September 1, 2011
Field Group participant tries his hand at pounding corn. Devegar! (Slower!)
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The Angola Field Group has been invited once again to participate in the Festa dos Luandos, September 9, 10, and 11. This is a great opportunity to experience firsthand what life is like in an African village. Situated about 5 hours southeast of Luanda, just outside the borders of Quicama National Park, participants can choose to camp in the woods near the village or stay in a traditional hut with a family. Some of the events you will be part of include thrashing the bean harvest, collecting and tasting freshly tapped palm wine, and participating in the dances of Luandos. There will be a chance for birdwatching also. A fee of $150 usd covers accommodation and meals which will be prepared by the cooperative of local women.
This is not an Angola Field Group trip. To sign up or for more information call Serafim at 917- 823 464, or email: email@example.com.
Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, September 7th. Departure will be September 9, Friday morning, meeting at the town of Catete at 7:00 AM. Check with Serafim for details. Departure from Luandos to return back to Luanda will be Sunday morning about 8:00 AM.
The people of Luandos are from the Quicama tribe; these are sellers (vendedoras) of the Quicama people.
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… “It’s a fact: the hybrids are capable of breeding!”
Little hybrid calf and mother.
Visit our Giant Sable page to read Biologist Pedro Vaz Pinto’s latest news updates with photos from Cangandala Park, in English and Portuguese. Also, the latest article ‘Angola’s Giant Sable Makes A Triumphant Comeback’ in the Fall 2010 issue of SWARA, the East African Wildlife Society’s Journal.
September 3, 2009
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If you are going on this field trip you must attend a brief orientation on Thursday September 3 at the Viking Club at 8:30 pm with some members of Luandos village who will not only answer all your questions, but also explain further about their community’s festivities which will be ongoing during the September 11th weekend, celebrating the ‘week of reconciliation’, when former residents of Luandos return ‘home’ and reconcile themselves with their traditional culture.
The Women’s Co-operative of Luandos enjoys cooking traditional foods including a variety of locally grown beans not available elsewhere.
The greater part of Quissama country is barren with few sources of water except on the banks of the Kwanza and Longa rivers. Traditionally the Quissama people hollowed out baobab trees to use as reservoirs for the rain-water falling in the wet season. The locations of these reservoirs were kept secret.
In the past, the few men revered as great hunters, were intered in stone sepulchers built on sacred hilltops.
Luandos provides primary education for their children but it’s a struggle to find teachers willing to live in a remote Angolan village.
Field trip participants on road to Luandos. During the rainy season the village is completely isolated since the roads become impassable.