Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

RENOWNED Zimbabwean gospel singer Shingisai Suluma is expected to touch down at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport today, ahead of the annual One Voice Inter-denominational Concert set for Saturday at the Harare International Conference Centre. ...

AWARD-winning songbird and entrepreneur, Cindy Munyavi (pictured) has signed a “lucrative endorsement” deal with a local manufacturer of cosmetics Vaida Chemicals to be the face of its range of products. ...

ZIMBABWE once again proved to have the brilliant minds after Marist Brothers Nyanga clinched the National School Quiz Championship (NSQC) World Series title in South Africa on Wednesday ...

THE United States Embassy through the State Department Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation programme has availed $42 000 to the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo for the ...

THE much-awaited 104-minute-long film State of Malambia which gobbled USD$105 000 in its production is finally set to premiere tonight at Ster Kinekor, Sam Levy in Harare. ...

ORGANISERS of the Zim hip-hop awards have revealed that the current economic meltdown has forced them to return the ceremony to Harare after they had declared that the next three editions of the awards would be hosted in Bulawayo. ...

ALTHOUGH I grew up exposed more to Leonard Dembo’s music because of my favourite primary teacher, Amon Muzariri, who enjoyed the music so much, I had no idea what genre it was. ...

A 14-YEAR-OLD pupil at Christian Brothers College in Bulawayo, Mukudzeiishe Madzivire, recently launched his debut short story and poetry collection at the Bulawayo Music Academy. ...

MISS Tourism Zimbabwe 2018 first princess, Natalie Chido Mangondo, has received another feather in her cap after she was crowned the inaugural Miss India-Zimbabwe at a glamorous ceremony held at a Harare hotel on Monday. ...

CHIMURENGA music icon Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo has heaped praise on Bulawayo Afro-pop musician, Jeys Marabini, for his music prowess and saluted him for putting Bulawayo on the music world map. ...

DANCEHALL chanter Winky D, who is riding high with his latest single Kasong Kejecha, yesterday said it was difficult for an artiste to explore human rights themes in Zimbabwe without being labelled political. ...

THE country’s most-sought-after master of jest, Carl Joshua Ncube, has forged a partnership with Uganda’s queen of comedy, Anne Kansiime, for the content creation of his online TV station Feel Good Africa. ...

AWARD-WINNING filmmaker Igi Matope of Pikicha Africa is set to launch a new film titled Goodman, which touches on diverse contemporary issues. ...

MISS World Zimbabwe Hajirah Belinda Potts said the opportunity to cat-walk on the esteemed Miss World ramp in Sanya, China, on Saturday, was an eye opener that has brought worldwide experience relating to the modelling industry and her modelling career. ...

CAUGHT by the revolutionary frenzy, Chimurenga music fans turned Thomas Mapfumo’s Bulawayo show on Saturday show into a political demonstration as Mukanya belted out his politically charged tracks, which made him unpopular with former President Robert Mugabe’s regime. ...

MODEL and political activist Vimbaishe Musvaburi last week launched a magazine, The Parliamentarian, which seeks to improve the general public’s understanding of the role parliamentarians play as well as subsequently act as the bridge between the two. ...

THE much-anticipated National Schools Quiz Championship (NSQC), that is partly sponsored by Heart and Soul Broadcasting Services, a subsidiary of Alpha Media Holdings, publishers of NewsDay, The Zimbabwe Independent and The Standard, roars to life today until Wednesday, with more than 32 schools battling for the World Series trophy at Monash University in South Africa. ...

UTAKATAKA Express frontman Peter Moyo has urged music promoters to constantly accord youthful singers the platform to showcase their talent on the big stage alongside seasoned artistes as a way of helping them perfect their skills. ...

CERTIFIED model, actress and upcoming producer Joyline Chiedza Basira said although women have made significant inroads in the film industry over the years, many traditional and cultural bottlenecks ...

SULTRY songbird Thamsanqa “Tammy” Moyo has taken a philanthropic route with the help of various partners that will see her work with underprivileged youths in schools across the country. ...

INDUSTRY minister Mangaliso Ndhlovu says the flour milling arm of National Foods will not close shop after government addressed the concerns brought by the company, which had warned of imminent closure. ...

AN episode of the popular BBC Earth series, Dynasties, focusing on painted wolves — filmed at Mana Pools National Park — was premiered at Ster Kinekor Sam Levy in Harare on Wednesday night. ...

LOCAL mbira and marimba music outfit, Simba Arts Ensemble, is inviting interested dancers and musicians to apply for its 2019 edition of the performing arts and arts management training programme set to run from February to November next year. ...

ORGANISERS of the Heart2Heart charity concert have assured the Gwanda community that all is now set for the music showcase’s fifth edition, pencilled for tomorrow. ...

People listen to music for different reasons. Some are interested just in the lyrics, while others are more interested in the beats — and there is also a group that goes for both. ...

SOUTH Africa-based Zimbabwean RnB songstress Ashleigh Moyo (AM), popularly known as “Shashl” in music circles, said she was not in a hurry to release an album as she concentrates on singles to allow people to grow into her sound. ...

LEGENDARY Chimurenga musician Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo, who arrived in the country last night for the nationwide Peace Tour, will on Saturday face a litmus test as he performs at the Large City Hall in Bulawayo, where many shows by major artistes have flopped. ...

REIGNING Miss Tourism Zimbabwe (MTZ) 2018 queen Tafadzwa Primrose Jaricha said she has chosen to focus on teenage pregnancy issues as part of her Kureva project during her reign. ...

GOSPEL musician Munyaradzi Munodawafa gave a big Christmas treat to Persons with Disabilities (PWD) and other well-wishers who had gathered at Ishe Anesu Disabilty Centre in Glen View, Harare on Friday, where he exhibited his exceptional keyboard playing skills. ...

Contemporary musician Baba Harare, whose hit- track The Reason Why — popularly known as Hat Dzemurara — is currently trending in showbiz circles, is set to stage his debut performance as a solo artiste in the United Kingdom at the Young Achievers Awards ceremony on December 22. ...