TiBaKalanga/We Are Kalanga Festival

Preserving and Promoting the Kalanga Cultural Heritage

THE FESTIVAL

TiBaKalanga/We Are Kalanga Festival is an event proposal that has its origins in an International Cultural Marketing Workshop held in July 2016 at the TG Silundika Cultural Community Centre at Gala village in southwestern Zimbabwe. More than 200 people mostly villagers from Bulilima District and Lupane State University participated in the two day workshop facilitated by a world renowned expert in marketing indigenous cultural festivals, Prof. Gordon Bronitsky PhD of the United States. Group discussions revealed very intelligent ideas and a dedication to conclude the workshop with a solid result. The group launched a broader discussion about the possibility of holding a festival, a Kalanga cultural festival.

With that, the idea of TiBaKalanga/We Are Kalanga Festival idea was born.

Theme:
Ayimusidzileni Milenje Nemipanga Yedu. Tihha Kobva Pasisila.
Let’s Revive Our Culture, Norms and Values. Great Things Start from Small Beginnings.

PROJECT BACKGROUND

Thank you to all our sponsors for helping us kick off this festival in 2017. We’re very excited and gearing up for the second annual TiBakalanga Festival II scheduled for 21-22 July. The festival offers an ideal opportunity to participate in a now proven fun even that draws a diverse group of people. Being a partner or sponsor not only allows you to be part of this great event but also to be part of the economic development of Bulilima District. The festival attracts visitors. Visitors spend money which boosts the local economy.

Impressions from the Festival

TIBAKALANAGA 2018

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PROJECT STRUCTURE

The Festival is a two-day fun-filled event whose main thrust is to promote Kalanga culture has its roots in an international cultural marketing workshop held at the TGSCCC in 2016 and facilitated by an US Anthropologist offers family friendly outdoor activities featuring top notch performing artists, dancers and storytellers includes educational programming designed to raise awareness about our cultural and historical heritage showcases cultural artefacts and handicrafts.

The festival this year will feature:

  • 2 days full of a diverse selection of top notch performances
  • Arts and crafts
  • Events throughout including a fashion show, choral competition, interactive, educational outdoor entertainment
  • Emphasis on local vendors but open to all
  • Local, regional, national and possibly international participants

OBJECTIVES & BENEFICIARIES

The villagers and children of Gala and surrounding communities will be the direct beneficiaries of this project.

Local farmers will have an opportunity to sell their produce while artisans and craftspeople of the area will also be able to sell their wares without having to travel to distant areas to find customers.

Some villagers will get the opportunity to host a visitor under the new concept of “VOTEL” – a village hotel where a visitor spends a night in his or her chosen village for a fee.

School children will participate in various competitions such as singing that will be scheduled and also learn from local, regional and international performers who will participate in the festival.

The festival will bring more attention and resources from the local, regional and national level to the infrastructure such as roads, water, electricity and more.

The TiBaKalanga/We Are Kalanga Festival will enable the Kalanga people to advance economically while at the same time sharing their rich culture with the rest of the world in a mutually beneficial arrangement

TiBaKalanga II Projections

The festival this year will feature:

  • 2 days full of a diverse selection of top notch performances
  • Arts and crafts
  • Events throughout including a fashion show, choral competition, interactive, educational outdoor entertainment
  • Emphasis on local vendors but open to all
  • Local, regional, national and possibly international participants

VENUE

The first TiBaKalanga/We Are Kalanga Festival will take place on 21-22 July 2018 at the TG Silundika Cultural Community Centre. The Centre is a newly established private social infrastructure located in Ward 6, Bulilima District in southwestern Zimbabwe. It is being built in the homestead of the late TG Silundika a national liberation hero whose surviving children have a vision to establish a standard of excellence in cultural heritage sustainability in southern Africa.

EXPECTED EXPENDITURE

Item  Cost
Performers fees (local)  $    2.500,00
Performers (international)  TBA
PA System+ stage lights  $    2.600,00
Administrative & Marketing costs  $       600,00
Food for Performers /volunteers/police/paramedics/  $    1.000,00
Facilities (stage, kitchen, ablutions, changing rooms+decorations)  $    6.000,00
Transportation for local performers  $       900,00
Transportation for chiefs and village heads  $       300,00
Tents  $    7.000,00
Paraphernalia (for volunteers)  $    1.000,00
Incidentals  $    1.000,00
Partial Total  $ 22.900,00

Highlights of TiBaKalanga Festival 2017

 

Visitors from in & around the district

from outside Bulilima District

Primary & Secondary Schools

Universities attended the festival

local vendors set up stalls selling goods

local/regional & international artists

Meet the members who make it all happen!

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Creating self-substaining, communities!

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Telephone Directory
Felix Silundika • Founder

Responsibilities: Visionary
Email: felix.silundika@tgsilundikacommunitycenter.org
Tel: +263 78 542 4698

Mr Mfundo Tsambani • Chairman

Responsibilities: Represents the centre and the management committee at district and civic meetings. Develops agenda for and presides at management committee meetings and knows the aims and objectives of all projects.
Email: mfundo.tsambani@tgsilundikacommunitycenter.org
Tel:+263 773829630

Ms Bongani Sebele • Vice Chairmann

Responsibilities: Represents the centre and the management committee at district and civic meetings (as requested by the chairman). Knows the aims and objectives of the TGSCCC Coordinates work of committees and serves in the absence of the chairman
Email: info@tgsilundikaculturalcommunitycentre.org
Tel: +263 774678269

Ms Paba Dube • Treasurer

Responsibilities: Presents proposed budget for committee’s operations and activities Handles all funds Keeps accurate records on income and expenses Provides regular reports on money matters Coordinates fundraising projects
Email: info@tgsilundikacommunitycenter.org
Tel: +263 7830 991 94

Ms Mendi Gumbo • Secretary

Responsibilities: Keeps accurate minutes of meetings. Handles all committee correspondence. Reports at each meeting the minutes from previous meeting and informs members about upcoming meetings and events
Email: info@tgsilundikaculturalcommunitycentre.org
Tel: +263 782 127 990

Mr Lamlani Silundika Sebele • Assistant Secretary

Responsibilities: Serves in the absence of the substantive secretary. Helps the substantive in handling committee correspondence and informs members about upcoming meetings and events.
Email: info@tgsilundikaculturalcommunitycentre.org
Tel: +263 783 352 255

Memorial Library & ZC Nkobi Gallery

If you have books or stationary for schools to donate please contact us!

Primary Contact: Felix Silundika
Email: info@tgsilundikaculturalcommunitycentre.org
Tel: +263 783 352 255

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