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At Nami-Daman |Ûmi-oms / Heritage House we support
Indigenous Nami-daman cultural heritage and histories,
marginalised through
Namibia's experiences of colonialism and apartheid.

Inspired in part by the collaborative research projects
Future Pasts and
Etosha-Kunene Histories, we aim to bring together heritage materials, including films and music, as well as maps of former dwelling places
and documented plant knowledge.


Nami-Daman |Ûmi-oms / Heritage House is supported by the Future Pasts Trust,
a legally registered entity in Namibia whose objective is to support activities related to Nami-Daman cultural heritage continuation and vitalisation

in Sesfontein Constituency and Sesfontein Conservancy.

If you would like to support our efforts please visiting our
Just Giving page, or email us here


A BEE SONG – new single out by Banco de Gaia & Future Pasts

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The outcome of a musical collaboration between composer and recording artist Banco de Gaia and Future Pasts, we are excited to share A BEE SONG,
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This recomposition draws on a 1954 recording we found at Basler Afrika Bibliographien of a Damara/ǂNūkhoe |gais

or 'praise song' that celebrates bees.

Sung by a Viktoria ǁHoeses, the song reminded Sian and Suro of being taken
by the late

Nathan ǂÛina Taurob of Sesfontein,

north-west Namibia. As he lit a fire to calm the bees, they began to hum loudly inside

the mountain where his hive was located. We've tried to recreate this sound of the mountain humming with bees in A Bee Song.    

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Hoanib Cultural Group at film screening in Sesfontein 26 December 2020.jpg

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