The Kwacha Cultural Troupe was formed in November 1987, to revive, perform and present various traditional dances performed in Malawi. The troupe comprises men and women drawn from all the districts of Malawi. Among its aims, the troupe was formed to meet the following objectives:
i) Revive, promote, and preserve Malawi's traditional dances and performing arts top ensure their continuity
ii) Promote general awareness, respect, and appreciation of Malawi's traditional dances and music.
iii) Act as a symbol of national unity by bringing together people from different parts of the country to perform traditional dances from the various ethnic groups of Malawi
iv) Perform at public functions and national events
v)To participate in traditional Cultural Exchange Programmes, competitions, and festivals thus learning about other people's cultural traditions and help disseminate Malawi's culture abroad.
Since its creation in 1987, the troupe has been a source of attraction and entertaining at many international conferences,seminars and workshops, in addition to performing to local audiences.
Some of the places the group has performed include Tourism Indaba in South Africa in 2012, World Exposition in China in 2010, Africa Dance Festival in India, The 2nd Pan African Cultural Festival in Algeria.
The troupe has also had stints at Youth Cultural Night in China in 1989, The Expo 2000 in Germany, Edinburgh Arts Festival in Scotland and Commonwealth Games and Cultural Tour of New Zealand.
The troupe has also won awards, including Africa Freedom Dance Festival Award in Zambia in 2008, Lifetime Achiever Award in 2008 and Sadc Dance Festival Award in Zimbabwe in 2001.