Tambo International Art Camp and Festival "Celebrating Cultural Diversity" International

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Country and Region MozambiqueCabo Delgado
Type of Festival Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival Pemba, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique
Festival Contact Information

Tambo Tambulani Tambo
Vitor Raposo, Contact
Phone: +258 82 44 06 530, or +258 82 66 13 400
Email: tambulanimoz@gmail.com

Festival Description

The Cultural Association Tambo Tambulani Tambo was founded in 1995 in Pemba, Cabo Delgado Province of Mozambique. The organization promotes art through its own productions of making cultural events and to defend the rights and possibilities of artists. The small annual festival they organize—”Celebrating Cultural Diversity”, is one of the ways they promote performing artists within different forms of expressions—which also offer spectators the possibility to experience different art performances. The program includes: traditional dance, theatre, music, dance, painting, stand-up comedy, acrobatics and much more. All this is done on a voluntarily basis. The festival will include an art camp with workshops, performances, visits to other cultural settings in Pemba and taking part of our festival.

Tambo Tambulani Tambo seeks to broaden the promotion of cultural diversity by also encouraging international relationships across the border. Both to show their performances outside Mozambique and by having foreign artists take part in events in Mozambique at the centre.

Festival Dates July 15 - 21, 2013
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Festival Events:

Programming 2013:
  • 7 days of unique possibilities to experience the multicultural art scene and traditions of Pemba-Mozambique. Together with local artists and from abroad you can participate in:
    • Workshops of dance, theatre, music, design and more
    • Visits to local art communities like the Mapiko dancers, Makonde art, the Arab influenced Tufo and Damba singing and more
    • Performances
    • The VIII Tambo Festival ”Celebrating Cultural Diversity”


Other Sources:

  • Tambo International Art Camp Pemba Mozambique 2009
  • Pemba Mozambique, Tambo International Festival 2009


Practical Info:

Fee 2013:
  • Participation, including food and camping is US$ 120, per person. Please write to tambulanimoz@gmail.com and let us know your art forms of special interest in taking part.
  • The Art Camp takes place at the Cultural Centre “Tambo”, the home of the Tambo Tambulani Tambo in Pemba, located at the 3rd largest bay in the world, a place that has over centuries attracted people from many continents to settle creating a multicultural environment.


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