By Pemphero Musowa
For the first time Malawi holds an Intercultural week with the aim of promoting Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
The Intercultural week set for 24th-25th October at Blue Elephant in Blantyre will showcase Malawian and African fashion, music, poetry and exhibitions.
Jose Chingaipe Jnr popularly known as RJ, Blues Intercultural week Marketing and Communications Director explained: “The event comes together as one way of executing Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in promoting tourism, culture, building peace and fostering knowledge.”
RJ emphasized Malawi has diverse cultural values with various tribes having distinct traditions and beliefs which make Malawians stand out.
“No culture is deemed superior over the other and probably that is what has made Malawi a peaceful country because despite having different cultural values, traditions, and beliefs people live in unity as Malawians,” he said.
According to RJ, there are plans to take the event to Lilongwe and Mzuzu in November.
The 24th of October is one busy day as events have now started to pop up due to the slow down in COVID-19 infections. Among others, Nyasa Music Awards will host South African Amapiano artist Semi Tee at Bar-be-que in the same city
RJ acknowledged the crash collision but sounded optimistic: “24th seems to be a busy weekend indeed, several events happening in Blantyre but we are optimistic that people will come out in large numbers to support our brothers and more especially people to come and celebrate Malawian culture and enjoy our own local flavour.”
He called on working together as the solution: “As an event organiser I think we should coexist and cross check what others have planned and see how we can help out so that others also do the same.”
On the novel Coronavirus pandemic, RJ says all COVID-19 preventative measures will be followed.
“Hand sanitisers will be available, and fans are heavily encouraged to wear a mask when coming.”