Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

WORSHIP musician-cum-journalist Nyasha Chingono — popularly known as Wenyasha in gospel music circles — is set to release his DVD album titled Taste of Glory on July 27, NewsDay Life & Style has learnt. ...

THE University of Zimbabwe’s English Department is calling for chapters for a new book under the proposed title of Reading Musaemura Zimunya: Critical Reflections, to be edited by Tanaka Chidora and Sheunesu Mandizvidza who are lecturers in the department. ...

LOCAL dancehall star Winky D (pictured), who clinched the Outstanding Arts Personality Award during the Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards ceremony on Saturday evening, has saluted his fans in the city of Kings for their support over the years. ...

AFRO-FUSION songbird and mbira player Hope Masike yesterday said her latest album — Exorcism of a Spinster — took long because she wanted to invest enough in the project to ensure its good quality. ...

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WHEN the Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards organisers revealed the nominees for this year’s edition of the biggest dress-up event koBulawayo — the most important of all categories, not belittling others but the Song of the Year announcement left many in the packed Bulawayo Theatre all smiles and convinced except a few who felt the adjudicators could have done better. ...

Like a box seat in a fabled opera house, The Elephant Camp sits in the exclusive and pristine Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary, offering sweeping views at every turn. ...

THE National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo (NGZ) has embarked on a project dubbed History of Art in Bulawayo from 1940-2015, after it realised that most teachers were struggling with art content in schools. ...

AMAKHOSI Cultural Centre has embarked on an empowerment programme called social solidarity economics, where it seeks to engage youths through arts in order to revive industries and in the process create their own economy. ...

NATIONAL Gallery of Zimbabwe librarian Joseph Mushayi has revealed that the institution is currently creating a digital library by archiving most of its catalogues since establishment in 1957 to preserve information that would be useful to future generations, researchers, scholars and the media. ...

YOUTH, Arts, Sport and Recreation deputy minister Yeukai Simbanegavi has admitted that the Arts Development Fund was moribund and needed to be revamped to extend a lifeline to artists from different disciplines to bankroll their projects. ...

A TOTAL of six gifted finalists, selected during the debut edition of the Global Dance Supreme qualifiers staged at National Ballet in Belgravia, Harare early this week, are eyeing victory at the finals scheduled for South Africa from September 26 to 29. ...

ORGANISERS of the Miss Bodylicious Zimbabwe beauty pageant, meant to recognise curvy African women, have rolled out auditions for the inaugural contest to be held this year after its official launch three years ago, NewsDay Life & Style has established. ...

Preparations for this year’s Miss Tourism Zimbabwe pageant have been hampered by the economic downturn in the country, resulting in the Matabeleland North organisers cancelling their edition following the pullout by sponsors. ...

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RUNNING top comedy outfit Bustop TV, over the last five years, has proved to be good business for the production team as it has gained significant traction and raked in profits on the back of hilarious and satirical skits that have found many takers among the public. ...

UPCOMING dancehall artiste based in South Africa, Munyaradzi “Will Tee” Takundwa, is set to release his debut album, Unstoppable, this month. ...

FORMER supermodel and actress Sarah Mpofu-Sibanda said her Roil Bulawayo Arts Award nomination has inspired her to do more in the arts industry. ...

ZIMDANCEHALL has become so powerful and popular as a music genre among local youth, even overshadowing other traditionally dominant music forms such as sungura, jazz and urban grooves, all of which have had their time in the sunshine over the past years. ...

RUBYPEARL Solution has launched a marketing platform called Musika, the Mindful Marketplace that aims at bringing local art, music and culture to a wider global audience. ...

THE long-awaited documentary chronicling iconic gospel musician Machanic Manyeruke’s contribution to the development of the genre in Zimbabwe has been wrapped up and is now awaiting post-production review before its release, NewsDay Life & Style has established. ...

AUTHOR Modern Tavarwisa’s new offering, Paakabva Parefu, stirs debate around the subject of faith-based healing against the backdrop of HIV and Aids. ...

RENOWNED producer Manuel Matsinye recently introduced three-month-long filmmaking classes particularly focusing on acting as part of efforts to equip emerging players in the industry with requisite skills. ...

EMERGING gospel songbird Tafadzwa Mukaro’s latest album — Vanondichengeta — could not have come with greater endorsement with a star-studded line up of Machanic Manyeruke, Michael Mahendere, Olinda Marowa and Bethen Pasinawako-Ngolomi set to grace the launch on Friday. ...

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