Traditional wear: The Buganda kanzu taken by #PSPHOTOGRAPHY at AFRICANO.
I hope you get a chance to reflect on this month and the new one coming. We are reflecting on the things that make us. We love our culture and we love learning about other cultures. Let me tell you about what the men in the Buganda culture wear. The traditional wear for the Buganda men is the Kanzu. Last time we talked about the gomesi. This time around I recruited some handsome Ugandan boys to show Reginahsrunway how the kanzu is worn.
The kanzu is a respected piece of clothing that every Muganda man must have. They probably respect the kanzu more than they value women’s rights and equality. To make a long kanzu story short, the traders came and traded the kanzu for our spices and everything else they took and here we are. It is worn to special events. For example, if I was introducing Mr. Runway to my family, he would wear the kanzu for that occasion.
We are proud of our culture and we love sharing it. If I saw a muzungu in a kanzu, I wouldn't call that cultural appropriation.
Taken by PS Photography
Location: Africano on Main St in Waltham.