Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

PREPARATIONS for the Friends in His Praises Encounter 2 Concert have begun and the event is expected to bring Christians together for a glorious afternoon of praise, during which Thembinkosi Nyoni will hold a live recording. ...

RISING gospel sensation Marbel Jeanry Madondo, who recently released her second album, Many Shades of MJ, said she has continued to draw inspiration from her late sister, Jackie Madondo. ...

SNEAK PEEK Winstone Antonio MUSIC is considered to be a powerful tool and has been important with many movements. Not only in Zimbabwe is the power and influence ...

AN all-male Bulawayo Christian acapella group, Family Voices, said they had defied all odds since inception despite the numerous challenges they faced before making a breakthrough in the cutthroat music industry. ...

SOUTH African award winning producer and wheel-spinner Prince Kaybee was reported to be sick when he performed at the launch of his latest album Re Mmino on Tuesday night at Cosmopolitan Night club in Bulawayo. ...

SOME top African models, both male and female, are set to battle for honours at the Battle of the Models Africa (Boma) series. The series has been shelved for about four years, with the brains behind the project, modelling guru and Zim Gossip Models Agency founder Mercy “Catwalk” Mushaninga (pictured), claiming she was waiting for the right time to host it. ...

CHINESE ambassador to Zimbabwe Guo Shaochun said China was prepared to partner with the government in the establishment of a Chinese Culture Centre in Harare, where the two countries’ diverse cultures would be taught under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). ...

A local play — There Is a Field — whose focal point is the shooting of a Palestinian-Israeli peace activist, Aseel Asleh in 2000, to reflect on Zimbabwe security forces’ brutality and the national healing discourse, is set to premiere at Theatre in the Park in Harare from today until Friday. ...

THE newly-appointed National Gallery of Zimbabwe Bulawayo regional director, Butholezwe Kgosi Nyathi, has vowed to transform the entity into a vibrant nucleus for art in the country. ...

GATEWAY Zimbabwe is set to host the inaugural Harvest Festival this year at the Harare Gardens on May 4. ...

BULAWAYO jazz artistes have come together to form a grouping known as the Jazz and Whisky Club, with the launch already done at Queens Sports Club on Sunday ahead of the World Jazz Day commemorated yesterday. ...

SEVERAL local musicians have borne the brunt of being blacklisted from the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation’s radio stations and television channel because the political messages on their songs are believed to be anti-establishment. ...

NIGERIAN dancehall artiste Patoranking weekend show promoters Kayse Connect said they felt hard-done by part of their security team, which allegedly smuggled people into the VIP and VVIP arena without paying the requisite US$80 and US$40, respectively. ...

THE stage is set for rising South Africa-based Zimbabwean hip-hop artiste Ngonidzashe “King 98” Dondo’s debut album Francesca launch tomorrow at Wingate Golf Club in Harare. ...

AWARD-WINNING musician Jah Prayzah temporarily turned his performance at Queens Sports Club into a traditional ceremony after he performed at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair showdown concert on Saturday night in Bulawayo. ...

SOUTH Africa’s award-winning house music producer and DJ Prince Kaybee tonight makes a return to Zimbabwe to launch his latest album, Re Mmino, at Cosmopolitan Night Club in Bulawayo. ...

NEW YORK-BASED author, Martha Mutomba, tells a gripping story of how a young woman's interaction with her grandmother after a brief return from the diaspora significantly impacts her world view and perceptions about human life. ...

LOCAL soap opera Wenera actor, Zolile Makeleni, said the lengthy period he spent acting has made him a better director who can bring out the best from the cast because he has been in their shoes before. ...

Artisanal miners around the mining town of Bindura flocked to Club 1160 on Saturday night to see the veteran dancer and musician Precious “Wasu Dacoda” Makwame live on stage with her Syndicate dance group. ...

A LOCAL entertainment outfit, Blackman Entertainment, is set to host a series of shows around the country to support the arts industry. ...

CHITUNGWIZA-BASED visual artist and winner of the 3-dimension visual art award at the recent National Merit Art Awards (Nama) Shelton Mubayi said gender equality, education and entrepreneurship were the recurrent motifs in his artworks. ...

BOUNDARIES Within, a captivating film on human trafficking, unveiled new acting talent including former Young Warriors goalkeeper Simba Manzungu, when it premiered before a full house at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe on Sunday. ...

NYANGA National Park is situated in one of the most scenic areas of Zimbabwe's Eastern Highlands. Rolling green hills and perennial rivers transverse the park. ...

WORKS of art including paintings, folktales, songs and dance often transcend mere entertainment and are capable of more than one meaning, with individual or group interpretations entirely dependent on cultural backgrounds or ideological thrust. ...

NIGERIAN reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie — popularly known as Patoranking — said it was through his keen interest in Zimbabwean music that he came across his compatriots Davido and Platinum Diamond’s collaborations with Jah Prayzah. ...

ALPHA Media Holdings’ (AMHs) Heart and Soul online radio and television station have been major attractions, with visitors to the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) mobbing the company’s debut appearance at the annual exhibition conference. ...

LOCAL dancer Ashlee Nyathi is set to breathe life into aspiring young dancers from high-density suburbs through his MagProm Trading that has interests in fishery as he seeks to contribute towards the growth of the country’s dance industry. ...

AWARD-WINNING multi-disciplinary visual artist Komborerai Chapfika, who made it to the top 30 of the Digital Lab Africa (DLA#3) online pitch competition alongside three other Zimbabweans, is optimistic that he will be among the 10 winners to be announced on April 30 and has appealed for more internet users’ votes. ...

BULAWAYO’S Sox the Poet — real name Sondlane Dube — on Wednesday walked away RTGS$1 000 richer after scooping top honours at the second edition of the Lafarge Poetry Slam held at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. ...

NEW kid on the block, afro-jazz musician Michael Tawanda Mukoko — popularly known as SaMukoko in music circles — is set to launch his second album on April 30 at Eastpoint in Harare. ...