With sizable number of people of Indian origin among the Mozambican population, cultural relations between India and Mozambique have always existed for the past few centuries. Apart from various cultural events organized by the local Indian community, a few theatres in Maputo and elsewhere regularly screen the latest Indian movies.
Under the sponsorship of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Flutist and Shri M S Gopalakrishnan, Violinist visited Mozambique in 1992-93; Raja & Radha Reddy in September 1995; and a 5-member Bharatnatyam dance troupe led by Ms Susheela Mehta in May 2009. A festival of Indian popular films was organized on 28-29 March, 2008 in a cinema hall in Maputo and Nampula in September 2007.
A seven-member Mozambican artistic group visited India to participate in the Pan-African Festival of Dance and Music held in Goa in January 2006. At the invitation of ICCR, a Mozambican writer attended the International Literacy Conference “Continents of Creation: Legacy, Identity, Assertion” held in New Delhi and in Rajasthan in February 2010.