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India in the sunshine city festival begins

Tafadzwa Zimoyo and Kundai Marunya The third annual “India in the sunshine city” festival kicks off today with a performance from the 2010 India’s Got Talent winners, Chamber Choir, at the Sangani/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo in Bulawayo this evening. AlThough the festival will officially be opened on Saturday at the …

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Lady Storm makes strides in music

Arts Correspondent She hogged the limelight as the main character on a video of Jah Prayzah’s song “Eriza”. She had been in the industry for a long time and active in dance circles as Lady Storm, but most people did not know her. Born Lyn Magodo, the talented artiste became …

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Big party for female musicians

Godwin Muzari Arts Editor For a long time, songstress Diana “Mangwenya” Samkange has been vocal about the exclusion of female musicians from big shows. When Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo travelled for his homecoming bira in April, Mangwenya questioned why promoters had not considered female singers on their line-up of supporting acts. …

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Mukundu relishes international recognition

Kundai Marunya Arts Correspondent Talented musician and music producer Clive “Mono” Mukundu is ecstatic ahead of his international tour that will see him holding lectures in the United States. Mukundu will be leaving for the US tomorrow for a cultural exchange programme in Detroit, Michigan. He will be giving lectures …

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Literary sector needs Govt support

Beaven Tapureta Bookshelf The Government should  remember the literary arts and publishing industry which, like other arts industries, have been working hard to protect their special talents from various challenges. Writers as artists are aligned to the National Arts Council, one of the parastatals controlled by the Ministry of Youth, …

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New Mirazvo movie brings comic relief

Tafadzwa Zimoyo Senior Arts Reporter The Zemura brothers have done it again! This time, through their company Mirazvo Productions, the brothers have released an intriguing comedy dubbed “Death and other Complications” that is showing at Ster Kinekor Eastgate theatres. The cast includes local comedian Admire Kuzhangaira, Gamuchirai Duve, Moses Kawara …

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Film festival starts on low note

Kundai Marunya Arts Correspondent The annual Zimbabwe International Film festival kicked off on a low note, with its opening ceremony held over the weekend only attended by less than 80 people, among them film makers, critics, media and arts practitioners. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the festival failed to pack up …

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Disabled dancer in UK fiesta

Kundai Marunya Arts Correspondent Having conquered his disability through dance, effectively competing with able bodied colleagues, and at many time beating them, local b-boy Blessing Fire aka Christyles is in United Kingdom representing Africa at a festival that promotes the disabled in arts. Born with deformed legs, Christyles is part …

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Can Ammara Brown’s ‘Svoto’ be saved from death?

Robert Mukondiwa It has been a very busy fortnight, or more for diva Ammara Brown. In between welcoming new babies, bunking live shows, reimbursing one Thompson Dondo and stretching her leg like a flagpole, she has also had to contend with criticism of her track, the new song she dropped …

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Sanganayai to honour late hero Nkomo

Mirirai Nsingo This year’s 11th edition of the Sanganayi/Hlanganani-World Tourism Expo set for Bulawayo will honour the late hero, Dr Joshua Nkomo’s Tourism Heritage trails. The tourism showcase scheduled to take place from September 5 to 8 will see the streets of Bulawayo being flooded by tourists and buyers as …

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