Zimbabwe Music Festival imparts health message to youth

The curtain has been lifted on Harare International Festival of the Arts in Zimbabwe. Since its introduction in the year 1999, the Harare International Festival of the Arts brings in artists from throughout the continent. Still, this is not just an entertainment to the people of the country. Reproductive and sexual health becomes that centre of attraction in tracks performed by a bunch named “Safeguard Young People”.

The group is framed of 7 music artists from southern Africa. At the Harare International Festival of the Arts their tracks were all about how to gain knowledge of sexual wellness by adolescents as well as young people in the southern part of the continent.

One of the music artists of the group Zusi from Botswana told that this is all about a huge responsibility for them. A leading website reported that Zusi aid that for him, this is all about being able to use the vehicle which you are given – and that is music. With music, he has influence in his community, so whatever platform they have to use them positively.  He feel that they are responsible for these young people in their nations. They owe them more than just fickle or trivia entertainment.

The embers of the band told that the youngsters know regarding all the problems of early weddings, they want to heighten the awareness of sexual reproductive wellness and HIV and also increase contraceptive use by young people.