Artistes search for talent among disabled

OTHNELL MOYO of the Internationally-acclaimed Bulawayo musical group Mambo Mbira and Julian Tshuma of Amakhosi Cultural Centre have organised a two-day talent search in Nguboyenja in Bulawayo from April 10 to 11.

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The festival running under the theme Exploring Talent will involve nine disciplines, music, dance, theatre, drumming, street soccer, marathon, outdoor marketing for companies, flea market and complementary technology for people living with disabilities through workshops for arts, sports and business.

Moyo told Southern Eye Lifestyle that a delegation from Vienna, Austria, would run a two-day workshop for persons living with disabilities during the talent exploration.

“We will host a delegation from Technikum University Wien from Vienna, who will hold a workshop for persons living with disabilities. We have had three preparatory events to gear up for the main event,” Moyo said.

Othnell Moyo (right) beats the drum at a session with aspiring instrumentalists at Nguboyenja shopping centre

Othnell Moyo (right) beats the drum at a session with aspiring instrumentalists at Nguboyenja shopping centre

Artistes Roots, mj sings and Rea Moyo, among others, will provide entertainment. Moyo added that business people and corporates would have an opportunity to exhibit their products if they sponsored the event.

“We are appealing to businesspeople and corporates to sponsor the event. They would get the opportunity to advertise their products on the open stage on both days,” he said.

“We will have outdoor marketing as this would be like a roadshow where companies and brands can market their products on stage.”

Theatre and workshops would be held at the Nguboyenja Jairos Jiri Centre.

In January, Moyo was part of an exchange programme at the Indonesian embassy in Harare with Haritem Tong from that country and Austrian artiste Matze Min.

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