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Intwasa newsletter - January 2013
January 24, 2013
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The 9th edition of Intwasa
Arts Festival koBulawayo shall embrace and celebrate the different
cultures and forms of expressions found in Zimbabwe, Africa and
the world at large. With the theme Cultural Diversity: The Common
Heritage of Humanity the festival shall celebrate unity in diversity;
diversity in terms of art genres, approaches, issues, and audiences.
The festival shall be a platform for different voices; a mirror
of plurality and cultural democracy as embedded in the UNESCO 2005
Convention for the promotion and protection of the diversity of
Being aware that cultural
diversity is strengthened by the free flow of ideas, and that it
is nurtured by constant exchanges and interactions between cultures,
the 9th edition shall, in the words of Jacques Martial try to "have
black people and white people and yellow people and brown people
and green people in the same theatres, in the same exhibition halls
and in the same experimental gardens. Have experts, amateurs and
novices in the same venues." celebrating their different talents
The festival shall strive
to PROVOKE CURIOSITY among artists and festival goers while encouraging
the public to engage with the art and the artists. It will be a
platform to promote the views, thoughts, insights, opinions and
values of many. Artists shall be challenged to OBSERVE, REFLECT,
ANTICIPATE and INTERFACE with diversity.
It is hoped that the
festival shall tap into the vast cultural and creative life of the
region, the rest of Africa and the world so as to bring tangible
cultural improvements in the life of Zimbabweans and other global
citizens that shall flock to the festival in September.
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