Matamba Cultural Festival debuts

The first-ever Matamba Cultural Arts and Education Festival runs Sept. 11-13 at the Hub at Cowichan Station.

The first-ever Matamba Cultural Arts and Education Festival runs Sept. 11-13 at the Hub at Cowichan Station.

Organizers Tafadzwa and Amy Matamba aim to promote the culture, traditions, arts and heritage of both Vancouver Island and Zimbabwe to make a difference and support cultural exchanges for artists and educators at two centres they are in both locations.

It all starts Friday at 7 p.m. and continues Saturday and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. both days.

Many artists and performers will be part of the event at Cowichan Station, including mixed media artist Leanne Hodges, musicians Peet and Buz and Ed Peekeekoot, the Hilwi Junior Dancers, Dave Blinzinger, Sheree Seretse and more.

Tickets are available at https://www.thehubl.com/listings/1553/tickets