Me Fest, a Mbare based arts movement has launched a culture-expo that will be held every month as part of efforts to promote the arts sector and Zimbabwean culture in general.

Cultural expo events have become popular throughout the world as different countries seek to protect various cultures that face extinction due to globalisation.

In the spirit of promoting different Zimbabwean ethnic cultural values, Me Fest has launched a cultural expo in the high density suburb of Mbare at Mai Musodzi Hall that has attracted a number of musical groups among other performing artists.

The culture expo to be held in Mbare every month seeks to nurture and develop artistic talent among local cultural groups with plans to grow the initiative to be an international platform on the cards, says Me Fest director Tendai Fulukia.

The expo that was attended by various Harare based traditional arts groups also saw Harare High School participating in the event where students were afforded a platform to exhibit their talents.

Harare High School teacher Mrs Martha Chitsinde says the expo is important as it provide carrier options for students who have artistic talents.

The culture expo is part of the broader initiatives to uphold Zimbabwe’s cultural values with the expo expected play in important role in promote cultural exchange programmes within the country and beyond.