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Kabushi parliamentary Constituency 2016 aspiring Member of Parliament Bowman Lusambo has called for the promotion of arts among the youths in order to reduce the high levels of unemployment.

Mr Lusambo said the arts especially music has the greatest potential to reverse youth unemployment if properly harnessed.

He was speaking last evening when he officiated at the Bowman Lusambo Inter-denominational Choir Festival held at United Church of Zambia Kabushi congregation.

The festival attracted 32 Choir and praise teams drawn from several churches in Kabushi constituency.

‘We are here to sing and praise His name, for he is the one who strengthens us. My team decided to organise his event as a way of bringing the community together and identifying talent because we believe Kabushi has a lot of talented musicians,’ he said.

Mr Lusambo also announced that he will again sponsor the festival in 2016 and offer a 32 seater as grand prize.

Hosanna Voice of Praise emerged winners in the Praise and Worship category followed by Light of Jesus with Lubuto Praise team coming out third.

Great Sinai Choir won first prize in the Choir category with of Exodus in second and Masala Kakumba Choir were in third place.

The winners got cash prizes ranging from K 6,000, K 4500 and K 2,750.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Bowman still claims to be a youth and has no job but trying to get one from Rupiah’s PF. Why can’t he start singing to create a job for himself??

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    • Is this the man who is vying for MMD vice presidency? He should wait for a time when all those we think can or should lead have given up on running the country. I give him a least 30 years.

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  2. This diehard human is he a devoted christian himself? Is he restricting his creation of employment thru art to gospel music only?Any reason for targeting church choirs?Is it more of politics than Christianity?Does the current environment favour his suggestion when there is no money in circulation?Who is gona buy his truck loads of his music from the youths? Well! food for thought.

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  3. Promoting arts like sculpturing, paintings among youths is a very good idea that will help tourisim and promot and internationalise Zambian arts. But this needs in put from GRZ, who will undoubtedly say let the private sector promot this.
    GRZ, with all that blooted cabinet, pleas assign one of those pipo to do some work and help. In Zimbabwe they had a sculpture village to train and support artists, this produced some world renowned artists and brought in a lot of forex.

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  4. I agree. Government needs to take the protection of intellectual property serously. Piracy must be fought tooth and nail. That way we shall have the atmosphere to tackle youth unemployment through the arts and showbiz industry.

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  5. The arts industry can employ thousands of Zambians. If we polish it up it can earn us plenty of forex. Government needs to protect, I repeat, PROTECT the industry from the Pirates as my fellow musician Larry Maluma above says.
    Government also needs to enforce laws for royalty payments. ZNBC and MUVI TV are the biggest culprits in failing to pay for musicians’ intellectual property. They play people’s music without paying for it. That is robbery!… and Stellah Libongani looks the other way. She only acts if she is told that UPND is holding an illegal meeting in Luanshya. But the guy who sang “imisango yaba Chaimani” in Luanshya is being robbed everyday by ZNBC, a state owned company who dont pay him royalties
    The people who compose, sing produce and publish these CDs put in a lot…

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  6. The people who compose, sing produce and publish these CDs put in a lot of effort and skill which is often underrated. They should not be robbed especially by the State or any thief. Government cannot just be looking on while the industry falters. The Ministry of Commerce and the ministry responsible for arts and culture should come together and plot a strategy to turn the music, film entertainment industries into the money spinners they are supposed to be. Lungu tell your ministers to enact laws to benefit everyone in this industry.
    Keep in mind Music can earn Zambia forex. Just check South Africa. DRC one time had music as the biggest industry after mining.

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