28 May-12 June 2010. This exhibition provides a window onto the traditional performing and cultural arts of the indigenous Makonde and Makua people from southeast Tanzania ahead of the third edition of the annual MaKuYa Traditional Arts and Culture Festival in Mtwara from 30 July to 1 August. Photographs, texts in Swahili and English, film and a display of masks and other artifacts give an insight into the meaning and use of, and superstitions behind, various everyday items. In addition African Development through Economics and the Arts (ADEA) presents a project to learn about and document the traditional views of the Makonde and Makua on such subjects as birth, death, family relationships, medicine and gender roles by interviewing their elders. Opening 28 May at 18.30. Mon-Fri 10.00-18.00. Entry free.

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Address Alliance Française, Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road (behind Las Vegas Casino), tel. +255 (0)22 213 1406, info@afdar.com. For information contact Douglas McFalls: makuyafestival@gmail.com.

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MaKuYa exhibition in Dar es Salaam

Alliance Française, Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road (behind Las Vegas Casino), tel. +255 (0)22 213 1406, info@afdar.com. For information contact Douglas McFalls: makuyafestival@gmail.com.