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Imbube genre slowly gaining ground

BY SHARON SIBINDI ONE of the Men of Influence members, Mthandazo Nyoni, said the imbube genre was gaining popularity in Bulawayo and is slowly getting the limelight, drawing full houses at concerts when compared to the past. In an interview with NewsDay Life &Style, Nyoni said the artistes had been …

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Chivaviros double launch tonight

Arts Correspondent All is set for the double album launch for award-winning gospel musician Reverend Togarepi Chivaviro and his wife Juliet tonight at New Ambassador Hotel. Mai Chivaviro will be launching her solo album titled “Perseverance”, while her husband unveils a new release titled “Excellence”. In an interview, Rev Chivaviro …

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Veteran author Mungoshi laid to rest

Rebecca Kabaya in CHIVHU Authors and literature fanatics thronged Manyene in Chivhu yesterday for the burial of veteran author Charles Mungoshi who passed away last Saturday. Most people described the veteran writer as a talented author whose works will forever carry his legacy. Others decried the demise of a reading …

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Tuku – Great Poet, Cultural Leader

Legendary musician Dr Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi who died on January 23, 2019, in Harare, and was declared national hero by the Government, will be remembered foremost as a great African cultural leader and artist whose impacting songs were but well-composed poems with powerful messages seeping out of thoughtful metaphor. One …

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ED Consoles Mungoshi, Chapoto Families

President Mnangagwa has sent condolence messages to the Mungoshi and Chapoto families following the death of prolific writer Charles Lovemore Mungoshi and Chief Chapoto of Kanyemba in Mashonaland Central Province. Dr Mungoshi died last Saturday after battling ill health for nearly a decade while Chief Chapoto, born Peter Enock, succumbed …

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Nigerian Reggae Star Patoranking Set for Zim Show

Nigerian reggae dancehall superstar, Patoranking is set for his debut concert in Zimbabwe April this year. The event will be hosted at the Harare International Conference Centre. Promoters, Kayse Connect have pegged the tickets in US dollars or an equivalent charge in bond notes. Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, better known in …

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Where are the women?

THE local music industry is male-dominated and misogynistic. Where are the women? It is as if there are no women in music. On major music show posters there are almost no women at all, as if they do not even exist. Not even behind the scenes, save for a few …

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Amakhosi centre to re-launch

BY SINDISO DUBE BULAWAYO’s arts hub, Amakhosi Cultural Centre, which ceased operations in 2014, is set to relaunch next month under a new management as part of this year’s World Theatre Day celebrations. The centre, founded by Cont Mlanga, was meant for use by Skyz Metro FM but the radio …

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