Kasiya Maliro (the DVD)
Kasiya Maliro: the Great Mother of Gule Wamkulu (136 mins.) was produced to complete the trilogy of works on Gule Wamkulu. The DVD contains an extended interview with Claude Boucher Chisale and draws on the archive of Kungoni Centre to record some 160 Gule characters and ceremonies. Click here to see the insert to the DVD and here to see a comprehensive index to its contents. It is available from Kungoni Centre.
On this page you will find a selection of video clips from the DVD. They display original footage of Gule Wamkulu from each of the seven chapters of the book and the website, and also the enactment of ceremonies.
(Above) This Gule Wamkulu tombstone (chiliza) with its image of Kalulu (the rabbit) marks the spot where a namkungwi (mistress of initiates) is buried near Mua. Three lions (Mikango) danced at her funeral in October 2011.