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Iyasa, Culture Fund host 7th Edition finals of Isiphiwo Sami Talent Search and Development

by Stephen Jakes
15 Mar 2016 at 14:53hrs | Views
Iyasa in partnership with Culture Fund of Zimbabwe will host the 7th edition finals of the programme Isiphiwo Sami Talent Search and development programme.

In a statement the organisation said the  event will be held at Eveline High School on Friday 18 March 2016 and will start at 8am.

"10 Schools will battle for honours on the day. These schools were selected out of over 35 schools that took part in the programme 's preliminaries last week ,11/03/2016. The schools that will participate in the finals are, Mzilikazi High School, Gifford High School, Msitheli High School, Sizane High School, Milton High School, Eveline High School, Njube High School, Mandwandwe High School, Northlea High School and  Luveve High School," reads the statement.

"The theme for the year is Age Of Consent ( virtue or vice). Schools came up with theatre productions based on the topical theme and also took part in various workshops organized by IYASA to help them unravel the theme. Culture Fund are currently driving the "Culture Impacts ", theme and this was a befitting theme considering the current debate on the issue of Age of Consent in the country. Most people in our society have been confused further and still do not know what age of consent entails and means let alone at what age it is."

The organisation said children are affected most and we found it appropriate to allow them to debate it, create productions based on their views and present them on stage at various platforms.

"We look forward to exciting performances on the day and our guest artist in penned to be, Nkwali. Meanwhile IYASA also begins their international tour on the 15th of March. This tour will take 10 of their artistes to Austria and other countries that include Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, and Sweden among others," reads the statement.

"This is a part of our annual calender and the group will be back in August. Local performances will how ever stand fort and continue as part of the group will remain in the country . This year IYASA celebrates their 15th anniversary and 14 years of annual international expeditions. The tour will include several shows and events to celebrate the 15th anniversary before the celebrations are rounded up in Zimbabwe towards the festive season. We are also planning a big show in Bulawayo that will bring on stage all if not most of Iyasa's pioneers on one stage. Internationally we will also premier a new children 's production entitled, My Farm House," said Iyasa.


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