BOOK CAFÉ EVENTS
Book Café Events: JUNE 07-16
Fri 7, 5pm-6pm, RICHIE ORANGE sings for his supper! New singer-songwriter Richie Orange in a FREE Friday sundowner show – FREE!
Fri 7, 8pm, VICTOR KUNONGA & PEACE, opening with a set from NORMAN & POINT BLANK. cc$10
Sat 8, 2pm SISTAZ OPEN MIC – Hotter and Stronger! A special platform for women artists which never fails to surprise with an exciting lineup and amazing new talent each month, supported by guest appearances by established women artists who leading the way!
Sat 8, 5.30pm, KESSIA MAGOSHA – lively entertainment from this Zim rocker, picking up the pace and firing up the stage at the Sistaz Open Mic after-party!!!
Sat 8, 8pm, THE ROCK SHOW – Mbira-punk rockers CHIKWATA.263, opening with newcomers on the Harare rock scene, ACID RAIN, THE BLOODY TRUTH, FOOTLOOSE, with DJs LoveJones and Kimble Rogers – a night of original Zimbabwean rock plus DJ’s until 3am!!! cc$5 all night.
Sun 9, 6pm, BIG BROTHER PARTY – Book Café hosts the official Big Brother Africa Eviction Parties every Sunday in partnership with Multichoice Zimbabwe. How far will Pokello and Hakeem make it? Live screening from 7pm-8pm plus give-aways and after-party every week. FREE!!
Mon 10, 6pm, BOOK CAFE OPEN MIC – The hottest jam party in town! Your song, your voice, your space – whateva your poison, come jam! Instruments available – register with MC before 5.30pm. cc$2
Tue 11, 5.30pm, Public Discussion: CERVICAL CANCER: AWARENESS & SURVIVAL – a free public discussion to raise awareness of what’s available to women of Zimbabwe, and discuss the urgent need for dissemination of life-saving information.
Tue 11, 8pm, BOOK CAFÉ TUESDAYS this week featuring GWENGA – an up&coming group with a music fusion they call ‘Nheketo’, inspired by whatever they see, feel and hear, proudly Zimbabwean and “…exploring that which comes naturally”. Gwenga will be opening for
urban grooves singer-songwriter GOODCHILD, longtime recording artist who has been delighting music fans with hits such as Iwe Fadzai, now backed by a full live band! cc$5.
Wed 12, 6pm, Free Film Screening – IIFF IN THE CLUB: “LUCKY” by Avie Luthra (South Africa, feature film, 2011). Courtesy of WFOZ.
Wed 12, 9pm, WEDDY WEDDY WEDNESDAY Reggae Party with MIC INITY & RED RADICALS featuring Nadine, Mastersound & more in our weekly midweek madness reggae, roots, lovers rock, and dancehall reggae party till late. cc$5/$10
Thurs 13, 8pm, THE BEAT, THE WORD – A new hiphop/spoken word/percussion collaboration feat. Rumbi, Synik, Aero, Dimitri, Zaza, Teressa, Flowchyld, Voice, Upmost. – cc$5
Fri 14, 5pm-6pm, RICHIE ORANGE sings for his supper! New singer-songwriter Richie Orange in a FREE Friday sundowner show.
Fri 14, 8pm, FRIDAY NIGHT MBIRA SPECIAL – Welcoming back home the world-renownedgwenyambira Ambuya STELLA CHIWESHE with internationally-acclaimed mbira star CHIWONISO MARAIRE – a once-in-a-lifetime concert of Zimbabwe’s most famous women artists. Don’t miss this!!! cc$5.
Sat 15 June, 2-5pm, LIVE HOT MUSIC !!!
Sat 15 June, 5.30pm, GARY TIGHT (guitar, mbira): A mixed bag of genres from this young up&coming singer-songwriter in a solo slot to ease into the evening party.
Sat 15, 8pm, ALEXIO & SHADES OF BLACK – the gifted Zimbabwean singer-songwriter is still keeping audiences happy with new material and old favourites of his unique urban soul. cc$5 early/$10 later
Sun 16, 6pm, FREE! BIG BROTHER PARTY – Book Cafe will be hosting the official Big Brother Africa Eviction Parties every Sunday in partnership with Multichoice Zimbabwe. How far will Pokello and Hakeem make it? Live screening from 7pm-8pm plus give-aways and afterparty every week. FREE!!
Wed 19 June, 8pm, TUKU – Zimbabwe superstar Oliver Mtukudzi graces Book Café stage in a rare up-close-and-personal encounter before his next international tour. cc$20
http://harare.usembassy.gov/amb_speeches/three-years-in-zimbabwe-how-i-see-young-people-building-a-better-country.html - Positive outlook from outgoing Ambassador Charles Ray
LAUNCH OF A VIRTUAL LECTURE HALL at the UNIVERSITY OF ZIMBABWE
CARA and Econet have installed ‘Life Size’ video conference equipment into a College of Health Science Lecture Hall on the University of Zimbabwe’s main campus.
‘Virtual Lectures’ will be streamed in to support the College of Health Science and the Faculties of Science and Veterinary Science in areas currently lacking teaching staff, or who could benefit from engagement with the diaspora and/or international partnerships.
Population Census in Zimbabwe 18-28 August – how many people are in Zimbabwe? For more info click on 2012 Zimbabwe Population Census
Some of you may be interested in this new blog, which discusses some
current issues in Zimbabwe, based on my recent experiences as Director
at Hlekweni. I’d especially appreciate comments from Zimbabweans, at:
With thanks and in Friendship,