Menes to participate at MTN Bushire workshop


By Sam Banda Jnr:

Artist Menes la Plume, who is also founder of the Tumaini Festival will this year be part of the MTN Bushire Festival Beyond Borders workshop that will bring together directors of festivals.

Menes, who recently won a World Bank award, said yesterday he would leave for the workshop on May 21 2019.


“I am excited to be part of this festival. This will give me an opportunity to link up with other players from other festivals but also give me a chance to learn different things,” Menes said.

A press statement from MTN Bushire Festival says the festival, which is held in eSwatini, is a musical festival that celebrates the human spirit.

Festival Coordinator Tammy Mbendera, who is from Malawi, said, since its inception, MTN Bushfire has encouraged participants to promote social change.


“Through facilitated dialogue between emerging artists and managers, the Arts Round Table aims to increase knowledge sharing and skills in the artistic community, thus enabling individuals and organisations to succeed as professionals in the entertainment field and creative sector,” she said.

Apart from Menes, another participant from Malawi is Sharmila Elias from Lake of Stars Festival.

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