Kuomboka : « sortir de l’eau »…

Chaque année fin mars-début avril,
Tandis qu’aux abords du fleuve Zambèze gagne l’inondation,
Vient le temps de Kuomboka.
Littéralement « sortir de l’eau ».

Son puissant des tambours,
Assemblée des pagayeurs royaux.
Bientôt en une journée de pleine lune,
Sur Nalikwanda, le bateau sacré,
Surmonté d’un éléphant noir,
Embarque le roi, le litunga.

Au fil du jour,
Le roi a revêtu son uniforme d’amiral britannique,
Souvenir des accords passés en 1902
Entre le peuple lozi et le roi Edward VII.
Sur le bateau, une fumée indique à tous
Que le roi est en pleine santé
Et en possession de ses pouvoirs.

Sur Nalwange, autre embarcation sacrée
Ornée d’une aigrette,
Prend place son épouse.

Au rythme des mélopées,
Voguent les Lozis de Lealui à Limulunga.
Ils reviendront dans six mois…

Kuomboka: "get out of the water" ...

Every year at the end of March – beginning of April,
While on the banks of the Zambezi river comes the flood,
That’s Kuomboka’s time.
Literally « to get out of the water ».

Powerful drums,
Assembly of Royal Paddlers.
Soon on a full moon day,
On Nalikwanda, the sacred boat,
Surmounted by a black elephant,
Embark the king, the litunga.

Over the day,
The king is dressed in British admiral’s uniform,
Remembering the agreements made in 1902
Between the Lozi people and King Edward VII.
On the boat, a smoke indicates to all
That the king is in good health
And in possession of his powers.

On Nalwange, another sacred boat
Adorned with an egret,
His wife takes place.

Singing with joy and grace,
Lozi people leave from Lealui to Limulunga.
They will be back in six months …

Kuomboka To Take Place After 4 Year Absence

The people of Western Province will finally host the Kuomboka Ceremony for the first time since 2013.

Barotseland has been a political hot potato with the absence of the Kuomboka ceremony in the last few years linked to the political atmosphere in the country.

The people of Barotseland have been raising dust over matters of development and have even threatened secession from Zambia.
Currently there are dissenters that have been facing court action over matters of independence of Barotseland.

Western Province Minister Nathanel Mubukwanu said that the Kuomboka will take place on April 8.

He said that the water levels this year had compelled the Barotseland establishment to hold the Kuomboka ceremony this year.

The Kuomboka is the symbolic movement of the Lozi people from Lealui which is the wet capital to Limulunga which is on higher land.

Not even the appointment of Inonge Wina as Vice President has appeased the people of Western Province.

Chris Phiri - zambiareports.com - March 15, 2017

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