Tumaini Festival starts today


Tumain Letu’s flagship program, the Tumaini festival commences today at Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa district.

Tumaini Letu’s Communications Officer Bright Malenga told Malawi24 that the festival runs from today up to Saturday, 5th November.

“We are excited that Tumaini Festival is commencing today and we have a very good line up to make the festival extraordinary. People should expect top performances from top local artists such as Gwamba, Don Tarz, AB Deevado, Atohti Manje, Provoice, Ethel Kamwendo Banda and Nyago among others,” he said.

Malenga told Malawi24 that talents from the Dzaleka Refugee Camp will spice up the event.

“Talent has talent and Tumaini festival exposes this talent to the world . People should expect top performances from the Come and enjoy the Amahoro drummers , Dzaleka Acrobatics , Breathe of Life, Cris Wapa Easy, Elikiah and Dj Hugo Pro among others,” he says.

According to Malenga, the event will be officially opened on Friday by officials from Ministry of Culture . He also says United States Ambassador to Malawi, His Excellency David Young will also grace the occasion on Saturday.

Tumaini festival is a unique cultural event which uses entertainment and artistic expression to promote intercultural harmony, mutual understanding, and peaceful coexistence between refugees and their host community. It is the only festival of its kind in the world that is held within a refugee camp.

Tumaini Festival was founded in 2014. It is an extraordinary example of a large-scale cultural event within a refugee camp, created and run by refugees in collaboration with the surrounding host community, for the benefit of both. It also serves as a platform for advocacy on refugee rights.

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