A TWO-DAY conference, bringing together some of Zimbabwe’s leading arts and culture players opened in Harare this morning. Giving the keynote address, Minister of Education Sports Arts & Culture, Senator David Coltart spoke about the dire lack of funding … Read more
1. Burning of Money Remember when you could take US$20 and get Z$2 billion on the street, but get Z$50 billion if you wanted the money transferred into your account? That was called kupisa (burning). It made hexatrillionnaires of … Read more
^ Centre of attraction. Betty Makaya at the 2004 Zimbabwe Music Awards | THE Sports Diner in Harare holds an Urban Grooves night every Thursday. This has been an on and off event since December 2004. Every so often it’s … Read more
The 8th Eidtion of the National Arts Merit Awards in Pictures. Above compères for the evening Comfort Mbofana and Ellen Chiyindiko. | The Awards were held at the HICC on Friday 13th February.
NAMIBIAN Africa Big Brother 3 Housemate, Lucille Naobes, is in the country to host two Valentine’s dinner dances with Zimbabwean housemate, Munyaradzi ‘Munya’ Chidzonga. Munya, who was set to present one of the Awards at Friday’s National Arts … Read more
ZIMBABWEAN mbira star Chiwoniso has done the seemingly impossible. Her latest album, Rebel Woman, has been in the top twenty of the World Music Charts Europe (WMCE) for three months now- and last month (Dec 2008) it moved to the … Read more
Not since Miss Zimbabwe 1997 have I seen the Harare International Conference Centre so full. There were cars on the curb, cars on the lawn, cars on the road- all the way up to Rotten Row. Inside it … Read more
RISING Zimbabwean film star Tongayi Arnold Chirisa plays a leading role, that of King Hekule, in Mr Bones 2, which in just two weeks has become the highest grossing South African Film of all time, raking in R12.5 million.
The National Arts Gallery of Zimbabwe last week opened an exhibition entitled “A Round Solution” featuring AIDS posters and other campaign material from the fight against AIDS in different countries around the world. Of note are some controversial posters … Read more
Munyaradzi Chidzonga’s Big Brother Africa III eviction party brought throngs of fans to Klub Monako in Chisipite, Harare on Friday night. Scores of people were still trying to get into the club at 0230 hrs in the morning so that … Read more
When Tsitsi was a little girl she joined the Brownies. Her young sister Rudo was upset that she too could not join as she was still too young. Tsitsi came up with an idea. She would start a new group … Read more