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EU ambassador opens new exhibition

Kundai Marunya Arts Correspondent European Union (EU) Ambassador to Zimbabwe Phillipe Van Damme last weekend officially opened a new exhibition of selected paintings from Gallery Delta’s collection. Van Damme said art opens dialogue on different subjects including HIV and AIDS, totems, corruption, myths and narratives of the past. “A piece …

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Zim musician makes waves in Ukraine

Arts Reporter In  an age of the phenomenal growth of Afropop music dominated by Nigerian and East African artistes, Zimbabwe may soon be ending its search for a Davido or a Diamond Platinumz. Twenty-three-year old Courage Dhuku, also known as Ceeblazer, is the rising star that could carry a nation’s …

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Winter warmer concert lives to billing

Kundai Marunya Arts Correspondent man-of-the-moment Alick Macheso brought the house down with a three-song, but magnificent performance at the winter warmer concert last Friday night. Though performing early in a near empty auditorium, he gave a superb performance that featured two songs off the latest album “Dzinosvitsa Kure”. As usual …

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Rules for CBZ schools debate announced

Tafadzwa Zimoyo Senior Arts Reporter The recently launched CBZ Schools Debate is scheduled to take place this month-end with 1 000 primary schools across the country having already registered for the contest. CBZ teamed up with the Institute of African Knowledge to bring vibrancy to the education sector through competitive …

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‘Dzinosvitsa Kure’: Beyond entertaining!

Tinashe Mutero In 2016, after years of studio hiatus which seemed to have threatened the professional life of Sungura King, Alick Macheso, he finally did a Lazarus act on the special genre. Before the release of “Tsoka Dzerwendo”, I opined elsewhere that the album was the requiem of Zimdancehall. The …

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National Gallery a resource for teachers

At the Gallery The National Gallery of Zimbabwe is not only confined to presentation, promotion and conservation of Zimbabwe’s contemporary art and visual heritage, but has extended arms in educating, informing and training teachers through workshops. Aimed at imparting knowledge to the art education enthusiast, the National Gallery of Zimbabwe …

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Alexio warms to stage with Tuku

Arts Correspondent Alexio Kawara believes the traditional feel that he added to his music has helped him keep afloat the music sea that swept away most of his contemporaries from the urban grooves era. The musician fused his urban grooves vibes with mbira beat and won a new section of …

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Spirit Praise in double DVD launch

Arts Correspondent Live DVD recordings of various gospel musicians have inspired Christians in many parts of the world and the trend continues to grow. Many live recordings that feature groups of inspirational singers have made a mark in the praise and worship sector. One group that has come up with …

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Winter Warmer Concert ready to roar

Kundai Marunya Arts Correspondent The Harare International Conference Centre is the place to be tonight as the leading local artists share the stage at the Winter Warmer Concert. Dubbed Commander Air Force of Zimbabwe Charity Fund, the show features Alick Macheso, Jah Prayzah, Killer T, Seh Calaz, Leonard Zhakata, Sulumani …

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Zim sommelier hits the big time

ZIMBABWEAN sommelier Tongai Dhafana’s love affair with wine has seen him inscribed into South Africa’s wine makers’ roll of honour after passing his examinations under the watch of the South African Sommelier Association. BY PHILLIP CHIDAVAENZI Dhafana told NewsDay Life & Style yesterday that he was now the first Zimbabwean …

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