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‘Zim music grows steadily in Australia’

Tafadzwa Zimoyo Senior Arts Reporter Australia-based reggae singer and songwriter Desire Sibanda affectionately known as “Dizzy Dee” has relished his tour in Perth where he performed at Jamaican singer Kranium show. The singer, who is also a disc jockey, said Zimbabwean music has been growing steadily in the foreign land. …

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Big Sister Africa registration begins

Vongai Mbara Arts Correspondent South Africa’s Gallery Naomi, which is running Big Sister Africa, has opened the online registration for Zimbabweans interested in participating in their reality show scheduled to begin on September 2. BSA is a replica of the popular “Big Brother Africa” show where participants, both females and …

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Hue Lewis calls off concerts

LOS ANGELES. — Rock group Huey Lewis and the News have called off performing this year after singer Huey Lewis on Friday said he has lost most of his hearing and cannot “hear music well enough to sing.” The group, which was one of the biggest acts of the 1980s …

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American rapper in town

Tafadzwa Zimoyo Senior Arts Reporter United States dancer-cum musician Gshytt affectionately known as ‘G’ is in the country for a week ahead of his African projects courtesy of African Fire Media. Gshytt who is not new to Zimbabwe arrived in Harare yesterday, his second visit to the country in less …

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Tuku pays tribute to Madikizela-Mandela

BY SHARON SIBINDI The all-black concert celebrated the late Madikizela-Mandela’s life through dance, poetry and storytelling. At the concert, Tuku shared the stage with South African artistes such as Sibongile Khumalo, Rebecca Malope, Thami Mdluli, the Soweto String Quartet, Zahara, Mzwakhe Mbuli, Tshwane Gospel Choir and Kunle from Nigeria. The …

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Full Metal Jacket actor R Lee Ermey dies

Reports say actor R Lee Ermey, known for his role as foul-mouthed Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Vietnam War film Full Metal Jacket, has died. He was 74. The former US Marine turned award-winning actor played a host of military men during his career. Ermey’s manager, posting to the actor’s Twitter …

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Power FM knocks on universities

ZBC’s Power FM yesterday hosted its inaugural campus invasion in Bulawayo for the Zimbabwe University Student Association Games. The invasion at Milton High School was held in partnership with the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) and Population Services International (PSI). The campus invasion is the station’s live broadcast …

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Jah Prayzah, Sulu reunite

By Sindiso Dube/Kennedy Nyavaya Not only did the event seal the two’s friendship, it was a display of a brotherhood poised to take over the music industry. But almost as unexpected as Sulu’s ex-wife, Marigold Mutemasango, disrupted proceedings at the event, the music duo’s union appeared to be crushed. Jah …

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Young author urges unity in economy building

Beaven Tapureta Arts Correspondent The book “Beyond Politics” (2018) by Charlene Vuta is admittedly nonfiction but like any other genuine nonfiction or research work, it has its individual imagination relevant to present day Zimbabwe. The title itself sets the tone of what exactly readers can expect to find in the …

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