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Plot Mhako to represent Zim at international festival

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Plot Mhako to represent Zim at international festival

Story by Colette Musanyera

LOCAL arts and creative industry expert, Plot Mhako is set to represent the country at the prestigious Music in Africa Conference set for Tanzania from the 9th to the 11th of this month.

The revered arts expert was selected to be among 40 key speakers from different countries at the annual Music in Africa Conference for Collaborations, Exchange and Showcases (ACCES) Festival which will be held at the Julius Nyerere International Conventional Centre in Dar-es-Salaam.

The Pan-African trade show brings together professionals from across Africa and around the world.

It is a platform to share knowledge, network, and exchange ideas and will see emerging and established artists from the continent showcasing their work.

“I’m super excited, humbled and honoured to be one of the speakers at this year’s ACCESS Conference. It’s a humbling honour because the ACCESS Conference is the biggest Music Indaba in Africa. It has been happening for some time now but for me to be selected as one of the speakers is quite humbling. Not to be outdone is Feli Nandi who has also been selected to perform at the festival. Zimbabwe is well represented at the festival. It’s going to put Zimbabwean music and the conversations around the Zimbabwean music industry on the global space,” he said.

With a diverse pool of speakers from more than 40 countries, ACCES offers a conference programme with music performances, networking sessions, workshops, exhibitions and awards ceremonies.

Meanwhile, the first batch of artists billed to perform at the festival includes Zimbabwe’s Feli Nandi, Alostmen from Ghana, DRC’s Ngwaka Son System, Zolani Mahola and The Feminine Force from South Africa.