Culture: The Nyau Cinema of Samson Kambalu

The Nyau Cinema of Malawian artist Samson Kambalu is his approach of reconnecting with art and expression of the philosophy of the Nyau from Malawi/Zimbabwe. Samson Kambalu's crosses over his knowledge of Nyau Culture 'Creative play' with different forms of art and culture practices world over. Coming from a culture that is shrouded in Mystery, his works like the holy balls speak quite well to the influence of the symbolic meanings that are prevalent in Nyau Culture. Nyau is also known as Gure in Zimbabwe and is established in small mining towns and farms but is relatively shrouded in mystery and rumours.  For most children the Nyau are either a thing of wonder or fear. In it own way, this secret tradition is among  a few others of practices that have remained after colonisation and symbol fo the lost knowledge in Africa, of which Samson Kambalu tries to capture in his work.   Samson Kambalu about his participation in the Biennale Arte 2015 in Venezia/Italy. For more Articles on Nyau follow the link below: https://maptia.com/vlad_sokhin/stories/the-secret-cult-of-nyau-dancers https://www.newsday.co.zw/2013/05/11/a-peep-into-the-nyau-culture/

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