Prior to its colonial period, independent tribes were the rage in Zambia. Afterward, the urbanized communities adopted European influences on their cultural practices while the original culture was preserved in rural areas with little outside influence, such as Christianity.
Believe it or not! There’s a total of 73 languages spoken within the perimeters of Zambia! However, due to its status as a former British colony, the official language spoken in the country is English. While you’re vacationing in the Livingstone area, presumably at a Livingstone hotel the likes of Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara, you’ll know that Tonga is the popularly spoken of the local languages in that area.
Traditional melodies of Zambia involves a lot of singing and dancing with music produced by various instruments. The drum is used most of the time to produce the rhythm for their unique dance moves. Other instruments include a type of thumb piano, and kilimba, a xylophone.
Art of Zambia can be seen in its pottery and basketry industries. Zambian artisans are also famous for their recycled sculptures made from soda pop cans, spark plugs, and even bottle caps!
The Zambians possess free reign to practice whatever religion they choose to believe. However, Christianity is stated as the official religion of the Republic of Zambia.