Bakgatla Bojale drum gets UNESCO recognition

Mma Seingwaeng and guests
Mma Seingwaeng and guests

Bakgatla women’s initiation drum, moropa, which has been in existence for over 100 years, has been recognised by UNESCO as a heritage item to be preserved.

The tribes women culminated at Phuthadikobo museum, (former Bakgatla National School built in 1921) to celebrate the big Day in true Bakgatla style. The event was organised by  Mohumagadi Mma  Seingwaeng together with UNESCO officials to shoot a ten  minutes video of  Bakgatla women showcasing bojale, the initiation ceremony.

 The elderly dressed on mateisi (German print) and megagolwane, holding Moologa tree branches , while the young ones acted as boswaile, (the initiates).

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