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Public Discussion on the Future of Arts in Namibia

The Namibia Institute of Democracy (NID) with the support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) hosted a Public Discussion for Youth Arts Month on the topic of the Future of Arts in Namibia that took place the College of Arts located in Katutura.

The welcoming remarks were made by Lucy K, a radio presenter from NBC radio, who then handed over to the guest speaker: Papa Shilongeni, a visual artist and musician. Shilongeni gave a brief background on his experiences as an artist in Namibia.  This Public Discussion was broadcast on various national radio stations and took place in front of a live audience, that consisted mainly of students from the College of the Arts, students from America and the interns from the HSF. 

A question and answer session was held whereby the students at the College of the Arts were able to address questions to Papa Shilongeni.