Red Fox joint to establish arts academy

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IN its quest to deliver quality entertainment, leading joint Red Fox will be establishing an arts academy in Greendale, Harare.

OWN CORRESPONDENT

In an interview, Red Fox proprietor Robert Zhuwao said the academy was aimed at imparting to local artistes both art and art business skills.

“We have recognised that many artistes struggle with day-to-day tasks involved in running their music or art businesses.

“Our academy will develop a structured curriculum to instill creative entrepreneurship among the artistes we work with. For this we will also be reaching to artistes in the ghetto suburbs, rural areas and other towns across the country,” said Zhuwao.

Zhuwao said the developments required them to have a professional person on the body to run the business and they had since appointed the right candidate.

“We have roped in the services of Sostain Moyo whom we appointed as the stable’s arts co-ordinator with immediate effect,” said Zhuwao.
According to Zhuwao, Red Fox is also working towards establishing an arts playground where both upcoming and seasoned artistes will be mixing and mingling.

“We want to increase our facilitation of more arts events, tours, workshops, crafts shows, fairs and exhibitions in different parts of the country and beyond, and also in partnership with different sectors,” said Zhuwao.

Moyo, a former information and education co-ordinator at a humanitarian organisation called Doctors Without Borders said he was overwhelmed to join the Red Fox family.

“Red Fox has the potential to take our arts sector to a greater level. We are going to be having a lot of programmes aimed at nurturing our artistes to be recognised internationally for them to appreciate that they can earn standard livelihoods through art,” said Moyo.

The Red Fox joint is popularly known by reggae lovers as Kumarasta. The joint has played host to Jamaican artistes among them Elephant Man, Beenie Man, Capleton and Sizzla when they visited Zimbabwe.

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