姆班德舞蹈是一种在东津巴布韦木瑞瓦和乌宗巴-马兰巴-普风维地区的则祖鲁-绍那人中流行的舞蹈形式。舞蹈的特色是:由一个鼓手打出多变的节奏,男人们敲击响板,女人们拍手,真假嗓音变换地歌唱,吹口哨,在这些声音的伴奏下,女人们的动作带有特技性和的色彩。不同于基于鼓点的东非舞蹈形式,姆班德或耶路撒勒玛舞不依赖于复杂的步伐或大量的鼓手。它由一个主鼓手表演,不带任何唱词。舞蹈中蕴含着丰富的物质文化,包括鼓、响板、口哨和服装等。舞蹈过程中,男人抽搐着手臂,强健地用右腿踢踏地面模仿鼹鼠挖洞的动作。舞蹈的古怪名字揭示了它几个世纪的兴衰。在殖民统治前,这一古老的生殖舞蹈被称为姆班德——修纳语鼹鼠的意思,这一动物被认为是繁殖力、性能力和家庭的象征。在某个严厉的传教团的影响下——他们不赞成舞蹈如此直白的表现性——舞蹈的名字改为耶路撒勒玛,这个名字来自修纳语的圣城耶路撒冷,其意图是将这个传统的内涵转变为宗教内涵。今天,这两个名字都在使用。尽管传教士谴责反对,这一舞蹈仍然流行并成为反抗殖民统治中的自尊和身份认同的源泉.

The Mband dance is a popular form of dance in the Zulu-Sauer people in the Muirwa and Uzamba-Malamba-Pufeng area of East Zimbabwe. The characteristics of the dance are: a drummer makes a changeable rhythm, the men knock on the castanets, the women clap their hands, the true and false voices sing and whistle, and under the accompaniment of these sounds, the womens movements are stunted. And erotic colors. Unlike other drum-based forms of East African dance, Mband or Jerusalem does not rely on complex steps or a large number of drummers. It is performed by a main drummer without any lyrics. The dance contains a rich material culture, including drums, castanets, whistles and costumes. During the dance, the man twitched his arm and vigorously kicked the ground with his right leg to mimic the action of the squirrel burrowing. The quirky name of the dance reveals its rise and fall for centuries. Before the colonial rule, this ancient reproductive dance was called Mbande, the meaning of the Sinian Mole, which is considered a symbol of fertility, sexuality and family. Under the influence of a stern Christian mission – they disapprove of the straightforward expression of dance – the name of the dance was changed to Jerusalem, the name comes from the holy city of Jerusalem in the Shuna language, with the intention Transform this traditional connotation into religious connotation. Today, both names are in use. Despite the condemnation of the missionaries, this dance is still popular and a source of self-respect and identity in rebellion against colonial rule.

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