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Two Zimbabwean artists; mbira player, Takunda Mafika, and poet, Robson Lambada will rub shoulders and share notes with their Germany counterparts in a two week ‘Reporters’ Conference’ to be held in Munster City.

The artists are set to attend a two week conference, which began this week up to the 6th of August in Munster, Germany, where they will exchange instrumentation notes and promote Zimbabwe’s culture through mbira music and poetry.

The conference will see 35 artists and media practitioners from across the globe promoting their cultures through cultural exchanges in educational, environmental and developmental projects between partner countries.

Speaking to ZBC News Mafika said the trip will allow them have interactive workshops on the Shona culture through music and poetry.

“We are going to promote our culture and demystify the notion of violence in Zimbabwe. We will be holding workshops in various cities on Mbira, Shona poetry and our values,” said Mafika.

Mafika will be travelling with Poet, Robson “Shuz” Lambada as UNESCO Cultural Ambassadors.

The conference is part of Solarnet International TV and Africa-Europe partnership’s Media Perception Management and Cultural Promotion Programme for 2011-2012.