Auditions for the UNWTO song a good move-ZAM

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ZAMBIA Association for Musicians have welcomed the move by the National Arts Council to hold auditions in Lusaka for the UNWTO song yet to be produced.

ZAM president Maiko Zulu said in an interview that the approach should be like a public tender and not private to ensure transparency.

“It should be approached like a public tender and not private to ensure transparency, because for the past years the complaint by the majority has been that such programs have lacked transparency, hence if auditions are held they will enable the public to participate, and I feel that way with music we will transparency, because the UNWTO is a national event and not private,” Zulu said.

However some artists have receive the move by NAC with mixed feelings, they feel NAC should just audition those who are inexperienced.

Brian Bwembya aka Bflow said they are willing to work as a team as established artists.

“We are ready to work as  a team as established artistes and we have made it clear to them, I think NAC should not waste resources and money on those of us whose capabilities they already know, they should just audition the inexperienced for them to gain exposure,” he said

“This is an international event and we are supposed to be judges and not amateurs to be auditioned, we are not against the auditions because it is a good criteria for the upcoming artists to get the exposure,” he added.

Last month NAC auditioned Livingstone residents where the minister of Tourism and Art was the guest of honor.