Art lovers had a time of their lives last weekend during the Peace of Art show held at the Bulawayo Music Academy’s Robert Sibson Hall, which brought together people from different racial and cultural backgrounds.
One of the objectives of the initiative is to break racial barriers and promote dialogue and peace through arts.
There were exciting performances by young artists representing different races and cultures in Zimbabwe.
This was a major drawcard as more than 100 people came out to support the initiative.
The opening act, a contemporary piece by Aqoustiq Flair, Shane and Mitch set the standard for the rest of the two-hour show.
It received a standing ovation from the appreciative crowd.
Another act, Timeline, a theatrical mime piece of a young man who travels into the future to see what he would have become due to his actions, was another highlight of the show.
Unfortunately, he doesn’t get to change his present to prepare for the future outcome.
Gilmore Moyo, the show’s co-ordinator, expressed gratitude at the support they received and described the show as a major success.
“The show was a major success as more than 100 people came out to support us and we were happy that it was a mixed group of people, in terms of race,” said an elated Moyo.
“The purpose of the show was to appeal to people of different cultures and races and bring them together. We are happy to say that we achieved that.”
Other acts which were well appreciated by the crowd were the Memory Contemporary Dance’s I’m Yours, a rendition of Jason Myras which was performed by Aqoustiq Flair, Angel Wings dance performed by hip-hop outfit Break Equation and Just the Way You Are dance performed by Shane, Dennis, Mitch, Danielle and Quinton.
Peace of Art is a community action project which aims at using the arts, not only for entertainment, but to educate, conscientise and inform the public on the need to guard against trivial issues resulting in conflict, family disintegration, racism, tribalism and apathy. The initiative aims to promote social values, dignity and create mutual understanding across all borders.