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Dikamawoko targets more shows in 16 Days of Activism

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NKHONJERA—Artists have a voice

Dikamawoko Arts Director, Tawonga Tadja Nkhonjera, has said they were targeting holding more shows in markets, colleges and other areas in addition to the events they will have at their centre in their 16 Days of Activism.

Nkhonjera said Tuesday that artists have a voice and a role to play in among others, disseminating different awareness programmes and help bring about change in the society.

Dikamawoko Arts has since already held performances at Blantyre Market engaging community members.

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“We will have performances, presentations and workshops. We have events lined up for every single day until December 10 2019,” Nkhonjera said on his Facebook page.

A renowned filmmaker, actor and poet, Nkhonjera, said artists are not only there to offer entertainment but rather they have a duty to use art to tackle various issues hence their participation in the 16 Days of Activism.

He said Dikamawoko Arts will be engaged in activities alongside other players in the creative industry to talk about gender-based violence.

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“It is more than physical violence. We are having 16 days of artistic performances, activities and presentations for open dialogue on eradication of gender based violence,” he said.

Nkhonjera said most of their activities will be held at Panthunzi in Blantyre where they will among others, have music, dance, theatre and art exhibition.

“Our aim is to have new artworks on gender based violence, professional discussions, seminars and workshops. We hope that we can address one of the problem statements stated in the National Plan for Action against Gender Based Violence, which bemoans lack of full engagement of the corporate sector in the fight against Gender Based Violence,” he said.

Dikamawoko Arts has also worked with musician Agorosso to record a theme song.

Meanwhile, Nkhonjera has revealed that Agorosso has recorded a theme song.

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