Baf launch today

CHIBAMBO—Be part of the festival

The 2022 Blantyre Arts Festival (Baf) will be launched today at Amaryllis Hotel in Blantyre tonight.

Baf Executive Director Thom Chibambo confirmed the development Wednesday.

“We are ready for the festival and the launch is meant to show people out there that all is set for the festival,” Chibambo said.


The festival returns this year after a two-year break due to Covid.

Baf will be held at Njamba Freedom Park for two days free-of-charge from Saturday to Sunday.

“We want everyone to be part of the festival and experience different performances,” he said.


Having been charging on entry in the past years, Chibambo said they will be holding the festival, which has moved from three days to two days, for free.

Baf will this year be held under the theme ‘Climate Resilience through Cultural Preservation’.

The festival, which has received support from players such as Blantyre City Council, Amaryllis Hotel and Hannover City in Germany, will feature acts such as Ethel Kamwendo Banda, Black Missionaries, Lulu, Agorosso and Skeffa Chimoto.

In another development, Tumaini Festival, which is held annually at Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa, has failed to raise funds in its Crowd Fund initiative.

Tumaini Festival founder Menes la Plume has since called for support for them to hold the festival this year.

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