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Poor market dents arts sector

THE entertainment industry continues to be dogged by a plethora of problems including a poor market and lack of funding as local artistes continue to stage free shows and promotional events in Bul...Read more

Poor market dents arts sector

09 September 2014 | 1030 Views
THE entertainment industry continues to be dogged by a plethora of problems including a poor market and lack of funding as local artistes continue to stage free shows and promotional events in Bul...

by Hangoyapalala waTjibundule

Siyaya Arts releases fourth album

24 August 2014 | 1655 Views
AWARD-WINNING traditional dance group, Siyaya Arts has released its fourth album titled "Zambezi Express" tentatively set to hit the market by end of the year.Firmly rooted in Makokoba, Bu...

by Pabalelo Tlou

Zimbabwe relaxes rules for foreign artistes

15 August 2014 | 2214 Views
IN support of the arts and culture sector, the Department of Immigration has agreed to waive the requirement for all international artistes to get police clearances from their countries when applying...

by Simbarashe Mutizwa

Award winning musician Ruth Daniel helping transform lives in Makokoba

21 June 2014 | 4081 Views
Award winning British musician Ruth Daniel and founder of AGENCIA, in an exclusive interview with OneVybe Magazine, has spoken of her...

by Danny Tese

Zimbabwe's Gilmore is Back and Covers Kwantuthu Arts Magazine May Issue

12 May 2014 | 5528 Views
He is known for his works in the Creative Industries in Zimbabwe and across the globe, Gilmore ‘Tee' Moyo is back in the country after being away for 10months and still managing to keep his wor...

by Entertainment Reporter

Raunchy dancer dreams big

06 March 2014 | 3414 Views
RAUNCHY pole dancer-cum musician Noleen "Zoey" Sifelani hopes she will make it big on the local music scene and be ranked among the likes of Sandra Ndebele, Chronicle reported.Zoey released a...

by Sstaff Reporter

Zimachievers final nominees announced

04 March 2014 | 3465 Views
THE final nominees for this year's Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (ZAA) have been announced and voting is now open to members of the public. Organisers of the annual red carpet event hailed the public'...

by Arts Correspondent

Bulawayo's got talent - Video

01 March 2014 | 4928 Views
Bulawayo based dancing group 'Crazy Boyz Dancing' at a wedding in Filabusihttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-Xv6JcDc7c ...

by Moyo Roy

NAMA award winners - list

17 February 2014 | 4993 Views
"TSVIRIYO" hitmaker Jah Prayzah was the toast of the night as he scooped four awards at the 13th National Arts Merit Awards held on Saturday at the Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel, Zimbojam reported.He...

by Arts reporter

No Stilettos In The Gallery: Violence, Women and Art Exhibition

17 December 2013 | 4019 Views
In 1985, a collective of anonymous New York women artist wearing gorilla mask came together as an art activist group (Guerilla Girls), sparking conversation on sexism in the art world with a pos...

by A.A.V. Amasi

Author, Njabulo Moyo impresses UK audience

28 November 2013 | 4429 Views
Bulawayo poetic genius and author Njabulo Moyo has broken into the United Kingdom market following the attainment of a ground breaking publishing deal with LionHeart publishers. Moyo who recently...

by HMA

Harare's New Cultural Movement is Dubbed 'Afropolicity'

26 November 2013 | 3853 Views
A simple analysis of Art history reveals that the most successful and celebrated artists from the twentieth century pioneered, followed and became part of avant-garde cultural movements. The eccentric...

by A.A.V. Amasi

Bulawayo dance group 'Umkhathi' takes Chibuku crown

16 September 2013 | 3229 Views
BULAWAYO-based traditional dance group, Umkhathi Theatre Works were crowned this year's winners of the annual Chibuku Neshamwari Traditional Dance national finals held in Harare on Saturday.T...

by Staff Reporter

Upholding Tonga culture through dance, song

15 September 2013 | 2378 Views
THE Tonga tradition and culture is a mixture of mystic and intrigue as one looks at it from afar. The language barrier for most Zimbabweans makes the culture most interesting, as they are curi...

by Saturday Leisure Correspondent

DFG Zimbabwe Arts and Culture in Harmony launch exhibition

11 September 2013 | 2929 Views
Zimbabwe boasts of the majestic Victoria Falls, the coal and gas rich west where recently the UNWTO converged to promote...

by Own correspondent

Amakhosi begins Intwasa Arts Festival build up

28 August 2013 | 2434 Views
THE Amakhosi Plays on Sunday second season kicked off with the premiere of four potential thrillers by Bulawayo script writers and directors last Sunday. The initiative, organised by Intwasa ...

by Staff Reporter

A Show Not to Miss

22 June 2013 | 3734 Views
ITHEMBA LESIZWE PERFOMING ARTS.CRY AFRICA A poetic stage play about how after independence african leaders n...

by Mongezi Mpofu

Umdumo Wesizwe set to tour UK

21 June 2013 | 3605 Views
YOUTHFUL imbube exponents, Umdumo Wesizwe are gearing for a month long tour of the United Kingdom. The tour will be their first international outing after the death of their leader, Mqoqi "Kento Mxhe'...

by Staff Reporter

Calvin Dondo Spins Colonial Photography On Its Head

20 June 2013 | 5183 Views
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...

by A.A.V. Amasi

Zimbabwe Fashion Week: model search a success

16 June 2013 | 3437 Views
The recently conducted Model Search by Zimbabwe Fashion Week was a resounding success, where over 100 hopeful models gathered at Arties Restaurant (former 360) Sam Levy's Village in Harare.The...

by Fashion and Beauty with Heather R

IYASA embarks on a massive talent search

16 May 2013 | 4188 Views
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...

by Moyo Roy

Zim female sculptors takes Europe by storm

12 May 2013 | 3958 Views
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...

by Staff Reporter

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

09 May 2013 | 3417 Views
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...

by Staff Reporter

Brand-HUNNAR launched at HIFA 2013

30 April 2013 | 5048 Views
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). ...

by HMA

Dana Whabira: Experimental show

26 April 2013 | 4299 Views
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

27 March 2013 | 2630 Views
The British Council is calling for emerging playwrights to submit applications under the banner "New Writing Project - Zimbabwe."In a statement, the council said the initiative will help young...

by Arts Correspondent

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

09 February 2013 | 5675 Views
IYASA dance group was inspired by competitions like American Idols  to come up with a talent search programme called  Isiphiwo Sami, the group's director Nkululeko Innocent Dube has said....

by Staff Reporter

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

26 January 2013 | 5214 Views
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

14 August 2012 | 3006 Views
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

16 July 2012 | 4087 Views
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

26 May 2012 | 5725 Views
AMABHIZA dance from Plumtree has made waves in the country after it was introduced to the Jikinya Dance Festival last year by Matjinge Primary School from Bulilima district of Matabeleland South pro...

by Staff reporter

Nyaminyami script almost complete says Cont Mhlanga

17 May 2012 | 4295 Views
The director of Amakhosi Cultural Centre, Cont Mhlanga yesterday said the Nyaminyami script have been completed.Mhlanga said script writers were working flat out to have the script ready on t...

by Staff reporter

HIFA to close with Tuku's 60th birthday

04 May 2012 | 3445 Views
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...

by Stasff reporter

Bulawayo artists demand opening of National Art Gallery

16 March 2012 | 3927 Views
The continued closure of The National Art Gallery in Bulawayo exhibition section is fast pushing local artists to financial ruin as they are losing revenue.The gallery remains shut two years ...

by Alois Sibanda

Moyo pens 'Before the Next Election'

08 March 2012 | 2680 Views
Playwright Bhekumusa Moyo, who is claiming his stake within the arts industry has come up with a new production likely to cause a stir in theatre circles.Titled ...

by Staff reporter

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

08 March 2012 | 3947 Views
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

Talking Independence and More With Dr. Sarah Ladipo Manyika

07 February 2012 | 3078 Views
"She had told him so many times that she felt caught between two lands, never fully belonging to England or Nigeria, but he had never taken it seriously, always thinking that she was t...

by Pamela Stitch

Do You Know The Hairdresser Of Harare? Tendai Huchu Shares

14 December 2011 | 4084 Views
Tendai Huchu is one of Zimbabwe's contemporary voices in the diaspora spinning stories that often times tackle the ills of society while presenting ideas in a relevant and light hearted manner...

by Pamela Stitch

Zambezi Express set to kick off regional tour

08 November 2011 | 3839 Views
Zambezi express, a production by leading Bulawayo arts group Siyaya, is set to kick start its tour of the region this month.Zambezi Express is a brilliant combination of music, dance , song a...

by Mbuso Mlilo

Chickenshed present new play about Zimbabwe's late 20th century history.

15 September 2011 | 2333 Views
Chickenshed presentThe Rain That  WashesAt  ChickenshedTuesday 29th September ...

by Chickenshed

Upcoming artists to exhibit at Intwasa Arts Festival

14 September 2011 | 2264 Views
An exhibition featuring works by young artists will open during Intwasa Arts Festival KoBulawayo, which runs from September 19 to 25.The exhibition is targeting artists who are yet to exhibit ...

by Staff reporter

Miss Zim Diamond Semi Finals, London

11 August 2011 | 3600 Views
The Miss Zim Diamond semi final rehearsal experience came to me as a pleasant surprise. The rehearsals presented themselves as a particularly unique platform, a platform of not just styling themselve...

by Nokuthula Sithole

Lisa Marovanidza becomes Miss July 2011 Face of Zimbabwe

10 August 2011 | 4162 Views
A Canada-based Zimbabwean student, Lisa Marovanidza has been named Miss July in the ongoing Face of Zimbabwe (FOZ) online beauty contest.FOZ is an international online beauty pageant for Zimb...

by Mike Tashaya

Sepp Blatter was presented with Bryn Taurai Mteki's sculpture

21 July 2011 | 3465 Views
World-renowned sculptor/musician Bryn Taurai Mteki was introduced to FIFA president Sepp Blatter when Zimbabwe Football Association commissioned him to craft a special memento of the country when the...

by Moyo Roy

So Where Is Iyasa These Days!

12 July 2011 | 2260 Views
The question people ask these days is 'So where are you guys these days?' Its become a question not very easy to answer as Iyasa now runs different programmes in different countries with different c...

by Nkululeko Innocent Dube

Come, Hear, See and Laugh Out Loud with Omkhula

08 July 2011 | 5573 Views
The godfathers of Stand up comedy originally from Bulawayo and followed the exodus to eGoli South Africa.They are loved for their witty caricature, off the tongue responses to heckles, bante...

by Ndou Paul

Miss African Spirit 2011: Photos

29 June 2011 | 3373 Views
25 beauties competed in a glittering ceremony at the Ramada Encore hotel  ...

by Matthews Estell

Gumisai to start charitable engagements with the charity Girl Child Network

27 June 2011 | 3585 Views
The search for the most beautiful and charitable African girl in the United Kingdom is over after a model from Zimbabwe was crowned Miss African Spirit...

by Henry Makiwa

Lobola DVD a hit in Zimbabwe

14 June 2011 | 3389 Views
Lobola, the Zimbabwean feature film produced in 2010, has sold a staggering 70 000 DVDs locally in just under two months, selling an average of thousand copies a day.Of this figure, sales fro...

by Martin Chemhere

Manicaland Chibuku road to fame a success

14 June 2011 | 2254 Views
SUNRISE Jazz Band emerged the winners of the Manicaland provincial Chibuku Road to Fame competitions held at Dangamvura Hotel on Saturday.The group walked away with the coveted US$1 000 prize ...

by Moyo Roy
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