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Pictures: ZIMA Awards

THE much-publicised Zimbabwe Music Awards (Zima) held on Wednesday night at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) after seven years in hibernation courted controversy on the showbiz scene as winning artistes went home empty-handed.   Various artistes who were rewarded for their works unfortunately went home with nothing as they …

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Charamba Preaches to Zim Dancehall Artistes

Zimdancehall has upstaged other genres to become the household phenomenon of the moment. While traditional genres are struggling for survival, dance-hall is flinging its mojo into previously closed spaces.Ghetto chanters are staking their claim to the showbiz presidium, and the nation is reverberating along. It is the reinvention of culture …

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Today’s Artist – Tererai Mugwadi

A musician’s move towards artistic maturity usually involves assembling a full band and holding live shows. In most cases one cannot become a successful artist without holding live shows, because it is one of the most vital steps of the musical journey while it is the most reliable source of …

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Today’s Artist: John Chibadura

Obituary With the death of John Chibadura, a year after two members of his group, the Tembo Brothers, the handful of Zimbabwean popular musicians who brought their country’s music bouncing and jiving on to European stages in the Eighties is further reduced. Chibadura was a true working-class entertainer. His job, …

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Today’s Artist – Prince Kudakwashe Musarurwa

Prince Kudakwashe Musarurwa (born December 6 1988) also known simply as Prince, is a Zimbabwean African jazz (Afro Jazz) singer, songwriter, producer and musician. Musarurwa was born and raised in Zimbabwe, attending Hatfield Primary School and Churchill Boys High School. Musarurwa’s career began with his family, starting with August Msarurgwa, …

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Today’s Artist: Pah Chihera

Pah Chihera, born Pamhidzai Tracy Mbirimi is a talented and blessed model, singer, dancer, actress and choreorapher.Born and brewed from the Harare Ghetto of Glen Norah, she has been invloved in a lot of competitions from modeling, dancing, acting as from a tender age.She saw herself moving and growing as …

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The Bhundu Boys, Hupenyu Hwangu, live 1987

The Bhundu Boys, Hupenyu Hwangu, live 1987 Jinxed: the curse of the Bhundu boys The Zimbabwean group first flew into Britain 20 years ago, and became stars overnight, world music pioneers who supported Madonna. But their fall was equally dizzying – as tragedy wiped out the band. Founder and survivor …

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