58. Mozambique: Mombe

Tambo Tambulani Tambo is a theater group located in Pemba, Northern Mozambique.
Their aim is to save and preserve within their work their old traditions, which they have lost over different periods in history. They also like to talk openly with their theater about everyday themes. Such as hunger, disease, ignorance and illiteracy. Theater as a medium for the expression and communication of the community, about the everyday life of the people and made by those people. It is very important for them to keep doing that, so that people have the opportunity to look at things more actively and critically.
Their theater basically has a social / religious purpose, for example the connection with their ancestors.
Nowadays, partly due to political developments, the religious part of their theater has lost tradition and has remained only a form of communication for the community.
During two months we worked towards a concrete goal through various workshops and methods such as physical theater, improvisation, dance, masks, making and telling stories, translating stories into images, theater on location and music theater. A performance in which we can ultimately translate the material of the process.
Vitor Raposo, Artistic Leader of TTT, is said to be partly responsible. Together we led the group.

Partner organization: Tambo Tambolani Tambo
Executors TE: 2
Local artists: 14
Target group: General Audience of Pemba
Audience: 2500
Performances: 4
Volunteers: –
Participating Organizations: Municipio de Pemba Conselho Municipal,Gak Lda., TV III, RM.
Finances: PSO, Theatre Embassy.
Theme: Waiting