The idea hatched out by Pamudzi Eatery and Bar in Mandala, Blantyre to promote Malawian culture, became a reality last Friday night when different cultural activities were on the spotlight.
Imposing traditional attires, food and dances provided by Museum of Malawi Cultural Troupe, were displayed to a cheerful audience.
In an interview, Pamudzi Eatery and Bar proprietor Loveness Msanide said she was impressed with the event.
“The turn up of people was mild but I am more than satisfied with the support people and customers have rendered to the initiative. It was good for a start,” she said.
Msanide urged Malawians to be patriotic and add value to their country and cultural values.
“If we don’t cherish our culture, no one will because this is the very things that we are made up of. But it begins with a sense of patriotism within ourselves because without loyalty to our country and culture we are bound to lose it,” said Msanide.
She cited countries such as Botswana as an example which Malawians can borrow a leaf from as far as cultural promotion and preservation are concerned.
“If we begin to do things our own way culturally and creatively, the entire world will be interested to learn from us. This will result in improved tourism industry which can generate more forex,” observed Msanide.