The Kalanga community in Plumtree, Matabeleland South Province joined the rest of the country in commemorating the National Culture Week at Plumtree Town Council Hall.

As part of this year’s commemorations, the Kalanga Language and Cultural Development Association held the Kalanga Cultural Fair which saw popular Imbube music outfit, Black Umfolosi giving a five star performance albeit using musical instruments.

Speaking to the ZBC News, the organiser of the fair and leader of Black Umfolosi, Sotsha Moyo said they have diversified into music with instruments as a way of preserving the Kalanga culture for the younger generations.

The cultural fair was held under the theme: ‘Towards Increased Community Participation,’ and saw a Food Expo being held concurrently.

On show were different Kalanga foodstuffs such as Simoni, Amacimbi and Hadza le Zembgwe.

School children also recited poems in Kalanga to the sizeable crowd that had gathered for the event.

The Kalanga Cultural Fair, which was in its first year, is set to be an annual event.

The Culture Week is commemorated as part of the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity by UNESCO, which proclaimed May 21 as the World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.