Category: Entertainment & Arts

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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SADF scoops Zim Staff College Culture Day award

The 2018 Zimbabwe Staff College Culture Day award for the best country representation was scooped by the South African Defence Forces (SADF). Senior officers and junior officers from South Africa, Tanzania, and Nigeria attending various courses at the prestigious military training institution jointly applauded the Zimbabwe Defence Forces command element for the initiatives which gave them a platform to share their rich cultural traditions. Other countries which participated in the cultural exchange day were China, eSwatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe among...

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Intwasa Arts Festival preps at advanced stage

Preparations for the Intwasa Arts Festival in Bulawayo are at an advanced stage, with over 14 000 people expected to attend this year’s edition set for 25 to 29 September. This year’s festival running under the theme, “Realities and Experiences” is being headlined by a Bulawayo writer Sue Nyathi who will be launching her latest piece titled, ‘The Gold Digger’. Speaking to ZBC News, Intwasa spokeperson Nkululeko Nkala said audiences are set to experience thought provoking performances such as the blood tongue and the hostel. “In this year’s edition, we have a lot of exciting performances and workshops on...

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Collective management critical in protecting copyrights

Broadcasters, entertainers, venue owners among others have been identified as among other perpetrators of copyright infringement in most African countries who continually use creative works and private copy labour of content creators without exercising copyright and other related rights. However, entertainers have the mandate to buy rights or utilise collective management organisations in a bid to protect the rights of content creators within the creative industry. ARIPO head of copyright and related rights Ms Maureen Fondo emphasized on the importance of collective management in exercising copyrights and its effects on remuneration of content creators. “Collective management organisations have met...

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Govt commissions stone sculpture in Kariba

The government through the Ministry of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry has officially commissioned a stone sculpture in Kariba donated to the city by a local Kariba-born artist Ronika Tandi. Tandi who came up with the Kariba Waves Sculpture made out of spring stone was hailed for breaking the gender disparity existing in the arts sector. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Dr Thokozile Chitepo who was the guest of honour at the handover ceremony praised Tandi for putting up a great sculpture in an industry dominated largely by men adding that the gesture...

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