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By Marita van Rooyen

Windhoek’s leading arts and cultural get-together, the annual /Ae//Gams Festival, kicked off yesterday at the Zoo Park in the centre of the city. Aimed at showcasing Namibia’s artistic and cultural diversity through its music, cuisine, traditional attire, dance and song, visual arts, and crafts, each evening hosts a “one-stop cultural centre” depicting the traditions from different cultural groups.

 

The Baster culture is also represented

 

Arts and crafts in abundance.

 

Handmade leather shoes and Nama dresses are some of the products on sale.

 

The traditional food always draws the crowds.

 

A smiley in a bag. Anyone?

 

A Damara saleslady dishes some donkey meat to a hungry customer.

 

A great opportunity for business.

 

Lunch/munch time!

A saleslady proudly shows off one of her husband’s artworks.

Indonesia is also represented at the festival.

 

Grab a cup of Oshikundu from the Oshiwambo memes to quench your thirst.

 

The festival comes to an end on Saturday, with a music show at the Vegkop Stadium, featuring local singing sensations such as Famaz Attack, Ugly Creatures, The Dogg, and others.

 

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