Fungai Tichawangana

is a writer, photograper and web developer based in Harare. He has worked on numerous entertainment and arts websites including the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA), Zimbabwe International Film Festival (ZIFF), Itsbho.com, ZimbabweArts.org, ArtsInitiates.co.zw, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Rooftop Promotions and most recently The Zimbo Jam. He is currently the executive editor of zimbojam.com. He will often be seen at gigs around Harare with his camera, capturing the entertainment history of our time

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Arts and culture indaba opens in Harare

By Fungai TichawanganaEducation, Film, Music

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

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7 things that the GNU has killed

By Fungai TichawanganaMusic

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

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Is Urban Grooves officially dead?

By Fungai TichawanganaMusic

^ 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

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A Night at the NAMAs

By Fungai TichawanganaMusic

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.

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Namibian Big Brother housemate in Zimbabwe

By Fungai TichawanganaMusic

  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

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Chiwoniso’s Rebel Woman tops world charts

By Fungai TichawanganaMusic

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

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Tuku unleashes all in memorable gig

By Fungai TichawanganaMusic

  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

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Chirisa stars in highest grossing SA film of all time

By Fungai TichawanganaFilm, Music

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.

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Arts Gallery opens exhibition of AIDS posters

By Fungai TichawanganaMusic, Politics

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

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Munya eviction party rocks Klub Monako

By Fungai TichawanganaMusic

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

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I wanted to be a Greenie – Tsitsi Dangarembga

By Fungai TichawanganaFilm, Music

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

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Not made in Zimbabwe

By Fungai TichawanganaMusic

AS I drove up to the 7 Arts Theatre in Harare last Thursday night, I was hoping hard I would at least get the last 15 minutes of the show. It was futile, I was too late. As I stepped … Read more

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