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Tuku battling ill-health

MUSIC superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi is under the weather, with an alleged heart problem that has kept him off the stage for some time, NewsDay Life &Style has learnt. BY WINSTONE ANTONIO Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi The Tozeza Baba hitmaker did not stage any local or international shows during the festive …

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2019 Nama, Newbies Chance to Outshine Big Horses?

By Lemuel Chekai With the 2019 National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA), around the corner, the golden question that remains is whether the adjudicators will once again honour names ahead of talent as per last year’s scenario. Despite being the most played song for the better half if not the whole …

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Super league of local books

Beaven Tapureta BookshelfIn the Bookshelf, there are about 25 books of different volumes and genres published last year, some reviewed and others yet to be ‘examined’, but interestingly, there is no senior writer’s name on the list. Though the list is not as exhaustive as to be a basis for …

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Chitungwiza Harmony Singers scout for new talent

Kundai Marunya Arts CorrespondentAward-wining choral group Chitungwiza Harmony Singers is going on a talent search drive that will see it signing 30 new singers. This is in a bid to increase membership from the existing 70 members to a hundred. The group will hold auditions for the open spots at …

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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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