Music Crossroads Malawi, which has an academy offering different courses in music, has announced that it will start dance courses in June this year.
Music Crossroads Malawi Director, Mathews Mfune, said they were finalising the curriculum of the dance course.
“We are ready to offer dance courses on top of the several courses we offer in the creative industry. Dance has proved to be a key component as far as the creative industry is concerned and many young people are into dancing. So, we are looking at making it professional,” Mfune said.
He said they have a full plate this year as they strive to help the country in the development of the creative industry but also show that music and other art related skills are careers worth pursuing.
“Let me also announce that we have started offering weekend classes for those that are busy during the week and that is in music. We will also introduce intensive short courses in Karonga, Mzuzu, Kasungu, Mangochi and Blantyre to cater for those that cannot come to Lilongwe,” Mfune said.
He said they will also this year hold the Malawi Music Camp as well as the Girls Music Camp.
“We will launch the Folksongs Band very soon which will conduct a tour of Malawi,” Mfune said.
He described 2019 as a year they worked extra hard and conducted a number of activities including the Ethno-music camp which he indicated will be held the last week of April this year.
“This just shows how serious we are when it comes to projects and this is all about developing the creative industry and showing that the industry has potential to develop this country. However, we are calling for support from the music fraternity and the general public for these initiatives,” Mfune said.
Meanwhile, Mfune has also said that the DJ Lab which they held last year was still on their ladder this year.
“We are waiting to hear from the European Union (EU) which funded the project last year. Last year we had DJ Mukambo, who facilitated the workshop and we are keeping our fingers crossed that all should be well. But again, we are working to bring a pianist from Poland with support from EU,” he said.