Livingstone agog for culture festival, as local and regional artistes set to perform


Government has started preparations for the 2023 edition of the Livingstone International Culture and Arts Festival (LICAF) scheduled to take place from April 6 to 7, 2023.

According to the Ministry of Tourism, the event that had fizzled out in 2018 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is planned to be hosted at Maramba Culture Village during this Easter Holiday.

The street Carnival will start from Linda Secondary School grounds, then it will move past Maramba Market, through NorteBroad into Lusaka Road, through Town, down Nakatindi Road then to Dambwa Site Market, pass the old Cold Storage, through Mosi-O-tunya Road then Kaunda Road past Mbita Market to Maramba Main Market then past the Maramba and end at Maramba Cultural Village.

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The Ministry in a statement said several foreign performing artistes from countries in the Eastern and Southern African region are expected to garnish the show with song and dance.

It said there will be stage performances involving traditional dances, folk songs, dances and contemporary performances, handicrafts exhibition and traditional food exhibitions at Maramba Cultural village.

“Big names in Chuundu Music Industry including Munjile, Sianene, Green Mamba Mpande, Mapiki and the Zambia National Dance Troupe are expected to put up a splendid performance,” reads the statement.

The Ministry has explained that the event is designed to attract local and international tourists to Livingstone during the Easter season.

Contributed by Augustine Sichula

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