Category: Entertainment & Arts

All set for CBZ schools debate championships

10 primary schools from across the country will battle it out at the CBZ schools debate championships to be held in Bulawayo this Saturday. Following preliminary competitions 10 schools one from each province will converge in Bulawayo to fight for the $50 000 prize money. This is the first time primary schools participate in national debate which seeks to nurture talent and create future communication gurus. The debate is being held by the Institute of African Knowledge together with the National Association of Primary Heads in a bid to promote knowledge...

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Inaugural Jacaranda Music Festival on the cards

Famous South African musicians Micasa and Yvonne Chaka Chaka are set to share the stage with Oliver Mtukudzi at the inaugural Jacaranda Music Festival set for the 6th of October in the capital. The festival to be held under the banner, “Jacaranda Music Festival”,  is meant to bring together Zimbabwean and South African musicians to perform in the capital as paving way to centenary celebrations of Africa’s icon Nelson Mandela. Event director Walter Wanyanya said the event to take place at the Hellenics Sports Club will be spectacular with a rich line up of South African and Zimbabwean artists....

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Creative practitioners key to achieving Vision 2030

The Ministry of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation says cultural and creative practitioners can play a critical role in helping Zimbabwe achieve a middle income economy status by the year 2030. Speaking on the sidelines of a two-day capacity building workshop attended by more than 100 cultural and creative practitioners at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Harare, Deputy Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Honourable Yeukai Simbanegavi underscored the need for government to support the arts in the country, adding that her ministry will have an inclusive approach to the arts in order to develop and commercialise the sector. ZimTrade, Acting Export Manager- Development Tatenda Marume also underscored the need to fully equip the arts sector with requisite financial and technical support, saying the sector can earn the country the much needed foreign currency. The workshop which was hosted by the Ministry of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation in conjunction with ZimTrade explored a number of issues pertaining to the growth of the cultural and creative industries. Participants also discussed digital and social marketing strategies, as well as exporting their products. Meanwhile, the participants who included musicians, writers, poets, film makers, actors and sculptors were handed certificates by Deputy Minister Simbanegavi and Executive Director of National Gallery of Zimbabwe Mrs Doreen...

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Book fair postponed

The 2018 edition of the Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZIBF) that was set to commence on the 24th this month has been postponed due to health considerations following the cholera outbreak that has seen most public gatherings being suspended countrywide. In a statement, the ZIBF Association interim chair Jasper Maenzanise said the new dates of the fair will be announced in due...

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Zim, India to promote cultural programmes

Zimbabwe and India are expected to cement their cultural systems by formulating strategies to identify, nature talent and promote exchange programmes. It emerged at the Indian-Zimbabwe Day which is the capstone of the India in the Sunshine City Festival that began on Saturday, September 8 for the whole week that the promotion of culture is critical for the two countries. The Director for Arts and Culture Promotion and Development in the Ministry of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Dr Biggie Saruchera said the India-Zimbabwe Day reflects commitment by the two countries to continue forging ties in the fields of...

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