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Tumaini Festival to host 80 performances

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A total of 80 performances spread across different art disciplines will feature at the eighth edition of the free-of-charge Tumaini Festival at Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa from November 3 to 6 2022.

The festival’s founder Tresor Mpauni, better known as Menes la Plume in the artistic rings, said Wednesday they had made progress in their preparations.

“We are trying to the raise last bit of money to finalise everything. We had Tumaini Pre- Party last Friday which was a success and it was more like a warm-up event ahead of the main festival,” Menes said.

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He said as usual, people will watch music on the main and youth stages and that, for other art disciplines, they have poetry and theatre corners and cultural ground.

A press statement says some of the international acts starring this year include Lef Mosea from South Africa, Thuthukani Ndhlovu from Zimbabwe and Kwame Rigill from Kenya.

They will share the stage with the country’s artists such as Gwamba, Ethel Kamwendo Banda, Atoht Manje, Mitengeli Choir, Beanca, AB Deevado and Don Tarz.

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Tumaini, which means hope, commits to continue promoting inter-cultural harmony, mutual understanding and peaceful co-existence between refugees and their host community.

Meanwhile, organisers of Hangout Festival, to be held at Kabumba Hotel in Salima, have shifted the festival from this coming weekend to November 4 to 6 2022 due to circumstances beyond their control but have maintained that everything is intact with Jamaica’s Jahmiel as the headliner.

In another development, Paulendo Adventures, which has been promoting tourism and arts, has announced that it will temporarily close its business on December 2 2022 due to the hostile economic climate.

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