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After a three-year absence due to the coronavirus pandemic, ASSITEJ Zambia once more organized the Jacaranda Children and Youth Arts Festival in Lusaka. The festival which ran from June 15 to June 17 was attended by the Light of Youth Creative Organisation (LYCO) from Lilongwe, Malawi, as well as twenty-one local groups that were drawn from across the country.

The Jacaranda festival is Zambia’s biggest festival for children and young people and brings together practitioners of theatre for young audiences. Community groups and schools were prominent at the festival and showcased their works in drama, dance, poetry, music, acrobatics, puppetry, storytelling among other forms of arts. The Malawians spiced the festival with an amazing theatre production titled “Nyangu’ The 2024 edition of the festival will be held from June 12 – 15 and with an increase in the number of days, it is expected that more local and international groups will participate.

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