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The mbira instrument has been getting somewhat of a tonal transplant in Zimbabwe. Used in traditional music for generations, teachers are now encouraging their music students to experiment with something a little more modern. Maria Galang with the story
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Somalia in recent years has been a country under siege as militants battle with government and international forces for control. Despite the threats from al-Shabab Islamic militants, Somalia’s deep rooted storytelling traditions are coming back to life. V
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The wedding day in the Berber community is a big day, during which the bride will join her new family. The groom's family forms part of the procession, called "iqfafen" on their way to take the new bride from her home. In the past, the bride would be brou
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In Ghana, there's just one week left of the country's traditional month long harvest festival Called "homowo". The celebration has been marked for generations by Ghana's traditional Ga tribe. Our correspondent Katerina Vittozzi went to one town on the out
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In Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa, Sanza, a traditional percussion musical instrument, once used in the Congolese folklore, has begun making its way into modern music. And as CCTV's Kathryn Ogunde reports, it could gradually be edging out
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Unique tradition of 'Savika' continues to live on in Madagascar, the ceremony of wrestling Zebu cattle brings the community together and creates room for romance to bloom.
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In the latest of our special series on the fight for rights for African girls, we look at Kenya, particularly the country’s iconic Maasai community. One woman is challenging a tradition in which countless girls have suffered, and says she's winning the st
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Nigeria has been reflecting on the United Nations Day of the Girl Child. While the world marked the day on Tuesday, Nigeria still struggles with many barriers that affect the rights of young women in the country. Sophia Adengo reports from Abuja
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A Ugandan photographer has been documenting his country's culture and tradition for decades. The veteran photographer says his work is important amid concerns some cultures may be wiped out over time. CCTV's Isabel Nakirya reports
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The national dress day is a very special cultural event in Tunisia. Every year, people wear the clothes of their native towns and regions to show the beauty of Tunisia. Let's take a look with CGTN's Adnen Chaouachi.