THE National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) has released a star-studded line-up of artistes — including some of the country’s finest — who will take turns to entertain people as the curtains come down on the Culture Week tomorrow.
This year’s edition of the annual Culture Week event, running under the theme Zimbabwe @ 40, Celebrating our Cultural Diversity and Heritage, was launched online following a ban on public gatherings because of the lockdown implemented by the government to curtail the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
In her address at the launch on Monday, Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation minister Kirsty Coventry said this year’s edition of Culture Week was significant as it came at a time when families were spending a lot of time together due to the national lockdown measures.
Coventry underscored the importance of acknowledging and recognising cultural diversity through the innovative use of media and information and communication technologies to promote dialogue among civilisations and cultures, respect, and mutual understanding,” she said.
Culture Week is an annual event hosted by the Youth ministry through NACZ and coincides with the Unesco World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development which falls on May 21 every year.