Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

The recent hosting of the Kasane Elephant Summit comes at a time when sustainable utilisation of wildlife is under threat from western sponsored anti-use lobby groups. ...

ZIMBABWE Music Rights Association (Zimura) executive director Polisile Ncube yesterday told Parliament that government was letting them down because legal institutions were dealing with piracy with kid gloves. ...

SUNGURA musician Tatenda “Spanner Boy” Pinjisi is currently working on his third album titled Shamhu yeNhubu set to be released soon, NewsDay Life & Style has leant. ...

A GROUP of women from Bulawayo, based in the United Kingdom, are organising a Mothers’ Day event in the City of Kings on May 12. ...

JAZZ artiste and wife to award-winning Zimdancehall chanter Ras Caleb — Norah Thelma Kapisa — said she has learnt a lot from her husband and that will help her develop her own music career. ...

THE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ), through its Rail Leisure unit, has organised another Mother’s Day steam ride to honour mothers and present an opportunity for the public to experience a memorable train ride from Bulawayo to Plumtree and back. ...

FINGERS Academy modelling graduates Shawn Mutasa and Ashley Sibanda are set to launch their clothing brand next month in an effort to create opportunities for themselves in the fashion and media industry. ...

Zimdancehall chanter Freeman – real name Emegy Sylvester Chizanga (EC) – who shot to fame after releasing his hit song Joina City, continues to rise. ...

SCULPTOR Elvis Mamvura says he was inspired to come up with the piece, The Love of Once, after losing several family members to HIV and Aids. ...

POPULAR gospel diva Jennifer Maneni recently tied the knot with her executive producer Ricky Mayer, who is based in the United Kingdom. ...

ZIMBABWE Music Rights Association (Zimura) director Polisile Ncube yesterday said many local artistes were not fully conversant with the provisions of copyright law, and music publishers took advantage of that loophole to cream them off. ...

RENOWNED author and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise US$285 000 to finance the production of a new film titled Nnenna, as part of efforts to empower women and create an enabling environment for female thespians. ...

The name Nicholas Zakaria, for many, is associated with mostly sungura music for the farm and rural folk. ...

THE battle for supremacy between two of the country’s biggest musicians, Jah Prayzah and Winky D, is not yet over as the duo has been nominated alongside South Africa-based Oskido for the Outstanding Arts Personality outside Bulawayo gong at this year’s edition of the Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards set for June 29. ...

URBAN groover ExQ and Zimdancehall chanter Bazooker staged a thrilling show at Club Excite in Gweru on Saturday night. ...

When routinely going through my library, there are books that I can’t just ignore re-reading. This time, it was my all-time best teenage literature piece, Friend Billy and the Msasa Avenue Three. ...

AFTER making waves last year with songs featuring award-winning Bulawayo hip-hop sensation POY, Tapiwa ‘Six Oh’ Matarise has returned with a thrilling hip-hop track, Matanga, featuring rapper Stunner. ...

THEATRE organisation Patsime Trust will tomorrow launch its 200-seater Jasen Mphepo Little Theatre in Eastlea, Harare, which is expected to be used to promote growth, innovation and creativity in the arts industry. ...

FAST-RISING dancehall musician Nutty O, who was endorsed by visiting Nigerian artiste Patoranking last week, continues to strike the right chords and has featured on a Jamaican project. ...

Award-winning gospel musician Tatenda Mahachi has released a single titled Victory, which incorporates English, Shona and Swahili languages, giving it the potential to attract several audiences. ...

TRENDING gospel musician Mathias Mhere says he has gone evangelical in his forthcoming album Greater than Solomon, themed largely on the subject of repentance and salvation which is set for release on May 31. ...

SUNGURA kingpin Alick Macheso’s fans from all over Mashonaland Central braved the cold weather on Friday and packed Shamwari Joe Hotel’s open space in Mvurwi to dance the night away. ...

FORMER Miss Zimbabwe Samantha Tshuma has lined up style and development workshops under the banner “Project 102” for Bulawayo that will be headlined by an international stylist. ...

ORGANISERS of the Masvingo Music Awards could not host the annual event last month because it was undergoing a re-branding process that has seen it rechristened Masvingo Music and Arts Awards to accommodate other art disciplines. ...

LOCAL author Rodgers Upenyu Chaipa (pictured) has published new books to cater for the new educational curriculum in Zimbabwe and other African countries. ...

JEST mistress Tyra “Madam Boss” Chikocho has made her name through cracking people’s ribs with her skits, but very few people know she is a woman of many talents, which stretch to music. ...

AS a result of feedback received by Wild Zambezi from visitors who have enjoyed camping in Mana Pools National Park, here are some important pointers to remember if you are planning a stay there. ...

THE late music superstar and national hero, Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi’s children may find it difficult to challenge his will and testament lodged with the Master of the High Court early this week, as there is no legal provision that entitles adult children to benefit from their father’s estate, NewsDay Life & Style has established. ...

SOUTH Africa-based Zimbabwean hip-hop artiste Ngonidzashe “King 98” Dondo said he had travelled a painful journey in music and will not allow negative criticism to hamper his march into the future. ...

GWERU-BASED teenage model Molly Glorydine Alicia Rahman has urged sponsors and corporates from the Midlands province to support her bid for top honours at the Miss Teen Zimbabwe finals set for tomorrow. ...