All roads lead to Marobela for Zhizha next weekend
Whet your appetite and put on your dancing shoes.
Ikalanga cuisine and songs will be in abundance next weekend at Marobela, in celebration of’Zhizha’ a fast fading tradition for Bakalanga.
The cultural event which is the first of its kind will invoke sweet memories for the old and revive the almost lost cultural festival in the hearts of the young.
It will be held at Kuminda Farm, in collaboration with the local community.
The host and organiser, Lucy Hincliffe says “zhizha is a harvest time celebration.
A time of feasting, where villagers and farmers bring their very best crops from the fields to the table.
Something which during my childhood, my parents and the rest of the community had every year.
We would move from house to house, eating mealies, pumpkins, groundnuts and watermelons. All was in abundance.
“What is most important on this day is that the event will empower the local community.
Who will be selling their crops, entertaining the guests through dance and song.
As a bonus it will showcase my farm which is an ideal venue for cultural occasions. I
t will bring everyone on board and I am counting on the support of the greater community,” she said.
The fun filled event which will last the whole day, will offer a wide array of traditional games, music and dance.
Making it the perfect family outing.
“this is not an outing or event for Bakalanga or Batswana but for everyone who is interested in culture,”emphasized Lucy, who has been planning and preparing for the past two years to host zhizha at her farm.