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Saturday, 25 June 2011

A Short History

A Short History of Intwasa

The first edition of Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo took place in 2005. The festival was born out a need and desire by the Bulawayo community of artists for a platform to showcase, share and celebrate arts and culture. Discussions on the idea of an all inclusive arts gathering started from the offices of the local Mayor, the Governor, and the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe. After consultations with local artists the discussions were concretised, giving birth to Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo. The festival covers the following disciplines: Visual Arts, Film, Theatre, Dance, Music, Literary Arts, Spoken Word, and Fashion.

Starting as a community initiative the festival has grown to become one of the premier international festivals in Zimbabwe. To date the festival has hosted regional and international artistes from Botswana, Swaziland, South Africa, America, UK, Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Zambia.