chimanimani arts.jpgThe annual “Chimanimani Arts Festival” which will run from the 21st to the 23rd of May and covering five arts genres will run under the theme, “Youth and culture in harmony”, aimed at encouraging the youth to treasure and embrace their culture.


The festival opens with a cultural exposition in celebration of International Day for Cultural Diversity and Development during  which Zimbabwean culture will be on prominent display; and continues throughout the weekend with a program of music, theatre, film, poetry,  comedy, dance and workshops


The annual Chimanimani festival is expected to be the centre of attraction in the scenic town of Chimanimani as several local and international artists have confirmed participation.
The festival’s Information and Publicity Officer Mr. Taka Muparutsa said the response has been overwhelming.


“We are happy with the response we have at the moment as we have also received a group from Spain which will be taking part at the event.We are looking forward fro the event to be bigger than the previous.” said Muparutsa


Feature acts include Suluman Chimbetu, Andy Brown, Outspoken, Makoomba, Junior Bantan and Edgar Langevelt plus groups from the  Flame, Bocapa and Music Crossroads talent networks and Mutare and Chimanimani based groups.  There will be a special guest appearance by  ‘Tuku’ alongside the Ay Band in tribute to his son Sam Mtukudzi; who’s recent loss has deprived everyone of a sparkling gem of a talent.

Chimanimani is a tourist attraction, and surrounding places of interest include Tessa’s Pools and Bridal Veil Falls , whilst Chimanimani also offers some of the best one-day and overnight mountain walking anywhere in the world.