By Jeoffrey Mukubi
THE Kalahari International Festival of the Arts (KIFA) is hosting Windhoek Unplugged at the Loft on Thursday, 27 July, in order to promote freedom creative expression and sustainable social cultivation among indigenous peoples.
Windhoek Unplugged is a live exhibition of collaborative work that encompasses all creative domains, but employs a limited use of electronics and equipment.
Local artists will get the opportunity to work with other local and international artists based in the country, or those who are based in the Diaspora. This is the fifth edition of Windhoek Unplugged, with artists, such as Lize Ehlers and Ras Sheehama having already graced its stages in the past. Artists who will be performing this week include the likes of Jacques Mushaanja, Tapz Munya, who is a member of the Savanna Afros, and Slick the Dick. The event will be hosted by Nayasha, who is a co-founder of the KIFA and a band member of the ever-popular Warehouse Theatre house band, Mashura. KIFA is a festival celebrating creation, as it was formed by a community of international artists in the Diaspora, in collaboration with artists based in Namibia. It promotes art as a source of sustenance in the Namibian economy, and hence it facilitates art industry networks, collaborative practices and investments.
By creating and promoting collaborative cultures in the arts circle, KIFA contributes to boosting Namibia’s economy by creating prospective career opportunities in the art world, and other sectors, by attracting partnerships for fast growth and education for a better Namibia. The funds raised during Windhoek Unplugged will go towards collaborative initiatives that support mental health.
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