MZUZU (MaraviPost) — Malawians living in the United States of America are organizing special Independence Day celebrations “projected to register the largest number of participants of Malawians and friends of Malawi in the Diaspora,” organizers have said.
Malawi will this 6th July commemorate 50 years of independence from her colonial master Britain.
In a statement made available to MaraviPost one of the organizers Mwiza Munthali said the celebrations will be held in the Washington D.C. Metro area.
The celebrations will be done under the banner “Malawi of yesterday, today and tomorrow.” They will run from Friday 4th July to Sunday 6th July.
Activities including sports, music performances and a massive Dinner and Dance will also be part of the commemoration.
“There will be concerts by local and national Malawian artists, a family picnic, fashion show and a soccer tournament against teams from Kenya, Zimbabwe and Liberia. The highlight of the weekend is a community discussion forum and a Dinner and Dance,” reads the statement in part.
It adds: “The aim of the forum is to engage the community in issues that are pertinent to Malawians and Diaspora Malawians. The Dinner and Dance will celebrate the auspicious occasion with music, entertainment, dance, and cuisine from Malawi.
“It will also feature internationally renowned Malawian designers Lilly Alfonso and Mwai Namaona of Nzika Wear who will be appearing for the first time in the United States. Also on the line–up are up and coming designers Dorothy Nsona of Dorovee Designs and Diaspora Malawian Cellina Mlusu.
The musical guests include Malawi’s hottest artists Lawi and Maskal who will appear in the U.S for the first time as well as Diaspora Malawian reggae bands Indika and Lungu Vybz.”
This year’s celebrations will be wrapped up by prayers at St. Paul’s Methodist Church and an Independence Day luncheon at Swahili Village restaurant, organizers said.
For more information and donations the organizers urge all to visit www.malawiat50.org