Nanzikambe to premiere new play


Nanzikambe Arts Production in Collaboration with Compagnie Hertzblut (Germany/Switzerland) will premiere a new play titled Ku Kabula.

Ku Kabula is a theatre, music and dance play that among others, features former Fikisa members Saidi and Selemani Yusuf and dancers Joshua Bhima and Robert Magasa.

One of the actors starring in the production said they started rehearsing the piece in November.


“We are ready for the performance which will take us places. But then we are starting at Chingalire Rural Growth Centre in Lilongwe on Easter Saturday and then Easter Monday at Manase Gardens in Blantyre before taking it to Mzuzu on April 1 and 2 and Zomba on April 8.

“We actually have been invited to Norway and Cameroun for festivals and then we will also tour Germany and Switzerland,“ said Mjumira, who has starred in several of Nanzikambe’s productions.

He said this is the first production for Nanzikambe in the year 2016 and said people should look foward to more productions.


Uwe Schuran, a director from Germany, who is fascinated by Malawi -Warm Heart of Africa, created the production.

“I devised the piece and through this production we want to tell a story about Malawi and that is why its titled Ku Kabula. I have fallen in love with Malawi and I want it to be known to the world,” he said.

Schuran observed that there are people who have confused Malawi for Mali.

“Malawi is a country which is facing lots of challenges but despite all this, people still smile and this is the story I want to tell the world,” he said.

Schuran said he was optimistic that people will love the piece just as he have enjoyed putting it together and that it is even more interesting in that it combines music, dance and theatre.

Other actors starring in the play which also seeks to expose the country’s culture include Allen Tepelunde, Cynthia Zonde and Carol Zulu.

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