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.