Concept Karingana wa Karingana english.pdf
3. The Festival
“Karingana wa Karingana” storytelling festival is a sociocultural initiative with
the aim to broaden the public reception in the areas of arts, culture and history
due to artistic creation and performative presentation.
The festival is inspired by the oral traditions of Mozambique, and it aims to
preserve and revive them. The story-tellers will take the audience on a journey
of imagination by telling the stories of his/her ancestors. These stories will tell
about the doubt, joy and pain of life.
We want to understand culture with the huge variety of possible forms of
expression, in which are mirrored the everyday life experiences of the people.
With the far reaching range of different forms of cultural creation and production moments of the past will be translated into current reality.
The festival is supposed to take place on an annual basis and comes with the
vision to reach the whole country in the future. In this first edition “Karingana
wa Karingana” will take place in four districts of Maputo province, by name
Manhiça, Marracuene, Boane and the municipality of Maputo. The final event
will take place in the city of Maputo where the best storytellers of the districts
will compete again.
The spaces created for the festival will mirror those where storytelling happened in the past. The audience and the jury will gather around bonfires to
listen and enjoy as the eight best story tellers of each district are chosen. The
finalists will be selected on the creativity, performance, presentation, originality,
and cultural content of their stories. The jury selecting the best storytellers will
be composed by experts of artistic expression and history.