Namastap; the new toast of Khawa


The beauty of an indigenous dance known as Namastap was on display during the recent Khawa Dune Challenge and Cultural Festival. Mmegi Staffer GOITSEMODIMO KAELO, who had his first experience of the dance during the event, writes that the dance could easily become the epitome of Kgalagadi district’s cultural tourism.

While Polka has been the most popular dance over the years since it made headlines during the Khawa Dune Challenge and Cultural Festival, there is the emergence of an ancient dance that is seemingly catching the eye.

Namastap has somehow took over to become the people’s favourite during the recent Khawa Dune Challenge and Cultural Festival. After missing out in the past two years due to COVID-19, it was obvious that attendants were looking forward to the Polka Festival Night. The Polka Festival Night has become one of the most popular events of the Khawa Dune Challenge and Cultural Festival. The show provides an assemblage of entertainment by various traditional groups.

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