Lake of stars – Malawi Festival of Arts
Definitely an awesome festival, but due to a break in 2017 it will return at first on the 15th of september 2018. Although then for their 15th anniversary. It’s unfortunate to miss it in 2017… But at the same time the opportunity to save some cash for the double dose! The festival is organised on the shores of lake malawi, a stunning scenery and in 2015 hosted 79 Malawian acts and 81 artist and creative practitioners. It’s a medium sized festival with around 3.000 visitors wherefrom 34% non Malawian.
For more information check the website: http://lakeofstars.org
Checking all the aftermovies and pictures made me super excited and energized wanting to go back immediately. By the way.. this was just a top 5 of only East Africa. I could even make a top 50. Honestly, did you expect that there was so much cool shit going on only in East Africa?
In my title I state that the festivals in Africa are more awesome than their Western Counterparts. I don’t know if that’s true. You can’t compare apple to oranges. But what I can conclude that the African Festivals are a new and different experience than the Western Festivals.
Hope that with this blog I was able to start a dream of going to an African Festival and will meet you on their next editions. Because it’s probably still a bit unexplored terrain for many readers, I’m always available for helping with planning the african festival trip and make your dream come through. And whenever you are there, let me know and we can grab a beer or two!