Zambians show a highly developed sense of rythym. Here's a collection of some video clips showing traditional dancers from different parts of  Zambia.

Click on the map to see details of videos in a larger map.

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