‘Waka Waka Moo,’ created by Luis Munana is an original Namibian TV show which features elements of animated cartoons as well as real life puppets. This is a campaign of movement incorporating song, dance, storytelling, history, mathematics, science and cultural preservation.
The show will be conducted in nine indigenous languages namely English, Afrikaans, Silozi, Rukwangali, Damara/Nama, Oshiwambo, Otjiherero, German and Setswana.
“I saw my nieces and nephews sing along to TV shows in English and I saw them watch stories about American and European cultures, lifestyle and history. So I asked myself, why can’t we have cartoons telling original Namibian stores in Namibian languages? Then it hit me, I need to be the change I want to see in the world. That day I decided to create ‘Waka Waka Moo’,” said Luis, the director of the project.
The roles that are available for auditions are the main hosts who will be doing links for opening and closing the show, extras to play out several scenarios for example like ‘brushing your teeth’ (acting), voice over artist to be the voice of a puppet or a cartoon animation, singers to sing written and composed songs for the show and the artists for a gifted or talented child who is exceptional at doing something better than others.
The auditions are open to children between the ages of seven to twelve years. Kids will be asked to do a voice over recording in a studio, read or memorise a written piece in front of a camera and they will also be required to interact with a life puppet on set as well as to follow instructions from the director.
Furthermore, the entrants are also required to be accompanied by an adult or guardian with expressed permission from the child’s parent or guardian. Also, they may not wear any piece of clothing that is white or green in colour and they must take along an extra pair of fresh clean socks and a favourite thing they like to play with such as a toy or a gadget.
The entry fee is N$50 which is for administration, drinks and snacks. The kids will be given a copy of their audition video reel and two HD photographs which may be used for other reasons. “Advertising agencies, TV shows etc. sometimes require you to send professional pictures or video reel to show on screen chemistry before booking you,” said Luis.
In addition the participants will be added you the show’s database for future roles or consideration and mailing list for merchandising.
To be part of the auditions kids are required to complete application forms and hand them in on Saturday 8 April 2017 at the audition venue. Alternatively, forms can be obtained and fill it on Saturday at the venue. Application forms will soon be made available for download on the show’s official website: www.wakawakamoobyluismunana.com.
The audition will be taking place tomorrow, 8 April 2017 in Hochland Park 45 Rabenweg Street (near Spar) at 10h30 to15h30.
For further details and enquiries you may call at 0811227386 or email at [email protected]