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Projects, Programs, and Preparations

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May 11th, 2016

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This month we’ve got lots going on here at the Chamwino Arts Center. Here’s a rundown of the projects and programs in progress here in Chamwino Ikulu. Earlier this year, our Director came into contact with a Seattle based group called Construction for Change (CfC). […]

Youth development and exchange in Europe and Africa

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February 5th, 2016

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In 2013, the Chamwino Arts Center was approached with a proposal to participate in a project called Art for Social Change. Proposed by the Open Space Foundation in Sofia, Bulgaria this project cultivates young people in Uganda, Italy, Bulgaria and Tanzania through non-formal educational experiences […]

Arts Classes, Madarasa la sanaa

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January 19th, 2016

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Although the Festival is still many months away, the CAC staff have not been idle these last few months. In November we hosted our first round of Arts Classes for children. For six weeks volunteer teachers taught drawing, games, and music, each one day a […]

The U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation

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January 5th, 2016

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Last month the Chamwino Arts Center had the honor to submit an application to the American Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). In their own words, “The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) supports the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects, and forms of […]

Partnership

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November 2nd, 2015

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With warm gratitude and thanks, we appreciate every individual and organization that has sponsored the Chamwino Ngoma Festival in its eight year history. Without this support, the CNF would not happen. Some of our major partners have included St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Chamwino, everyone […]

22-24th July, 2016

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October 28th, 2015

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Dates for the next Chamwino Ngoma Festival are 22-24th July, 2016. This year’s theme is Culture and Peace, Tamaduni na Amani. Now accepting applications for performing groups. Space is limited to 30 groups: 25 from the Chamwino area, and 5 from outside the Chamwino area. […]

2015 Festival Postponed

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August 5th, 2015

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We are sorry to inform you that due to a series of unfortunate events the 2015 Chamwino Ngoma Festival has been postponed. Keep your eyes here or follow us on Twitter (@ChamwinoArts) for updates and for the new dates. You are still warmly welcome to […]

Cultural-Exchange in Bulgaria

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July 24th, 2015

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This post contains a report from Vaileth Msihi about her trip to Bulgaria in May for a Youth-Worker’s Exchange. This exchange was the first stage in a project called Art for Social Change with partners in Tanzania, Bulgaria, Italy, and Uganda. Her report was also […]

Muhubiri from Ikombo

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July 21st, 2015

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Muhubiri from Ikombo is another group that comes from far away, more than 100km from Chamwino Village. When we say “far away” in these posts we’re talking about distance into “the bush.” Places like Dabalo, Nayu, Ikombo and Zajilwa spread far out into rural farmlands […]

Mchungaji Mwema from Zajilwa

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July 17th, 2015

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Several groups new to the festival this year are from far, far away from Chamwino. Those from the furthest, we don’t knowvery much about and so discover more on each visit. On our first visit to this group last month, we learned this group’s name, […]