Nama Cultural Festival taking place this weekend

29 May 2019 07:40am
KEETMANSHOOP, 29 MAY (NAMPA) – The second edition of the Nama Cultural Festival will start at the Westdene Stadium in Keetmanshoop on Thursday.
The four-day festival will be held under the theme ‘|Hao da ni’, which means ‘we will come together’.
In an interview with the media here on Tuesday, festival committee spokesperson Antonio Stuurmann said they are ready to host a bigger and better festival this year.
He said people from all over the world are expected to attend.
“We are proud to note that we have people from amongst others Botswana, South Africa, Germany and England attending and they are excited about attending,” he said.
The 2019 Nama festival was launched by Chief of the |Hôa |Aran ||Aixa ||Aes Afrikaner Traditional Authority, Eduard Afrikaner in March.
The objectives of the festival are to achieve unity, development and social cohesion within the Nama community, as well as the broader Khoisan community.
Activities planned include dances, a panel discussion, sales of traditional food and medicine and the displaying of traditional artefacts.
There are also stalls where small and medium businesses can display and sell their products.
Stuurmann said all 60 stalls are booked.
The festival will be officially opened on Friday, with various Nama clan chiefs expected to address the opening.