Nine Musician Organisers and Volunteer Exchange (Move) alumni have returned home from Mozambique where they attended the Southern Africa Move Alumni assembly.
Move Alumni spokesperson Sangwani Ngulube described the trip to Mozambique as an eye-opener and that they engaged in a number of initiatives with their colleagues.
“We had productive discussions including meeting Malawian Ambassador in Mozambique Wezzie Moyo. She was impressed with our projects,” Ngulube said.
He said their Mozambique trip was even fruitful in that they had performances celebrating the country’s independence.
“Going forward, we will work hand in hand with the embassy, especially for opportunities,” Ngulube said.
Music Crossroads Mozambique Director Tapiwa Langa said the alumni gathering gave a chance to the talents from Malawi and Mozambique to share ideas and also celebrate Malawi’s independence.
“Through the performances from alumni from Malawi, Mozambique learnt what Malawi has in terms of music and traditional dances and likewise Mozambique had its share,” Langa said.
Move is a programme implemented by Music Crossroads Malawi, Music Crossroads Mozambique, JM Norway and Sustenidos of Brazil with support from Norwegian Agency for Exchange Cooperation.
Music Crossroads Malawi Director Mathews Mfune said recently that Move has achieved a lot in the country.
“Move project has groomed and continues to train young musicians into professionals in the country,” Mfune said.
Currently, six young musicians are on a six-month exchange visit between Malawi and Mozambique with the other group expected to leave on August 21 for a 10-month exchange programme in Norway, Brazil and Mozambique.