INTWASA Arts Festival KoBulawayo will host a National National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) winners’ reception tomorrow as the local community continues to honour winners of the national gong event.
The dress up, red-carpet event is slated for the National Art Gallery in Bulawayo at 5pm. Intwasa is directly or indirectly involved or responsible for five of the 12 awards won by Bulawayo — which are best theatrical production, best director, best actor, best actress and best children’s book.
“This is one of the biggest awards haul by Bulawayo and as a festival operating in the city, we saw it fit to celebrate with all the winners and our partners,” Intwasa Arts Festival director Raisedon Baya said.
Award-winning Sithandazile Dube and Clive Chigubhu will provide entertainment alongside world travelled Umdumo Wesizwe and dance sensations Simunye Simunye Arts.
The event is a collaborative effort by Intwasa and its partners National Arts Council, Iyasa, the National Art Gallery, Afdis, Sound Kulcha, Delta Beverages, Winya Sounds, Sabela Music Projects, Entertainment Headquarters, Liquor Hub, Stop to Start, BoomCity Media and Multi-Media Box.
Intwasa Arts Festival, which recently opened for applications for the 2015 edition, will this year run from September 21 to 26 2015.
The festival is a multi-participatory gathering of arts featuring music, dance, theatre, poetry, fashion and visual arts. It is in its 11th year running this year. It is touted as the second-biggest festival in the country after Harare International Festival of the Arts.