Nyaude Exposes Social Ills Through Art

Talented visual artist Gresham Nyaude said he is ready to excel and change the face of the local arts industry through his works. The 29-year-old artist said he draws his inspiration from day to day activities that take place in Mbare where he resides and surrounding areas. “I am a person who grew up in…

Zimbabwe Arts Festival: Artists turn rubbish into beauty

This year Zimbabwe hosted the Harare International Festival of the Arts. In a country dealing with cash shortages, power cuts and high unemployment, artists have been striving to reveal a beauty in the environment around them. Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from Harare.

Winky D outshines dancehall King Beenie Man

BY WINSTONE ANTONIO GRAMMY award-winning Jamaican reggae-dancehall musician Anthony Moses Davis, popularly known as Beenie Man, left thousands of his Zimbabwean fans disappointed as he failed to perform to expectations early Sunday morning at the inaugural Spring Festival at Alexandra Sports Club in Harare. While purported to be the King of Dancehall, Beenie Man’s crown…

Pablo Picasso And The Influence Of Zimbabwe Stone Sculpture

Today, Picasso art-works seem to have transcended time as his works continue to be some of the most sought after pieces in the world by both collectors and investors. A little known fact until recently, was where Picasso garnered some of his inspiration. It may come as a surprise, but Picasso was most certainly influenced…

Chataira’s unrecognised talent

Many people are familiar with the term “starving artist.” This stereotype of impoverished artists struggling to get by has been true throughout much of history. Fine art painters and metal sculptors in particular, lead this poverty-stricken crop of artists. Artists, writers and musicians can all fall into this group, which is robbed of the credit…

Male circumcision program for Chitungwiza Arts Centre

A delegation from ZAZIC and Daniel C Rutz the Communication Specialist and Country Director for the United States Centre of Disease Control and Prevention Zimbabwe visited the Chitungwiza Arts Centre offering free circumcision to artists. Tendai from ZAZIC made a presentation on the benefits of male circumcision. Benefits of circumcision mentioned include: – Being circumcised…

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