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Stewart Sukuma and Mozambican artists celebrate the Quinzena with cultural event on June 2

Stewart Sukuma
© UNICEF Mozambique/2012
MAPUTO, Mozambique 30 May 2012 - This Saturday in Maputo, the composer and performer Stewart Sukuma and the Nkuvu Band will perform at a cultural event called Artists for Children's Rights, celebrating the Quinzena da Criança, a fortnight focused on children, which this year runs from May 26 to June 16.

This initiative by Stewart Sukuma, which takes place in collaboration with UNICEF and partners, includes the participation of musicians Mingas, Neyma, Valdemiro José, Elvira Viegas, Ace Nells and artists Tinga, Butcheca, Carlos Fornasini, Joao Fornasini, Vania Lemos, Ulisses, Jorge Dias, Gonçalo, Gemuce and storytelling by Rafo Dias, all committed to the welfare of the child. The event consists of an arts workshop, recitation of poetry, dance, play and a musical show, with free access for children.

Under the motto For the Promotion of the Rights and Inclusive Care of Children with Disabilities, the event aims to celebrate with the children, but mainly to advocate for the involvement of all social actors in the realization of child rights in Mozambique, with particular attention to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children.

"This year's Quinzena is all about inclusiveness. All children have an important role to play in their communities. We are very grateful for what Stewart Sukuma and other artists are doing to promote this inclusiveness through their music, so that each child can prosper, regardless of what challenges they may be facing in their life," says UNICEF Mozambique Representative Jesper Morch.

UNICEF continues to pay special tribute to artists who, through their work, have demonstrated leadership in their professions and use their prestige, image, voice, talent and influence to promote the welfare of children in Mozambique.

"We believe that through our art we can make a great contribution to raising awareness in society, ensuring that all children be given the same opportunity to actively participate in matters that concern them," says Stewart Sukuma.

For more information, please contact:

Emídio Machiana
, Partnership Officer, UNICEF Mozambique
Email:; Cel. (+258) 82 030 5100

Gabriel Pereira, Communication Officer, UNICEF Mozambique
E-mail:; Cel. (+258) 82 316 5390.



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