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Medumba Art and Culture Festival

Published on 05-27-2016


For 20 years now, the city of Bangangté, capital of the Ndé division of West Region, has welcomed the Medumba Art & Culture Festival.

Medumba, one of eleven Bamileke languages, finds its roots in an ancient Egyptian dialect, the medu neter (“divine language”). People speak it mostly in the Ndé division. But more than a language, Medumba is an original and refined culture that needs to be kept alive.

For this reason, the Medumba Art & Culture Festival welcomes more than 70,000 visitors every two years since 1995 with a common goal of promoting and protecting community values, as well as celebrating the creative genius of its artists and craftsmen. Homage will be paid to the well-known figures of the Medumba society. This 13th edition will also offer new activities, such as “MedumbaBall”, which awards the best sports and arts schools of the year, and the “Top Queens Cooking” for the best Medumba gourmet cook queens.

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