Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

GOSPEL music and dancehall will come face-to-face in a father-son combination when the iconic Mechanic Manyeruke shares the stage with Guspy Warrior at the Hope for Zimbabwe concert scheduled for Chitungwiza Aquatic Complex on Sunday. ...

REGGAE icon Peter Tosh’s works live long after his death with a haunting relevance. He speaks to the world from the grave. ...

COCA-COLA Zimbabwe yesterday handed over prizes to winners of the annual Radio Zimbabwe Coca-Cola 2017 Top 50 and the ZBC television Coke Top 50 Videos competition at a ceremony held at a Harare hotel. ...

THE ninth edition of the Inkululeko Yabatsha School of Arts’ (IYASA) Isiphiwo Sami talent search, targeting high schools from Bulawayo Metropolitan has begun under the theme, Of Morals and Our Generation. ...

MILITARY Touch Movement (MTM)’s first lady Tahle Wedzinza’s new video Give Me More —which features the inimitable Jah Prayzah — had by yesterday afternoon accumulated over 14 000 YouTube views and attracted divergent comments. ...

BULAWAYO Provincial Affairs minister Angeline Masuku, last week urged arts and culture industry stakeholders to revive the city’s culture industry in line with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s economic turn-around agenda. ...

THE High Court in Harare has, over the years, continued to record an increase in the number of marriage annulments. ...

PRODUCERS of the local feature film, Cook Off, have struck gold after their production was selected for screening at the forthcoming edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) from January 24 to February 4 in the Netherlands. The film will premiere at the global fiesta on January 29. ...

CHIMURENGA music legend, Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo on Sunday said his brand of revolutionary music has evolved over time to remain relevant to the core values of peace and justice, despite the threats he has been subjected to during his music career. ...

Now that the busy festive season is over, most personalities in the entertainment world can let their hair down. ...

From launching a book, to opening a restaurant and being a judge on My Kitchen Rules SA, J’Something had an epic 2017. ...

SOUTH Africa-based Zimbabwean producer, Mthulisi Moyo, has released a short film, titled Mahlalela to Know the Truth, which portrays a man’s struggles to win a woman’s heart. ...

MILITARY Touch Movement (MTM)’s first lady, Tahle Wedzinza, is set to release her debut video titled Give Me More, a collaborative effort with contemporary musician Jah Prayzah. ...

CHAMINUKA Arts creative director, Innocent Mwapangira, last week said he welcomed criticism levelled against their productions because it helped them up their game and ensure that they delivered quality products. ...

Long-serving Rhythm City actress Tebogo Khalo has dismissed claims that she was ready to jump ship. ...

After being told to change her appearance to be more “celebrity like”, actress Mona Monyane has some strong words about women being pressured to look like sex symbols. ...

DREAMING big is one of the ways that has catapulted some people to levels where they went on to become symbols of excellence. Award-winning dance choreographer John Cole is not an exception from the dreamers as he rose from humble beginnings to the pinnacle of success. ...

Khanyi Mbau and Tebogo Lerole have been serving relationship goals for years. ...

ALMASI Collaborative Arts is currently conducting the second edition of the African Playwrights Conference, which seeks to create a platform for knowledge exchange between upcoming and established playwrights, at the Zimbabwe-German Society in Harare. The conference is supported by the David Haas Pen Foundation and has seen collaborative ventures between American and Zimbabwean artists, all working together to facilitate the growth of new African talent. ...

BULAWAYO author, Marshall Chiza, last weekend celebrated his 20th birthday with vulnerable children who live on the city’s streets at Large City Hall. ...

UNITED States dancer Reese Nance — popularly known as Gshytt in the music world — was in the country recently to shoot a video for his song Vibe is Right after inking a deal with top local music video producer Vusa Blaqs. ...

VICTORIA Falls Afro-fusion outfit, Flying Bantu, has produced its second 10-track album in South Africa after issuing their debut, Cruising Attitude, and an EP, last year. ...

LOCALS will be able to taste a slice of Chinese life on February 10 when the Chinese Spring Festival Show is staged at the 7 Arts Theatre in Harare. ...

TOP comedian Clive Chigubu has opened his 2018 calendar on a high note as he is heading for Swaziland to perform at the international comedy club, Molly’s in Mbabane on January 20. ...

GOSPEL musician Blessing Shumba, popularly known as the Psalmist, is enjoying a season of success following the release of his latest album, My Season (Holy Psalms Volume Three). ...

DANCEHALL music sensation Winky D has claimed that tickets for his forthcoming album launch and birthday bash set for February 2 at Harare International Conference Centre were selling at a pace similar to the speed of world-acclaimed sprinter Usain Bolt. ...

UZUMBA’S latest music prodigy, Nigel Madzimure, affectionately known as N-One in music circles, recently dropped his debut album, Shoko Harivhikwi, during a colourful launch held at The Volt in Harare. ...

THE iconic local music legend Mechanic Manyeruke’s contribution to the development of gospel music in Zimbabwe will be immortalised in a documentary film that is currently under production. ...

AWARD-WINNING theatre and film producer, Thandiwe Mawungwa, has broken new ground with her recent production, a thriller movie titled Mind Games, which earned her the Best Zimbabwean Feature Film and Best Actor awards at the joint Zimbabwe International Film Festival and International Film Festival last year. ...

Gospel musician Janet Manyowa is set to launch an online talk show titled Redeemed, which will look at how gospel music filters into other aspects of human life. ...