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Cont Mhlanga retires as wife takes over



REVERED arts guru Cont Mhlanga has called time on his illustrious 36-year career in the arts industry. Regarded as the pioneer of arts in Zimbabwe, Mhlanga, who founded the cultural centr...Read more

Cont Mhlanga retires as wife takes over

11 February 2016 | 3276 Views
REVERED arts guru Cont Mhlanga has called time on his illustrious 36-year career in the arts industry. Regarded as the pioneer of arts in Zimbabwe, Mhlanga, who founded the cultural centr...

by Bongani Ndlovu

Arts managers chase elusive Zim audiences

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With no formal training school in the field; arts managers say it has been a struggle to lure Zimbabwean audiences to their various art forms. Impressed by the reported successes of religious leaders ...

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Intwasa koBulawayo targets 30,000 visitors

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by Moyo Roy

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Zimbabwe relaxes rules for foreign artistes

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Harare's New Cultural Movement is Dubbed 'Afropolicity'

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Bulawayo dance group 'Umkhathi' takes Chibuku crown

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DFG Zimbabwe Arts and Culture in Harmony launch exhibition

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Amakhosi begins Intwasa Arts Festival build up

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Calvin Dondo Spins Colonial Photography On Its Head

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Have you ever driven down a street and had an epiphany that you could be on the right track to witness something spectacular? Its not that you have a particular intuition, but the Phil Collins track...

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Zimbabwe Fashion Week: model search a success

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IYASA embarks on a massive talent search

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Inkululeko Yabatsha School of Arts (IYASA) a leading arts institution based in Bulawayo is set to embark on a massive talent identification programme in Zimbabwe and Africa in a move meant to cre...

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Zim female sculptors takes Europe by storm

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ONE of the few Zimbabwean iconic female sculptors, Charity Bandason, has taken Europe by storm.Bandason travelled to Europe last month for a three-month visit, her first stop being the Netherl...

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Culture Fund and Sweden Award grants worth US$420,000.00 as investment to Zimbabwean Arts, Culture and Heritage

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Culture Fund and Sweden Award grants worth US$420,000.00 as investment to Zimbabwean Arts, Culture and HeritageThe Culture Fund is an organisation that s...

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Brand-HUNNAR launched at HIFA 2013

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What a better way to launch our brand-HUNNAR than to have 3 of our products participate in this years Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA 2013). ...

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British-Zimbabwean architect-cum-artist Dana Whabira is standing in front of "Suspended in Animation" her latest masterpiece at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe. Her eyes scan the cold metallic fi...

by A.A.V. Amasi

British Council calls for new playwrights

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'My heart bled when I watched American Idols' says Iyasa director

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New traditional dance group 'Iluba Lemvelo' blossoms in the streets of Bulawayo

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FORMER Thandanani Women Ensemble spokesperson, Muchaneta Dube, who was dismissed from the group, has formed a new traditional dance group called Iluba Lemvelo.In an interview, Dube told Satur...

by Staff Reporter

Imvimbi Traditional Dance Group embarks on national tour

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IMVIMBI Traditional Dance Group have embarked on a one-month national tour which is expected to end in Harare sometime next month.Imvimbi were crowned the Bulawayo champ...

by Staff reporter

Proud Zimbo Wear fashion design launched

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A South African-based Zimbabwean designer has launched a new clothing line that seeks to celebrate Zimbabwe as a brand in the region and continent at large.The Kuwadzana-born Joe Mavasa works ...

by Staff reporter

Plumtree dance makes waves in the country

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Nyaminyami script almost complete says Cont Mhlanga

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by Staff reporter

HIFA to close with Tuku's 60th birthday

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The annual Harare International Festival of the Arts, HIFA which kicked off Tuesday night and runs for six days, is due to close with a spectacular show this weekend which will celebrate music icon Ol...

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Bulawayo artists demand opening of National Art Gallery

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Moyo pens 'Before the Next Election'

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Amakhosi to mark World Theatre Day - five-day theatre expo and seminar

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Amakhosi Cultural Centre will on 27 March join the rest of the world in marking World Theatre Day by holding a five-day theatre expo and seminar under its Inxusa Festival brand.According to Co...

by Staff reporter
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