TIGRIS RELEASES FLOOD VULNERABILITY REDUCTION SONG AND VISUALS “NDIZOTHEKERA”

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Conservation Music Malawi (CMMW) is pleased to announce the release of “Ndizothekera” by Lilongwe based songbird cum environmentalist Angela Mizinga commonly known as Tigris.

“Ndizothekera” is an Afro Pop song which highlights the effects of climate change, floods in particular.

The song’s theme is therefore centered on best practices to avoid and mitigate the effects of floods.

“Ndizothekera” emphasizes on the possibility of people to relocate from lower flood prone areas to uplands which are safe.

Furthermore, “Ndizothekera” highlights on the need to listen to environmental and weather experts.

“The message is simple but very important. Floods are preventable. Let’s avoid cutting down trees carelessly, replant trees on bare lands and relocate to uplands. More importantly, let’s listen to what environmental and weather experts are telling us,” remarks Tigris who is also a radio/TV personality working with Timveni Child and Youth Media Organization.

In recent years, Malawi has been experiencing climate change related disasters such as floods and droughts.

“Ndizothekera” also came third in the 2019 Tikonzekere Arts Contests: Communicating Flood Vulnerability Reduction Good Practices through Arts in Malawi which was conducted in partnership with Department of Disaster Management (DoDma) and UNDP.

“Ndizothekera” was produced by Janta of SU Records and has been released by Conservation Music Malawi on behalf of Tikonzekere Arts.

The video is also available for streaming and downloads on YouTube.

Conservation Music Malawi Secretary, Wezzie Chisenga says, “Conservation Music Malawi utilizes the catalytic power of art to deliver environmental education with the vision of building a global community that stewards the Earth, in which the memorable, emotional, and unifying power of art contributes to the balance between humankind, nature, and society.”

Chisenga adds, “We are proud to release ” Ndizothekera” by Tigris who is also a Conservation Music Malawi artist. The release is strategic knowing that we are in the rain season. We would like to warn those living in lower lands close to rivers to relocate to safe lands.”

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