Pride Pop-Up to celebrate three years

Pride Pop-up live music concert and expo public relations officer Gerhard Mason

The Pride Pop-Up live music concert and expo will be celebrating its third year in Windhoek on Saturday.

Spokesperson Gerhard Mason says the birthday bash would have a twist, while promoting entrepreneurship among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and other (LGBTQI+) community at Et Cetera behind the Brewers Market.

The one-day celebration will have stalls for the private and public sectors, civil society organisations and movements, as well as food and drink stalls.

The event will also feature LGBTQI+ entertainment networks stalls, artist stalls, health services, and youth societies.

Mason says the theme for this year’s bash is ‘Connecting Businesses Through Entertainment’, aiming to build stronger relationships between corporate entities and the community.

“… with possible investment opportunities for social enterprising, and strengthening communities by creating special places where magical moments become treasured memories,” he says.

The stage wil be graced by artists such as Top Cheri, DJ Ndinacky, DJ Roxy, DJ Collisxn, and Bushacci Duo.

“We are in the process of creating an arts hub for queer creatives to explore and create magical content.

“We are creating a platform for the queer at grassroots level to showcase and network with prominent institutions which could potentially absorb them and create better opportunities for them.”

Pide Pop-Up is a series of events organised by young adults from Amenaave Entertainment anually.

The platform further focuses on creating cohesion among the LGBTQI+ community, bridging the gap between entrepreneurs and entertainers, as well as celebrating lives.

“With an overall number of 13 editions since our inception in December 2020, we continue to embrace change and strive to produce events that are safe, inspire, educate, commemorate and celebrate our diverse community and culture with and for Namibians,” Mason says.


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