LaBa! 2017- Ubuntu

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Art is for everyone! The 11th LaBa! Arts Festival themed Ubuntuwas back on Saturday 27th May, from 11:00am to 8:00pm on Bukoto Street, Kamwokya. The term Ubuntu in Shona, or Obumu in Luganda, means humanity or community spirit, which is best illustrated in the Ndebele proverb: “umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu” (“a person is a person through other persons”). In reminiscence of how the festival once has been conceived, the visual arts was at the core of the festival, representing eleven collective installations out of which the audience was invited to vote for their favourite. The LaBa! Audience Award allowed a member of the winning collective to travel to Chale Wote Street Art Festival in Accra in August 2017 with the Moving Africa programme by Goethe-Institut. With many interactive and participatory projects, the festival as a daytime event addressed a large audience, including families with children. Read more.