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Cultural heritage, a legacy for future generations

Cultural heritage, a legacy for future generations

The Heritage Week offered many opportunities for people to keep their culture alive and pass down inherited traditions and knowledge to future descendants. The celebrations were launched last week Monday in Windhoek and continued into the weekend.  At the opening, a photographic exhibition by Christian Goltz on the Olufuko Festival was on display at the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre. The theme this year was “keeping culture alive” through the Intangible Cultural Heritage programme. Last year Namibia became the second African country to host the tenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. Cultural group, Black Melody, performed at the launch where the French Ambassador to Namibia, HE Jacqueline Bassa Mazzoni said that cultural heritage is a legacy that needs to be passed down for the future generation. (Photograph by Musa Carter).

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