Old Mutual has significantly increased its sponsorship of the Harare International Festival of the Arts this year after taking ownership of the final day. This sponsorship is in addition to another partnership that it has with HIFA through CABS. Speaking to media on Tuesday, Old Mutual Group CEO Jonas Mushosho said modern Zimbabwean society has not fully
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A painting to depicting former President Nelson Mandela and current head of state Jacob Zuma has been removed from public viewing in Nelspruit. Kobus Myburg’s Simunye, was in an exhibition scheduled to open at the Van Riebeeck Hall on Monday, as part of the local municipality’s celebration of World Art Day. The same painting shows former heads
Harare arts centre Book Cafe has changed its opening times. The place which generally opened throughout the day will now open at 4pm on weekdays and at 2pm on Saturdays. It will now also be open until late. So don’t worry, you will still get six nights a week of live entertainment. Open Mic night
Mega-pop group the Noisettes will make their debut Zimbabwe performance at the Harare International Festival of the Arts this year. The group fronted by Shingai Shoniwa will be part of what the organisers called the ‘homecomings’. This sees the festival bringing Zimbabweans in the diaspora back home to perform. We expect Shoniwa to be the
Iconic African author Professor Chinua Achebe has died, reports coming out of Boston say. Achebe who was 82 is said to have died last night in hospital there. He had been ill for a while with reports of deteriorating health in the last fortnight. Achebe will be remembered for his groundbreaking, archetypal novel Things Fall Apart.
It is Book Café again with BOCAPA Open Mic sessions, embracing Tuesdays with virgin tunes, dance, poetry and music. This arts session has grown over the years to create a platform for all artists to showcase their talents, from all over the Sunshine City. Echoes of this show are heard from all suburbs regardless of
The Annual REPS Afdis Awards were held this past weekend at the institution. Each year the Reps Afdis Awards are handed in out in recognition of achievement and effort and to reward and encourage excellence, covering all Repertory Players productions staged during the previous year. It was a good night for Musa Saruro who walked
The NAMAs were on in Bulawayo this past Saturday at the Large City Hall. This the list of the winners, first revealed here on 3-mob: DANCE Outstanding Dance group Magesh Outstanding Female Dancer Siphephiso Magonya – IYASA Outstanding Male Dancer Arthur Ndlovu – Magesh Outstanding Choreographer Brian Geza – National Ballet
THE National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) has released the nominees for the 12th edition of the National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA). The annual arts industry awards ceremony will be held in the country’s second largest city on 16 February 2013 in the Large City Hall in Bulawayo. Meanwhile NAMA is inviting members of the
Last night we got to go a watch a second run of the hugely successful Blackadder at REPS Theatre. For those who do not know Blackadder is a period sitcom, starring Rowan Atkinnson as anti-hero Edmund Blackadder and Tony Robinson as Blackadder’s dogsbody, Baldrick. The REPS version stars Kevin Hanssen as Blackadder and Chipo Chikara as Baldrick. The rest of the cast
It is rare to see an adaptation of a play at Theatre In The Park which prides itself in doing as many Zimbabwean-written productions as possible. Protest as the name suggests is a political play written by former Czechoslovakian president Vaclav Havel. It centres around two characters, Mr Vanek (Obrian Mudyiwenyama) a protest artist who
Theatre In The Park, which has been at the forefront of reviving the live drama entertainment diary faces an uncertain future, according to a communique they sent out today. It says there are ‘certain forces within the industry that are threatening its survival’ . In the same presser they say: It is saddening to note
Zimbabwean group Mokoomba made an appearance this week on the world famous BBC2 Show Later With… Jools Holland. The group whose star is rising super-fast performed Njoka from their latest album Rising Tide. A big thumbs up to the boys for being part of the movement taking Zimbabwean music to the next level on the global stage.
The October Jazz and World Music Festival rolls into Harare this week and promises to create epic memories and encounters. Think Bheki Khoza, Mncedi Kupa, Victor Kunonga, Artemis Danza & Tumbuka, Hope Masike, Chiwoniso, Tumi & The Volume, Ntando Bangini, Dudu Manhenga, Alexio Kawara and many more. Explosive is the word because, in a year
The most prolific playwright in Zimbabwe, Stephen Chifunyise is back at work again, this time with one called Diamonds In His Son’s Grave. Set in the Manicaland (read diamond) region of Zimbabwe the play is an entertaining and provocative discourse about the tradition and the needs of the present – at least that is what we