Jacaranda Foundation maintaining 32-year tradition of French drama festivals
By Duncan Mlanjira Jacaranda Foundation is maintaining the 32-year old the national French drama and in March 2020, six secondary schools from the three regions are expected to showcase their talent in creativity coupled with French language articulation. The six schools qualified through regional finals held last Saturday under the theme ‘Climate Change’, and they are Zomba Catholic and Jacaranda from the Southern Region, Marymount and Kaseghe from the North, Likuni Boys and Robert Blake from the Centre, who...

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A group of Malawian generation of the 1970s organising fun train ride for Limbe to Balaka
    By Duncan Mlanjira A group of Malawians who were born in the 1970s, calling themselves Oldies Connection 70s on a Facebook profile that started in September this year, is organising a fun train ride from Limbe to Balaka on November 30 as a reminisce of the good old days when the country used to have such fun events ahead of Christmas. According to one of the organisers, Harold Bema, the idea was mooted during one of their...

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Famous Brazilian filmmaker Iara Lee to film C.O.D.E. Sangala’s Music Against Malaria NGO Cultural Festival
By Duncan Mlanjira Famous Brazilian filmmaker Iara Lee is in the country to among others, film performing artist C.O.D.E. Sangala’s Music Against Malaria Cultural Festival set for Saturday, October 26 at College of Medicine Sports Complex Hall in Blantyre from 6pm to midnight in aid of the children's ward at Chikwawa District Hospital. Sangala said Lee contacted him after she saw a poster on social media of the festival and the online appeal to well wishers for funding for...

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Chechamba, Kasambwe Brothers, Dikamawoko Culture Troupe et al set to perform at CODE Sangala’s Music Against Malaria Cultural Festival
By Duncan Mlanjira Performing artist, CODE Sangala, who manages a charity NGO named Music Against Malaria, has organised a Cultural Festival set for Saturday, October 26 at College of Medicine Sports Complex Hall in Blantyre from 6pm to midnight in aid of the children's ward at Chikwawa District Hospital. Veteran musician Wendham Chechamba, who makes rare public appearances will be amongst the performers that include Kasambwe Brothers, Dikamawoko Culture Troupe, Chichiri Cultural Troupe, Eunice, Goma Nyondo, J'Acoustic, Kefasi, Felix...

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Zomba Forest Lodge sponsors youths and church choir to record environment conservation awareness songs
By Duncan Mlanjira In its bid to raise the bar in the awareness campaign towards the conservation of the environment and ecosystem of the pristine Zomba Plateau, Zomba Forest Lodge has sponsored a local youth village hip-hop band, The Dreamers, and a church choir, Maguba Salvation Singers to record songs on this initiative. Zomba Forest Lodge administers a conservation project called The Reforestation of the Environment and Ecosystem of Zomba (TREEZ) that started a few years ago, to arrest...

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Malawian MultiChoice Talent Factory graduate awarded with top filmmakers internship
By Duncan Mlanjira Apart from being awarded with Certificates of Completion, the inaugural graduates of MultiChoice Talent Factory held in Zambia were also rewarded with opportunities including placements and internships with the New York Film Academy College of Visual & Performing Arts (NYFA) in USA. Other opportunities going their way include production internship at Indian film industry ‘Bollywood’ with Nihilent Limited; a ‘Nollywood’ production internship on an Africa Magic Series in Lagos, Nigeria; placements on SuperSport productions, an infinite...

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First of its kind; DJ and video maker establishes DJ Academy in Lilongwe
By Duncan Mlanjira Disco Jockey (DJ) and video maker SkappaDJ, (real name James Ibrahim) wants to take the entertainment trade to a new level by establishing a special academy in Lilongwe to train up-and-coming DJs in the country. Located at Upper Biwi Area opposite main market inside Tithandizane garage, Scappa DJ Academy is set to offer ‘one-on-one Dj'ing mixing and scratching lessons for beginners to advanced users’. On offer are digital Dj'ing, video Dj'ing, CD Dj'ing, iPAD Dj'ing, turntables...

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Lake of Stars sold out
Organisers of this year’s Lake of Stars scheduled for this weekend at Kachere Kastle in Nkhata Bay on the shores of Lake Malawi say all the tickets to the festival have been sold. Head of Media at this year’s music festival Zilanie Godwe warned people who did not buy the tickets in advance since May that they should not dare to drive to the event because there will be no ticket sells at the gates. “There were limited tickets...

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