Malagasy-Ghanaian Spoken word artist Crystal Tettey is to represent Ghana at the upcoming Mwezi Wawala International Arts And Theatre Festival to be held in Blantyre, Malawi from the 31st of August to the 2nd of September 2012. The festival would be preceded by training workshops for performance and fine artists as well as Arts-oriented support workers such as lighting technicians, sound technicians and artisans such as set designers and builders, mask and puppet makers, carpenters and stage and production managers.
“Mwezi Wawala” is a Chichewa phrase meaning “the moon is out and shining and so let us play and enjoy!”. Traditionally in Malawi, it is under the moonlight that people sing, dance or sit around a fire to hear stories usually from the elders passing on tradition and culture through narratives, song and dance.
The line-up of performers includes 125th Street Freedom Strings (USA), Theatre Konstanz (Germany), Tropic Expressions (Congo DRC), Uganda National Contemporary Ballet, Ghetto Wave Productions (Botswana), Apple Q Productions (South Africa), and Poets such as Linda Cynthia Ogana (Kenya), Bhekumusa Moyo (Zimbabwe), Bomi Njolozi (South Africa)