Maitisong Festival 2019 puts locals first


In its 33 years of existence, Botswana’s annual arts gala Maitisong Festival will this year be held under the theme Kgotla Ya Badiragatsi in the quest to promote and create a local creative model hub. Maitisong Main Festival will run from April 5 - 28, 2019.

For years, the festival had been placing most of its focus on exhibiting international talent, but the festival director Tefo Paya and team have decided to develop a creative hub through the festival that has given birth to a number of productions and companies.

“For this year’s festival, we will look at nurturing our growing creative arts industry and playing our part and help it fulfil its potential. Our focus is on supporting young local artists through the festival by providing them with a platform to showcase their talents and abilities,” Paya said in an interview.

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