Poets in Katambalale Celebration national tour

Poet Mollen Nazombe and Kenneth Khondiwa will be celebrating their flagship Katambalale Poetry Project’s five years of existence with tours across the country.

Nazombe: Thanksgiving

Nazombe is brother celebrated fallen Poet O’brien Nazombe, and cousin to Chancellor College outspoken poet Anthony Nazombe, the former known for his programme Patsinde on Joy Radio.

Mollen kept on with his brother’s legacy by continuing with Katambalale poetry show on Matindi FM and after it stopped being aired following its being sold to Times Group; he took the programme to the stage five years ago with help from Kondiwa.

“The tours will be a sort of thanksgiving to poetry lovers in the country,” said Nazombe.

The shows are slated for March 19 at M1 Centre Point in Lilongwe and March 26 at Mibawa Multipurpose Hall in Blantyre. He said dates for the Mzuzu show will be communicated later.

According to Nazombe, poetry has overhauled to a lovable art discipline in the country.

Some of the poets expected to feature during the shows include Robert Chiwamba, Hudson Chamasowa, Joseph Madzedze, Raphael Sitima, Samuel Joseph, Luckier Chikopa and Micheal Benjala.

The Lilongwe and Blantyre shows will also feature GVY Dancing Crew and patrons will have to part way with K1 500 for the entertainment.

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