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Chivaviro speaks on record votes

TOP gospel musician Togarepi Chivaviro has attributed his record-breaking Coca Cola Top 50 votes to persistent interaction with gospel music fans. BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA The musician’s hit song, Matishamisa Jireh, was voted number one on the annual Radio Zimbabwe Coca Cola Top 50 charts, where it garnered a record 432 …

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Former BBA mate threatens Mhako

JIBILIKA Dance Trust founder and arts promoter Plot Mhako said he was fearing for his life after receiving threats from former Zimbabwe Big Brother housemate Hakeem Munyaradzi Mandaza over a Facebook post for an incident that happened at the Zim Hip-Hop Awards in Harare four years ago. BY WINSTONE ANTONIO …

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NGZ hosts Harare Conversations

THE National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) opens the Harare Conversations with a conversation between Elizabeth ‘Zaza’ Muchemwa of Almasi Collaborative Arts in Zimbabwe and Halima Cassells of Free Market of Detroit in the United States tomorrow. BY TINASHE MUCHURI The one-and-a-half-hour conversation, running under the theme: Valuing the Invaluable: Artists …

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Mukanya farewell gig date set

CHIMURENGA music icon Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo is set to stage his last show of the Peace Tour that began during the festive season last year at Pagango Truck Inn in Harare on Friday alongside rhumba musician Farai “Juntal” Serima and Franco Slomo. BY TAFADZWA KACHIKO The firebrand musician will then …

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Persistence, patience pay off

LEADING Plumtree disc jockey Dumisani Magalane has exhibited exceptional music prowess by distinguishing himself through a unique versatility that has seen him attract a huge following. The Bulawayo Arts Award nominee for Outstanding Club DJ in 2018 featured in six international gigs last year, which he said were an eye …

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US playwright assists local theatre practitioners

Kundai Marunya Arts CorrespondentTheatre practitioners have commended assistance being offered to them at the ongoing Almasi Africa Playwright Conference under the stewardship of visiting United States playwright Alice Tuan. Also being facilitated by Walter Mparutsa fellow Gideon Jeph Wabvuta who is currently studying in US, the conference kicked off on …

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‘Songs of Sankofa’ opens at First Floor Gallery

Kundai Marunya Arts CorrespondentAfrican folklore is rich in symbols that translate to different imagery and tell stories while conceptualising history, thought and reality. It is on this foundation that First Floor Gallery launched their 2019 programme by introducing Harare to the abstract work of Pebafatso Mokeona (South Africa) and Bouvy …

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New TV Game Show On Cards

By Tafadzwa Zimoyo A new local television family game show dubbed Tamba 263 is set to première and air on ZBC television soon. The show, which is a brainchild of upcoming television producer Chiedza Caroline Chitehwe, is a fun-filled social entertainment show with contestants collaborating or distracting each other with …

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Buffalo Souljah Back to His Roots

By Lianne Ndemera South Africa-based dancehall star Buffalo Souljah has retraced his steps to team up with his childhood friends in Mufakose for a video titled “Svosvisvo”. The video is being shot in Mufakose and the singer said he is doing the project to show that he has not forgotten …

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Roki Lectures Fellow Artists On Importance of Land Ownership

By Lemuel Chekai After hitting hard times, forcing him to relocate to Seke Communal lands, controversial urban grooves musician, Roki appears to have mastered a few lessons to impart to his fellow colleagues in the arts sector. Posting on Twitter yesterday, the “Ndoda” hitmaker exhorted fellow artists to forget the …

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