Lusaka Mayor Miles Sampa has launched the Lusaka Music Festival to celebrate the country’s artistic heritage.
Speaking during the official launch, Mr. Sampa said the Music Festival will be a uniting factor for people across the city and will be characterized by songs and dances.
The Mayor explained that the music festival will celebrate Lusaka’s role in the independence struggle as well as artistic heritage and will be held annually on the first Saturday after Independence Day.
He added that only Zambian music will be played and danced to in an effort to recognize the different Zambian musicians that the country has.
Mr. Sampa said the festival will feature artists from all genres and all generations as a celebration of Lusaka in its totality.
He said the event is budgeted at about K300, 000 which will be channeled towards empowering vulnerable children in society with different artistic skills such as singing, dancing and playing musical instruments.
Mr. Sampa noted that the move to empower vulnerable children will contribute to breaking the cycle of poverty as well as having a responsible citizenry.
The Mayor has since called on people in the city to embrace the initiative and join in celebrating the country’s artistic heritage.