Shoko Festival announces 2018 dates and flips the script

Shoko Festival is set to re-imagine its format this year as it announces a new programme structure that makes Peace In The Hood the main event in Chitungwiza. The new format for the 2018 edition will see the festival retain its 3 day format but re-focus the content and programming. Shoko 2018 dates have been…

Hivos Call for Proposals: Creative Audio-Visual Online Expression in 21st Century Southern Africa

Region: Hivos Southern Africa Office: Harare, Zimbabwe; Lusaka, Zambia or Lilongwe, Malawi Hours: Apply before: September 19, 2018 Hivos Southern Africa is seeking proposals from artistic collectives, creative hubs and groups of creative content makers in the audio-visual sectors.  These proposals are geared to support the production of more independently creative audio visual artistic content.…

Zim songbird graces DRC fiesta

LOCAL jazz songbird Vera Chisvo will this weekend raise the country’s flag high at the annual Twins Without Borders Festival, which began on Tuesday and will run until August 26 in Lubumbashi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Now in its 10th edition, the festival, which celebrates the life of those born twins globally, is…

New artworks online

Visit our online store to view new products uploaded. The collection includes works by Liwanika Madamombe, Evans Chinyanya, Edious Nyagweta, Tariro Mashaire, Tawanda Seremwe, Godfrey Matungamidze, Uparty Majengwa, David Mashoko and Bernd Sakarombe. Follow link to view products: https://avacarts.com/product-category/stone-sculptures/

Creative sector asks for command arts fund

STAKEHOLDERS in the local arts sector have pleaded with government to set up a command arts and culture fund to enable the sector to catch up with the rest of world. Speaking during an arts seminar organised by Africa Innovation Trust in partnership with JIVE Zimbabwe in Harare last week, players in the arts industry…

UK: Zimbabwean artwork on display at Newby Hall

UK: ZIMBABWEAN creativity has found a home in a new exhibition at an historic North Yorkshire hall. Newby Hall, near Ripon, is displaying an extensive collection Zimbabwean Shona sculpture. The collection has been curated by Orlando Compton, whose family owns Newby Hall, together with travelling Zimbabwean sculptors Chenjerai Chiripanyanga, Dudzai Mushawepwere and Matthew Nakhawale who…

Justin Orvis Steimer & Terrence Musekiwa: ‘The Watchers’ (4 Jul 2018 – 28 Jul 2018) UK

The exhibition runs from the 4th of July 2018 and ends on the 28th of July 2018 at 50 Golborne Gallery London, United Kingdom. For this occasion the two artists have resumed the artistic dialogue that they first started in Harare (Zimbabwe) in 2017 for the launch of Catinca Tabaracu Harare. Steimer starts with the…

Zimbabwe’s ‘Mother and Child’ sculptor (Dominic Benhure)

Dominic Benhura is an internationally acclaimed Zimbabwean artist who has made a name for himself with his unique mother and child stone sculptures. His works have been exhibited at galleries across the world and have sold at auction for tens of thousands of dollars. He talked to the BBC at his studio in Harare and…

Zim to host Miss Culture World

Zimbabwe will hog the international limelight as it is set to host the inaugural Miss Culture Worldwide slated for October this year. Tailored as a strategic instrument for destination marketing, Miss Culture Worldwide will be used to promote tourism, cultural diversity and national heritage. Countries that are expected to participate include Russia, Brazil, Portugal, United…

 Zim Dancehall: A story of a generation’s hopes and aspirations.

That Zim Dancehall has captured the hearts and souls of many a Zimbabwean is no secret; naturally the growth of the genre has divided opinion. While some quarters dismiss it with contempt as a passing fad, others applaud and gladly embrace it is as a serious creative force to reckon with. In contemporary Zimbabwe, the…

Mannex and Zimreggastra Take Reggae Uptown

Zimbabwe’s top reggae crooner, Emmanuel Motsi aka Mannex and his Zimreggestra band will be taking his ground breaking act uptown at the PaPosition Bar and Lounge in Avondale this Friday, 22 June, 2018. Mannex, who used to perform with legendary reggae band, Transit Crew, as a lead singer, promised to put up a polished act…

Thomas Mapfumo Backstage Conversations

Being a huge fan of Chimurenga Music, I had told myself on countless occasions that come what may, when Thomas Mapfumo returns from exile I would attend his home coming show without fail. Having a conversation with him was however way out of my wildest imaginations but thanks to his longtime friend Cosmas Zamangwe this…

Call for a comprehensive arts policy in Zimbabwe

By Zandile Zaza Ndlovu Zimbabwe Arts practitioners have made an urgent call for the establishment of a comprehensive arts policy that will guide operations within the sector. A dearth of arts policies that speak to artistes, lack of knowledge on various art forms by local consumers and challenges on building and harnessing audiences locally and…

Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions among most influential 100 books

AWARD-WINNING novelist and filmmaker, Tsitsi Dangarembga’s blockbuster novel Nervous Conditions has been listed among the BBC Culture’s 100 stories that shaped the world in which it was pegged at number 66. Dangarembga yesterday said she was overwhelmed by the development and the congratulatory messages she had received in the wake of the listing. “I’m overwhelmed…

Zimbabwean Artists Exhibit At Dak’Art

The 13th Dakar Biennale, popularly known as Dak’Art, has returned for its 2018 edition. With an upsurge in valuable content and context from Zimbabwe, this cycle of the Biennale has three artists appearing, namely Kudzanai Chiurai, Admire Kamudzengerere and Dana Whabira. The exhibition features “We Need New Names”, Chiurai’s 2017 showing at the National Gallery…

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