Congolese vision supported

CULTURE CELEBRATED: Zawadi Rashidi is using dance to bridge the gap between her African community and the wider Mount Gambier population.

USING dance to bridge the gap between her African community and the wider Mount Gambier population, Zawadi Rashidi has been selected to represent the South East in a state-wide creative youth program.

The 23-year-old Mount Gambier resident, who is originally from the Congo, will represent the region in Art Squad – a program built to identify and nurture the next generation of creative leaders in regional South Australia.

Art Squad – a partnership between Country Arts SA and Carclew Youth Arts – is a program for nine people aged 19 to 23 who have an interest in arts and want to make creative projects come to life in their community, subsequently building a career for themselves there.

“I want to create a dance, music and video experience that will tell my story as a one-year old refugee in the Congo and travelling

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