In a bid to commemorate Malawi’s independence, the annual Ufulu Festival organized by Flood Church is set to return to the country’s capital Lilongwe on Thursday 6th of July at Civo Stadium.
One of the Organizers, Humphrey Mkandawire told Nyasa Times that the free public event aims to give Malawian youth and families a platform to celebrate and reflect on Malawi’s freedom.
Mkandawire said the festival provides a fun and safe environment for Malawians to celebrate the strides their country has made over the years, as well as an opportunity for artists to showcase their talents and honor their country.
“The purpose of this event is to celebrate the 53rd Malawi’s Independence Day. Youth and families are encouraged to come and promote Malawian culture through music, dance and various activities,” he said
He said the festival will start at 9am till 6pm and is set to host an array of acts including, but not limited to: musicians, poets and dancers.
According to Mkandawire, this year’s event will be spiced by different local musicians including Ethel Kamwendo, Faith Mussa, Joy Nathu, Theo Thomson, Gwamba, Suffix, Lilly, KBG, Robert Chiwamba, DJ Kali, Yesaya, Zathu, Ernest Ikwanga, Khethwayo, Halla Music, Various Dancers and many others.
Apart from music and poetry, other activities will include Bike race, fun run, kid’s games, dances that cater to all audience types.
First staged in 2014, this year’s event will be the festival’s fourth edition.