Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

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. ...

UNITED Kingdom-based award-winning rapper Rhyme Assassin and his long-time ally, T9yce, have broken three years of music silence with a track dubbed Pick My Life Up, which talks of the current economic hardships faced by Zimbabweans. ...

LITERATURE Festival director Chirikure Chirikure has called on local arts stakeholders to bankroll local literature programmes, saying the lack of financial support was worrisome. ...

CHIMURENGA music legend Thomas Mapfumo’s fans have something to cheer about this festive season as they will get a taste of samples from his forthcoming album set for release during his Peace Tour. ...

“I need your touch again” is a very popular line in modern Christendom, and has also found its way in many worship songs. It speaks to a believer’s longing for a sense of sentimental contact with the Divine. ...

FORMER CapitalkFM station manager Napoleon “Napster” Nyanhi has set his sight on improving the local broadcasting landscape by nurturing talented radio personalities under his Radio Presenter Master Class initiative. ...

THE inaugural edition of the highly-publicised Nyasha Dzedenga Gospel concert, organised by Sound Blaze Productions left the organisers counting their losses after a massive flop at Glamis Arena Spillage in Harare on Saturday. ...

Harare lawyer, cleric and academic Innocent Maja has launched a new publication titled Supernatural Manifestations in which he demystifies the subject of the Holy Spirit – itself a controversy especially among non-Pentecostals – and how it operates in believers’ lives. ...

THE Glamis Arena Spillage will today resonate with different gospel choruses as Sound Blaze Productions hosts the Nyasha Dzedenga Gospel show featuring a stellar line-up of leading artistes including Machanic Manyeruke. ...

ORGANISERS of the annual PPC Imaginarium Awards closed their online registration yesterday four months after they officially opened in July this year for the 2019 edition. ...

TOP Dendera musician Allan Chimbetu has roped in Chamson Boroma (pictured) for joint shows in Chiredzi and Gutu this weekend. ...

THE China Africa Economic and Culture Exchange Research Centre (CAECERC) has presented early Christmas cheer in the form of gifts and foodstuffs to I Am Mbare, a small residential primary school in the heart of Harare’s populous suburb, Mbare. ...

POPULAR sungura musician Alick Macheso’s daughter, Sharon, and two other well-known artistes, Plaxedes Wenyika and prominent gospel musician Sabastian Magacha, yesterday finally obtained decrees of divorce at the High Court following nullification of their marriages by Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo. ...