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Faith Mussa to star for Nkhotakota Fest

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Mdidi star, Faith Mussa, will Friday night perform for Nkhotakota Music Festival in a 30-minute showdown that will be streamed live on Facebook.

Mussa was one of the artists set to headline this year’s Nkhotakota Festival which has since been postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic.

“People can watch the performance for free through kkmusicfest Facebook page and they will be able to stream it live but there is be a donation box for those,” Mussa said Thursday.

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He said in collaboration with the organising team, they felt it wise connect with people online.

“We don’t want to keep people in the dark. In the absence of live performances, we want them to still enjoy our music and maintain the connection and so, I am the first artist on the lineup for the festival. We will start at 7:30pm up to 8pm,” Mussa said.

Recently, Nkhotakota Music Festival announced that it had opened up to the public to take part in the creation of the event by among other things, introducing a competition.

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“So if you are creative and would like to create and share something during these times, the festival would love your contribution to what has become the ‘Share Your Light’ art competition,” reads a statement. The festival organisers says during times of uncertainty, is when people need each other to step up and show that “ we have still so much to offer.”

Festival Organiser and Traditional Dance Instructor at Nkhotakota Cultural Centre, JP Makawa, said music and art has proven to be great tools during times like these.“And if it is one thing that our culture as Malawi has to offer, it is that.

We are encouraged to keep our distance and stay safe these days, but that doesn’t mean that we have to stop being creative or stop being human. Actually, these times should inspire us to be more of that,” Makawa said.

Festival Manager Emilie Larsen, said this year they were looking for local and international contributions to the competition.

“We all have something to share and contribute with in times like these. It doesn’t really matter what it is you are creating, it could be a poem, a song or any piece of artwork. What matters is that you are creating something that can contribute to inspire hope, community or compassion – either within yourself, or someone else,” Larsen said.

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