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She has been to hell and back

Having got to know of her HIV positive status at the age of 13, Langa (not her real name) says she had to grapple with self-stigma, stigma within her family and then worse still in boarding school. Given the rife stigma, compounded with lack of support, she defaulted, not once …

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Tres bien: A French treat in suburban Harare

The Epicurean Over the years the people of Harare have enjoyed access to a selection of smaller coffee shops and restaurants, sometimes located off the beaten track, as it were, and sometimes with an unusual mix of offerings. Some have come and gone in a flash, while others have lingered …

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Zimbo Legends releases new album

Vongai Mbara Arts Correspondent A Chimurenga musical group, Zimbo Musical Legends has released a new album titled “Bhinya Ngaribatwe”. The 10- track album has several songs “Bhinya Ngaribatwe”, “Musha Wenyu”, “Mudiwa Wangu” and “Gwindingwi II” focusing on social issues. The group headed by Florence Nyamazana widely known as Lioness has …

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‘Let Them Festival’ begins today

Kundai Marunya Arts Correspondent It’s that time again when schools battle it out for top spots in music, fashion, storytelling, dance, poetry and theatre performances at the sixth annual “Let Them Festival” which kicks-off today at Harare Polytechnic. This time around it won’t only be the usual over 30 local …

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Mahendere lines up winter music show

Celebrated gospel musician Minister Michael Mahendere is set to host a two day family show dubbed “Makanaka Jesu Winter Festival” from July 13 to 14 at the Harare Gardens, in the capital. The music fete will be characterised by an array of gospel songs from his own albums and others …

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Mhere launches DVD in Highfield, Mbare

Kundai Marunya Arts Correspondent When every other artiste is splashing flamboyancy with red carpet and high-end event music launches, renowned gospel artiste Mathius Mhere took his music to the people unveiling his new DVD in Highfield and Mbare yesterday. The six-track video offering last year’s album ‘‘Old Testament’’ first hit …

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Social media ‘influencers’ to be honoured

Vongai Mbara Arts Correspondent After successfully hosting the inaugural Zimbabwean Blog Awards early this year, local organisation, Tribe of Influencers has returned with debut Zimbabwe Social Media awards. In an effort to honour individual and brands that are producing innovative content and excelling at utilising social media, an online platform …

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Acting role doesn’t define him

Tafadzwa Zimoyo Senior Arts Reporter For any ambitious actor, landing a role in an established popular soap like “Wenera” is an achievement. Takura Murapa who plays “traitor”, Bongani Musodza — step brother to T1, Chichi and Tanya in “Wenera”, said the role doesn’t define him. He said his role in …

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Fans decry poor sound at live shows

Kundai Marunya Arts Correspondent Music lovers have expressed disappointment over poor sound quality at live performances saying the development is depriving them of quality entertainment during live shows. In the last few months, music promoters have been failing to deliver good live shows due to poor sound quality with the …

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