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Music Crossroads plans Weekend of Move Alumni

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Music Crossroads Malawi is set to hold a Musicians Organisers Volunteer Exchange (Move) alumni reunion from November 21 to 22 this year.

Music Crossroads Malawi Director Mathews Mfune, said Tuesday that on November 21, they will have in-house discussions as well as electing leadership for the newly formed National Move Alumni Association (NaMAA).

He said on November 22 they will go to Chingalire Centre which is managed by musician and traditional leader Ben Mankhamba, for a workshop with youths of the area on dance, music and girl empowerment.

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“We will also have a live music concert featuring Skeffa Chimoto and Blaze, Mpotandebvu and Chingalire youth talent will be guest artists. We have Music Crossroads Move Band and Mvula Band as headliners,” Mfune said.

He said they have about 38 Move alumni at the moment.

“All Move alumni are very active musically across the country and are helping others as trainers, motivators as well as owning several creative initiatives. They are role models,” the Music Crossroads Director, said.

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Mfune said some of the Move alumni have been employed by Music Crossroads Malawi and other organisations.

He said that through the Move programme, the alumni have represented Malawi outside the country in Europe, within Africa and Brazil.

“Even some books have been created through this project in Brazil on traditional music. We have created a great network of musicians and music genres that continue to grow and having a great impact on the global music platforms,” Mfune said.

Some of the Move programme alumni include Daughters Band bassist Phalyce Kumdana, Jaco Jana, Daniel Khoviwa, Rebecca Mwalwenje, Chisomo Chimoto, Jimmy Thera and Lisa Banda.

The Move programme has seen artists in the country going on an exchange programme in countries such as Brazil, Norway and Mozambique with artists from the other countries also visiting Malawi.

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