Murewa centre hosts Mvura Naya Naya fest

MUREWA Culture Centre will on March 27 host the inaugural one-day Mvura Naya Naya festival in commemoration of the United Nations’ World Water Day. In a statement, festival co-ordinator Chief NeChombo yesterday said the initiative was aimed at positioning the tangible and intangible cultural heritages as it is taken out of the phrase Mvura Naya…

Carl partners SA firms for Love Africa Festival, Maboneng (South Africa)

BY WINSTONE ANTONIO AWARD-WINING stand-up comedian Carl Joshua Ncube has struck a partnership with a South African real estate firm and Feel Good Africa for the launch of an inaugural week-long Love Africa festival scheduled for May 25 to 31 in Maboneng, Johannesburg. Ncube, who is the festival director and curator, said the fete will…

Cultural Trust to launch Cultural Expo

BY DUDUZILE NDLUKULWANI MATABELELAND Cultural Awards Trust will this year host an inaugural two-day cultural expo themed Umthwentwe from May 25 to 26 in Bulawayo in a bid to revive and safeguard the region’s cultural traits. In an interview with NewsDay Life & Style, the trust’s chief executive officer Philani Ncube said they were inviting…

Festival set to bring spark to showbiz

BY WINSTONE ANTONIO A NEW international festival of dance, Mafuwe, is set to light up the showbiz scene from August 16 to 18 in Harare, at a time a lot of festivals are folding due to the economic meltdown. The festival, to be held under the theme Invisible Boundaries, is the brain child of Germany-based…

NGZ calls for women exhibition entries

BY TAFADZWA KACHIKO THE National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) is inviting artworks from local female artists and those in the diaspora for this year’s women’s exhibition titled Balance for Better: Redesigning the Woman’s Space, running from March 22 to May 20 in Harare. In a statement, NGZ deputy director and chief curator Raphael Chikukwa said…

‘Blood Relatives’ comes to National Gallery of Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Annual Art Exhibition returns this year, featuring new artworks from emerging, mature and reputable artists within the borders of Zimbabwe and the Diaspora. The theme for this year’s Annual is Blood Relatives. The Zimbabwe Annual Art Exhibition has over the past provided curatorial-based themes in a bid to stimulate the best reinterpretation through…

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…

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…

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…

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…

National Art Gallery Exhibition of Zimbabwe: Lost and Found

By Lindsay Chiswe The National Gallery of Zimbabwe held its first exhibition of the year on the 22nd February 2018 at its premises running under the theme- Lost and Found, “Resilience, Uncertainty, Expectations, Excitement and Hope”. The exhibition sought to reaffirm the position of the artists as the primary storyteller, using different media and it…

Beenie Man headlines Spring Festival 26 August 2017

TOP Jamaican dancehall chanter, Beenie Man – real name Antony Moses Davis – will next month renew his romance with locals when he performs at the inaugural Spring Festival in the capital city of Zimbabwe, Harare. The renowned dancehall star, who will be visiting our shores for the first time in seven years after starring…

Zimbabwean art proves popular at FNB Jo’burg Art Fair

The FNB Johannesburg Art Fair held last week is one of Africa’s biggest contemporary art fairs and Zimbabwe is always represented at the fair. In previous years the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, via its Chief Curator Raphael Chikukwa, has been invited for the talks programme.

JIBILIKA Dance Festival 2015 (Provincial finals)

AVAC Arts is collaborating with the Chitungwiza Arts Centre to promote and partner the Zimbabwe’s premier dance festival, JIBILIKA finals 2015. Jibilika Dance Trust is a youth run organisation which seeks to mobilise and engage young people in positive social actions through popular youth culture.  Through this initiative, young people are equipped with the necessary…