Category: Entertainment & Arts

WCOPA finalists return home

The Zimbabwe team that went to participate at the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) returned home with high expectations that they will bring more medals home at the next world championships. Some of the team players said the experience at the World Championships were dreams come true as they scooped a number of medals and were well equipped at the same time which will help them grow in the arts sector. Team coach and co-founder of the Zimbabwe Championships of Performing Arts Nyarayi Jessica Tandy highlighted that after their performance at the world championships there is need for...

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Music hailed as tool for peace

Bulawayo born and South African based gospel musician, Irene Chimuriwo says gospel music is a powerful vehicle that can be used to promote peace, tolerance and give hope to those in despair.  Speaking to the ZBC News in Harare, Chimuriwo said gospel music plays an important role in healing nations and fostering peace. The musician recently released her dvd album titled: ‘Zviudze Jesu,’ which carries six tracks among them Zviripasi Peropa, Ida Hama Yako and Chiiko. The songs were taken off her first and second albums Nguva Yapera and Zviudze Jesu. Chimuriwo said she was inspired by Rebecca Malope, Benjamin Dube, Mai Olivia Charamba and Bethani Pasinawako Ngolomi. Her music is receiving a lot of airplay in the UK, USA, South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, and she believes the sky is the limit for...

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Note to Note shines at World Choir Games

Zimbabwean choral ensemble ‘Note to Note’ scooped two silver medals at the World Choir Games held in Tshwane, South Africa. The first ever Zimbabwean choir to participate at the world’s largest choral competition, Note to Note scooped silver medals in the Championship Mixed Choirs and Championship Scenic Folklore categories at the World Choir Games. The choir games also known as the Choir Olympics were held in Tshwane, South Africa where more than 300 choirs from across the globe participated and among them the Note to Note choir which only managed to go at the last minute. Note to Note...

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Actress Elizabeth Nyanguridza dies

The country’s film industry has been plunged into mourning following the death of Elizabeth Nyanguridza known for her role in Studio 263 as ‘Tete Jari’. 58-year-old Nyanguridza who was in the film industry for more than 15 years, passed on early Monday (yesterday) morning at the Mbuya Dorcas Hospital after a short illness. Family members and former workmates in the arts industry gathered at her house in Chitungwiza described the late as a unifier and added that the film industry has lost a great treasure. Nyanguridza was known for her role in the once popular drama Studio 263 where...

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116 graduate at Zim College of Music

116 graduands have received competence certificates and Bachelor of Music Degrees at the Zimbabwe College of Music in Harare amid calls by the parent ministry for a unified education system in the country. The graduands said the future is bright for they have big plans ahead. The Director Zimbabwe College of Music, Dr Rachel Chigwanda said despite negative perceptions that the society has in the past about music, the college has remained resolute in its core business while the Vice Chancellor of Africa University Professor Munashe Furusha expressed his institution’s   commitment to continue working with the institution in churning...

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