Move exchange programme opens
The 2022-23 Musician Organisers and Volunteer Exchange (Move) programme has opened with a call to young artists in the country to apply.
Move is an exchange programme which sees artists in the country being selected for an exchange programme and they travel to Mozambique, Norway and Brazil, among other countries, where they stay for close to a year, sharing knowledge on music and other artistic projects.
The programme is a partnership between Music Crossroads Malawi, Music Crossroads Mozambique, Sustenidos Brazil and JM Norway with funding from the Nowergian government through Norec.
Music Crossroads Malawi Director Mathews Mfune Wednesday described Move as an embodied experience in that those who take part benefit a lot in music growth.
“This is an incubator of personal and professional development and growth through the spirit of the people and places that transfer its meaning through their experiences,” he said.
Among other things, applicants are expected to be between 18 and 25 years old as well as being musicians and artists who can demonstrate competence in music reading and writing as well as those who play a musical instrument and have exceptional talent.
The deadline for submission of applications is February 30 2023.
Some of the artists that have passed through the Move programme over the years include Chisomo Ngondo, a keyboardist who has starred with artists such as Patience Namadingo, Phalyce Kumdana, who is The Daughters Band leader, keyboardist Dan Khoviwa, Jaco Jana and Rebecca Mwalwenje.