Nazareth Baptist Church

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Zulu: iBandla amaNazaretha English: Nazareth Baptist Church. A controversial religious movement rooted in Zulu tradition founded by Isaiah Shembe at the holy city of Ekuphakameni in 1911. It had a rich liturgical tradition based on modified forms of traditional Zulu dancing and hosted an annual pilgrimage to the sacred mountain of Nhlangakazi . Peter Larlham, described these pilgrimages as a performance or theatrical event in his 1985 study of South African performance.


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See also Nhlangakazi and Isaiah Shembe

Peter Larlham, 1985

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