NEWS | POETRY | EVENTS
By Yona Gondwe
Art has become one of the most celebrated categories in entertainment, producing prominent artistic figures and groups, especially drama and poetry most notably the success of the TV drama, Mwachande.
One of the up and coming arts’ hailing from Lilongwe, Mvangie Arts, is set to launch its debut album called RECITE FOR MOTHERS on the 13th of October at Zambezi Open Theater, Lilongwe.
According to the founder and the director of Mvangie Arts, Patwel Phiri, the album is aiming at appreciating the role of mothers in every society in raising their children, and how they contribute to the development of the country.
“Often times many people regard women as symbols for house cares. With this album we want to educate people to know the significance of mothers through that poetry. Mvangie Arts cares for them.” He said.
Phiri added that the group has also been planning to donate essential items and basic needs to disadvantaged women in various locations with help from Paradizo TB Patient Trust.
Sharing similar sentiments the deputy director of Mvangie Arts, Abraham Bisai said RECITE FOR MOTHERS would be a tool to raise an awareness that could change the perspective that have been there towards mothers and women in general.
“Not only do we aim at appreciating mothers but also to raise an awareness that can change the way we see mother.” He said.
The album which is a compilation of various poets across Malawi is composed of 27 poems. Whereas the opening casts for the launch include Nyamaliiti Nthiwatiwa, Raphael Sitima, Joseph Madzedze, Luckier Chikopa, Sylvester Kalizangombe and Fanny Mbewe among others.
Meanwhile, the group is looking forward to introduce awards for various categories in arts for local poets and drama artists.