Nama hosts arts, culture exhibition
THE National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) will this year host an international arts and culture exhibition in addition to the awards ceremony to be hosted at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) on February 28 and 29.
This 19th Edition of Nama will feature a two-day international exhibition where artists from all genres — singers, dancers, writers, poets, sculptors, painters, producers and various cultural associations, will be given an opportunity to showcase their art.
“We believe that arts and culture must go beyond the awards themselves, therefore the Nama will present an unmatched opportunity for us to truly celebrate our amazing culture and export it to the world,” said Nama executive producer Napoleon Nyanhi.
He added that the exhibitions will also feature entertainment from some of the country’s most exciting young artists including Nyasha David and Fusion 5 Mangwiro.
The stage will also host theatre performances, traditional dance ensembles, poetry recitals, acrobatics, magic, and speed painting. “Artists interested in performing at the exhibition stage are encouraged to contact the event managers to ensure that Nama provides as many opportunities as possible for talent to be unearthed and promoted.”
In addition to the exhibitions, the new event managers will also be hosting an artist forum where international, local speakers and artists will be invited to speak on various issues affecting the development of arts and culture globally, and how Zimbabwean artists can earn a living from their talents. Admission to the exhibitions will be free of charge.