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Meet ISPA's 2015 Global Fellowship Program participant Butshilo Nleya!
Director, Born to life Cultural Trust
Butshilo Nleya is the director of Born to life Cultural Trust in Zimbabwe. This is a not-for-profit organization that was set up to develop the arts sector in Zimbabwe by way of planning and implementing; educational, heritage and culture, performance art and arts entrepreneurship projects.
The active projects include; Bulawayo Culture Festival and other regional festivals, Dance training and excellence, LGBTI drama and poetry, Freedom of Speech, The School Of Comedy and Relinking communities through Arts. Through this work, Butshilo has assumed other roles which include, Producer, Arts manager, Human Rights 'ART'ivist, Festival director, and Leadership mentor.
Butshilo has a deep love for percussive ethnic music and theatre and spent extended periods touring and teaching around the world. His personal statement is to be part of the young, fresh and new creative energy in Africa.