Culture

Brace for More Television Channels

What a weekend!!! I am sure you enjoyed yourselves with the nice sunny weather. Also be guided, we are still in the lockdown caused by the global pandemic, Covid-19, hence you should always practice social distancing, wear your face masks all the time and sanitise or thoroughly wash your hands …

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Musical Gigs, Live Events Remain Banned

THE Government has approved a partial re-opening of cultural and creative industries with effect from last weekend, but musical gigs and other live events remain banned in the context of Covid-19 restrictions. The sectors which have been cleared to resume their operations are exhibitions in galleries and museums, book launches, …

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New Radio Drama On the Cards

Arts Reporter A local production company has teamed up with top Zimpapers radio station Star FM to produce a weekly radio drama series. According to the producers, Patsimeredu Trust, the drama titled Shelea is a depiction of a young female politician and will be exploring how she balances the hurdles …

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Gary Tight Regrets Abusing Drugs

Rising afro-fusion musician Gary “Tight” Muponda opened up on his battle with drug addiction after being queried by many on social media. Surprisingly, Gary did not deny the allegations levelled against him. He said it was a bad experience and urged fellow musicians and young people to desist from taking …

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Opportunity Knocks for Young Filmmakers

Young filmmakers in Zimbabwe are set to benefit from a fellowship programme recently launched by Accountability Lab Zimbabwe and Magamba Network to identify and nurture talent. The initiative kicked off last Friday, with the coordinators saying they were now accepting entries from young, new and emerging Zimbabwean filmmakers. Fellowship project …

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Hohodza Band Leader Remembers Girl Child

UNITED Kingdom-based Zimbabwean contemporary musician, Portia Gwanzura this weekend commemorated the International Day of the Girl by launching a new video for the song, “Ana Mhofu”. The International Day of the Girl is commemorated every year on October 11, celebrating the importance, power, and potential of girls around the world. …

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Film-Makers Take Heed of the Situation

Good to be back from a long sabbatical! I hope you are keeping safe in this global pandemic. The remote control still wins at the end of the day. You just need to know that the television inspires the mind. In fact, it is a fantastic educational tool which broadens …

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Top Award Nomination Charms Jah Prayzah

Multi-award-winning musician Jah Prayzah has said his nomination among Africa’s music giants for this year’s edition of the African Entertainment Awards, USA (AEAUSA), will encourage him to work extra hard. The musician has been nominated against Yemi Alade, Burna Boy, Wiz Kid, Diamond Platinumz, Harmonize, Rayvanny, Tiwa Savage and Eddy …

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Mono Redeems Lost Masculinity

At one point, Clive “Mono” Mukundu felt so impotent that he associated women and sex with the psychologically traumatising experiences he endured as a 12-year-old, which affected his earlier relationships with the fairer sex. Even as an adult, the psychological scars left by earlier sexual abuse at the hands of …

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I Owe My Success to Band Members – Zimuto

In music, credit usually goes to band leaders, leaving out those that work behind the scenes like backing vocalists and instrumentalists. It is, however, different with songstress Vimbai Zimuto, who believes credit must be shared among band members. The Netherlands-based Zimbabwean is forced to juggle between her foreign base and …

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