Namibia to host 6th annual Children’s Arts and Cultural Festival

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 10:51 |
A representative of Namibian ICT firm, Shine Technologies, introduces exhibits to visitors during the 6th National ICT Summit in Windhoek, Namibia, Oct. 8, 2019. (Xinhua/Musa C Kaseke)


    Namibia is scheduled to host the 6th annual Children's Arts and Cultural Festival on October 12 in the capital city Windhoek.

   The annual festival gives a platform to children to tell their stories through dance, music, poetry, storytelling and short drama plays, to help promote cultural preservation and artistic talent, Kapenangutjiua Vetira, founder director of Children of Namibia Arts Education for Development (ChiNamibia), told Xinhua on Tuesday.

   Vetira said the event is mainly performed by children between the ages of 5 to 15 and other performances are done by the youth and adults.

   "Performances are also mostly done in their mother tongue to help preserve the indigenous languages in Namibia," she added.

   According to her over the six years, the festival has grown and went through a lot of stages.

   "This year's event has attracted people from all walks of life, we have gospel choirs, theater groups, traditional groups, schools, and upcoming musician and storytellers," she said, adding that they are still open for more participants.

   Vetira said the ChiNamibia initiated this event to be an annual event so that every year the children have a platform to engage in cultural workshops and activities.  (Xinhua)

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