Ancient Rites For New Chief 1951

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    Northern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe).

    GV. Kasembe village in Northern Rhodesia. LV. Lunda, local government bus crowded with natives arriving for the ceremony of installation of the new chief. SV. Bus driving slowly. SCU. Mass of natives on top of bus waving. SV. Top view, native children waving. GV. Natives cheering and waving as crowded bus arrives to the village. SV. Arrival of senior provincial officials, European men in white uniforms. SV. Natives watching ceremony. SV. New chief of village of Kasembe, Ngombe Brown, being led forward by Chief Hashida, who has the customary honour of leading him to his seat on the drum. SCU. Chief Kashiba holding Chief of Kasembe's hand. Top view, natives watching. SV. & SCU. Chief of Kasembe seated on drum showing certain types of leaves in his mouth. SV. Back view, Chief Kasembe listening to the senior tribal elder giving him instructions. SV. Top view, women watching. SV. Tribal elder of Kasembe village, Mwine Mpanda, holding and tautening Chief of Kasembe's bow, pan down as tribal elder presenting chief with bow on his lap. SV. Natives watching. SCU. Drums being beaten. SV. Chief of Kasembe doing traditional dance with long dagger and axe. CU. Chief of Kasembe doing dance with long dagger and axe. SV. Women dancing. SV. Chief of Kasembe standing with his staff of office.


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    01:26:27:00 / 01:27:51:00
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    Dance in Zimbabwe
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