music-crossroads.jpgThis year’s Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) will see a lot of collaborations in the different genres with the latest development being the partnership between the National Gallery of Zimbabwe and HIFA in the visual arts exhibition running under the theme “Beyond Borders.”


The partnership between the National Gallery of Zimbabwe and HIFA, will see a new curatorial team exhibiting visual art pieces for two weeks.

National Gallery of Zimbabwe curator Raphael Chikukwa says, the ‘Beyond Borders” exhibition in which local and international artists will showcase their pieces along side each other as an initiative to bridge the gap between them, and will address the challenges visual artists face. 

HIFA Board Member Dr. Angeline Kamba says a good number of artists will this year benefit as all artistic genres will be given a platform to collaborate and exchange ideas with internationally renowned artists.

The Harare International Festival of the Arts which is in its 20th year has become one of the biggest festivals in the world with this year’s theme, ‘The Engagement Party”, aimed at gathering and celebrating the greatness of art.

The marriage of artists will see collaborations between local artists like Winky D and Transit Crew, Victor Kunonga and Chiwoniso Maraire who will also share the stage with Mocha from Holland.

Also collaborations between mbira maestro Albert Chimedza, Cape Verdes Cheku and three Indonesian traditional groups and Tony Cox and Swiss René Desplino are some of the mixed collaborations in music.