By Aubrey Thom Vakhani
Muslim Artists Association (Maas) has organised a one-day long art seminar for its members.
According to Maas president Noordin Abubakar Cassim, the seminar will take place this Sunday [March 17 2019] at Islamic Information Bureau (IIB) in the capital Lilongwe.
Cassim said the seminar will help Muslim artists to be within Islamic boundaries when working on their respective projects.
“Recently, we have seen Muslim artists producing some art pieces which aren’t inline with Islamic teachings and our expectation is that after this seminar and several of them ahead, we will have a breed of artists composing and producing under the limits Islam has guided and also have a number of well organised poets and drama artists in as far as composition and stage acting is concerned. I believe that this seminar will really help the participants,” said Cassim.
He said the seminar is a pilot project and Maas has included one of experienced drama facilitators who will help the association with his skills. The rest will be handled by Mass members.
Maas was formed in October 2015 with an aim of promoting Muslim artists through performances as well as changing their lives by turning their art into lifetime jobs so that they should earn their living through art.