Tumaini Festival 2018

The fifth edition of the Tumaini Festival was held over the weekend at Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa, central Malawi. Dzaleka is home to thousands of refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and Somalia.

Menes La Plume. Tumaini Festival 2018, Dzaleka, Dowa in Malawi

The festival was conceptualised by Menes La Plume (pictured above in blue t-shirt) five years ago as a one day cultural festival. The event has since grown over the years into a two day event attracting over 30,000 people, local and foreigners alike. The festival features music, dance, drama amd poetry.

A pictorial of the event.

Tumaini Festival 2018, Dzaleka, Dowa in Malawi

Tumaini Festival 2018, Dzaleka, Dowa in Malawi

Tumaini Festival 2018, Dzaleka, Dowa in Malawi

Tumaini Festival 2018, Dzaleka, Dowa in Malawi

Tumaini Festival 2018, Dzaleka, Dowa in Malawi

Tumaini Festival 2018, Dzaleka, Dowa in Malawi

Tumaini Festival 2018, Dzaleka, Dowa in Malawi

Tumaini Festival 2018, Dzaleka, Dowa in Malawi

Tumaini Festival 2018, Dzaleka, Dowa in Malawi

Tumaini Festival 2018, Dzaleka, Dowa in Malawi

Tumaini Festival 2018, Dzaleka, Dowa in Malawi

Tumaini Festival 2018, Dzaleka, Dowa in Malawi
It was a very dusty affair!