Culture

Shoko Festival begins tonight

Talent Gore Arts Correspondent The country’s biggest and longest-running urban culture Shoko Festival kicks off tonight and various shows will be staged in Harare and Chitungwiza as part of the fête. Shoko Festival creative director Farai Monro said this year’s festival will be bigger and better than previous ones. “This …

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Tuku memorial: Tonight is the night

Arts Reporters Oliver Mtukudzi could have turned 67 years on September 22, but fate had it otherwise. At the time of his death on January 23, the katekwe singer had recorded 66 albums. He had also done countless collaborations with upcoming and established artistes locally, regionally and internationally. A gig …

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Mi Casa, Amayenge for Tuku memorial

Arts Reporter SOUTH African music outfit, Mi Casa and Zambian singers —Amayenge and James Sakala — who are billed to headline the Tuku Memorial Concert set for tomorrow night at Glamis Arena in Harare, are today expected in the country. Mi Casa is expected to touch down at Robert Gabriel …

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Mighty Zambezi Bonfire to light up Donnybrook

Arts Writer A number of local artistes will take to the stage to entertain revellers at The Mighty Zambezi Bonfire event to be held at Donnybrook Park in Harare on Saturday. At the event, merrymakers will witness the lighting of a massive bonfire under that will also be illuminated by …

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Top researchers Zim-bound

Arts Reporter AFTER preparations spanning nearly three years, the process to produce the first edition of “The Africa Factbook” will begin with a workshop from September 30 to October 4 at a Harare hotel before the process gets into full swing for about eight weeks at a secluded facility. In …

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Macheso: A ‘freeman’ in two music worlds

THERE has been debate on the showbiz scene that sungura music appears to be slowly sliding into oblivion as emerging genres like dancehall rule the roost. This conversation further wades into the narrative that there is no longer competition in the sungura genre after the death of legendary singer Tongai …

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Tourism players bemoan security of Zim’s fauna, flora

International environment and tourism players have expressed concern over Zimbabwe’s flora and fauna utilisation, saying its sustainability was not guaranteed. The players, drawn from South Africa, Slovania, Italy, Kenya,Uganda, Tanzania and Botswana, were part of the participants at the just-ended 12th edition of Sanganai/Hlanganani Tourism Expo in Bulawayo. The group, …

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Models donate to orphans, infant patients

TOP models Pauline Marere and Vimbai Mungofa have joined hands in giving back to the community as they prepare for Miss pan-African and Miss Philanthropy, respectively, in Nigeria. Miss pan-African is slated for October 26 to November 7, while Miss Philanthropy will take place from December 4 to 18. The …

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Vimbai Zimuto for Shoko fiesta

WITH multi-talented creative Vimbai Zimuto trending in entertainment following her decision to bare all through her nude art, she has become the tonic for many show organisers keen to cash in on her popularity. Shoko Festival is the next in line after roping her in for their Peace in the …

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Marerwa bounces back on theatre

THE Seke Mutema hitmaker Noel Marerwa, who also made a name in theatre, is set to bounce back with a new play titled Harsh Realities that is set to be presented at the St John’s Cultural Centre on Saturday. Noel Marerwa told NewsDay Life & Style yesterday that the St …

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