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Harare Honours Thomas Mapfumo

By Innocent Ruwende Harare City Council has resolved to honour Chimurenga musician Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo with the freedom of the city award. The freedom of the city award is the highest honour given by the city to people who have promoted the country or city brand. Ward 13 Councillor Peter …

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Hip Hop Dissects the World

By Admire Kudita For a genre that was pioneered by New York’s youth some 40 or so years ago, Rap has proved to be the most enduring and highly mobile art forms in human history. The genre has now become ubiquitous to a point of becoming embraced by Chinese youth …

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HIFA Shows to Fight HIV and Aids

The President’s Emergency Plan For Aids Relief (Pepfar) in partnership with the Zimbabwe Association of Church-Related Hospital, ZACH are raising HIV and Aids awareness in the most entertaining ways possible. The HIFA Pepfar First Street Stage was a hive of entertaining activity yesterday, among them puppet shows with scores of …

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No Love Lost, MTM Artists to Grace Muridzo Album Launch

Talented musician Andy ‘Baba Keketso’ Muridzo has poured cold water on his battered relationship with Military touch Movement (MTM) stable whom he said will grace his ‘Munondo’ album launch on the 4th of May in Harare. Earlier in March, the “Dherira” hit-maker sensationally claimed that he had terminated his “barren” …

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The Week Mukanya Literally Took Over Zimbabwe

After 14 years of exile, the Godfather of Chimurenga music, Thomas Tafirenyika Mapfumo touched down at the Robert Mugabe International Airport on 18 April ahead of his first performance on home soil since his unceremonious departure to the United States of America. His home coming could not have been any …

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Showers mar HIFA opening night

Tafadzwa Zimoyo and Nokutenda Chiyangwa Arts Reporters The much-anticipated Harare International Festival of the Arts was marred by rains as skies let off non-stop showers that sprayed festival goers for the better part of the opening show titled “We Count”. Tuesday night at Hifa has always been the best for …

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HIFA shows to fight HIV and Aids

Vongai Mbara Arts Correspondent The President’s Emergency Plan For Aids Relief (Pepfar) in partnership with the Zimbabwe Association of Church-Related Hospital, ZACH are raising HIV and Aids awareness in the most entertaining ways possible. The HIFA Pepfar First Street Stage was a hive of entertaining activity yesterday, among them puppet …

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Showers mar HIFA opening night

Tafadzwa Zimoyo and Nokutenda Chiyangwa Arts Reporters The much-anticipated Harare International Festival of the Arts was marred by rains as skies let off non-stop showers that sprayed festival goers for the better part of the opening show titled “We Count”. Tuesday night at Hifa has always been the best for …

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Hifa Opening Night – the Gods Must Be Crazy

For a country that has rarely received much rainfall during the winter season, the odds of having a drenching wet evening on the Harare International Festival of Arts (HIFA) opening night would have been zero to none. However, the gods had other ideas, crazy ideas. An hour before the 18th …

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