Pakhonde Ethno Music Festival postponed

Pakhonde Ethno Music Festival postponed

Organisers of the Pakhonde Ethno Music Festival have announced the postponement of this year’s event to a later date to allow ample time for preparations of the event originally slated for May 25 to 26.

The festival is an annual event that celebrates diversity, culture and music from around the world as it brings music enthusiasts, artists and performers together to foster cross-cultural understanding and appreciation.

Girls perform a traditional dance last year

Through a press statement, the festival’s manager Angellah Zulanga indicated that the rescheduling of the event will allow organisers to make better preparations for the event.

“In light of the incredible responses from our partners, sponsors and the public, we have decided to postpone the event to a later date to ensure that we can deliver an even more spectacular and unforgettable experience for everyone involved,” reads part of the statement.

Zulanga apologised for the changes, but assured that the organisers are committed and want to create an event that will leave a long-lasting impact on all those who will attend.

She said: “This decision may inconvenience some of our attendees and for that we sincerely apologise. However, we believe the postponement will allow us to elevate the festival to new heights and deliver an experience that is truly worth the wait.”

In a separate interview, Music Crossroads Malawi director Matthews Mfune said the festival is expected to take place in August and exact dates will be announced after discussions with relevant authorities.

He said the main sponsors requested organisers to reschedule the event so that they can get ready with the resources for the festival.

“We agreed because we realised that if we maintain the dates, we are going to have pressure, especially with payments of the artists, but the festival is on this year,” said Mfune.

Once the dates are set, the festival is expected to take place at its traditional venue at Chingalire Cultural Village in Nsalu, Lilongwe. Entry to the festival will be free.

The festival, which was launched in 2022, further aims to use music to preach about preservation of culture and protection of the environment under the theme ‘Preserving Africa.’

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