Nhimbe-NPAAC September Newsletter - news from the cultural scene back home
Masakhaneni Newsletter - Have a look at this very interesting newsletter which covers the pre-election 2013 and post-election period
BOOK CAFÉ EVENTS, NOV 7-16
Thur 07, 5.30-7pm – Free Public Discussion: CANCER TREATMENTS – with speakers Dr Ndoro (Oncologist), Dr Dina, and representatives from ZYD Trust and Zinatha. Cancer kills more people globally than HIV/Aids, TB and Malaria, and in Africa it is becoming a growing health burden. But in the face of lack of knowledge, scarce resources, and so many competing priorities, many have been powerless to do much. The discussion provides information and raises awareness about the various forms and dangers in some Cancer treatment methods, natural medicines, and more. FREE, All welcome.
Thur 07, 7pm - SIMUKA COMEDY. This month we are opening with some traditional mbira from DZIVA reMBIRA before a selection of Zimbabwe’s finest stand up comedians take to the stage to make you LOL, ROFL or maybe even LMFAO. Plus DJ Andy Kiposa will close the show once more cherry picking from the great tree of African music. cc$5
Fri 08, 8pm - VIBE CULTURE & M’AFRIQ – After being forced to step out of the shadows, Chiwoniso Maraire’s former band, Vibe Culture is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in their own right playing traditional mbira, original compositions, & some old Chi favourites. Tonight opening the show will be Pauline & M’Afrique with some funk afro-acoustic pop. cc$5
Sat 09, 2-5pm – SISTAZ OPEN MIC – A lively platform for young women artists of Zimbabwe – music, dance, poetry, comedy – this is Your space Sistaz, come and claim it!! A gender project by Pamberi Trust. cc$2 (free for performing artists who should register with the MC by 2pm).
Sat 09, 5.30pm – Sistaz After-party with TARI neGITARE - singer-songwriter and one of Zimbabwe’s rising young woman instrumentalists – a lively performance to round off the Open Mic - cc$3
Sat 09, 8pm - ALEXIO & AMMARA. Always a favourite with the ladies, Alexio Kawara & The Shades of Black tonight team up with Zimbabwe’s energetic princess of pop Ammara Brown and Cynergy band featuring Bernie Bismark. cc$5 early/$10 later.
Mon 11, 6pm – BOOK CAFÉ OPEN MIC – the hottest jam party in town, with prizes to be won! Poets, comedians, singers, dancers, musicians, bands – come register with the MC before 6pm – FREE, All welcome!
Tue 12, 8pm – Hot young jazzists JAM SIGNAL back-to-back with the lively KESSIA MASONA – An Afro-jazz-pop groove in an exciting double-bill between two rising groups on the local music scene, recently off the October World Music Festival stage, with something for everyone – all roads lead to the Book Café! cc$5
Wed 13, 6pm – FREE FILM SCREENING: “WONKE“ by Lenni Mdawini Sibanda – a comic horror about a university couple who discover a bag full of money. Later tragedy strikes when the money transforms into….a GOBLIN. Followed by Q&A with the producer/director. Free, all welcome.
Wed 13, 8pm – MICINITY on WEDDY WEDDY WEDNESDAY!! Mid-week reggae, backed by RED RADICALS with NADINE + MASTERSOUND (cc$5 early/$10 later)
Thu 14, 7pm – NYABINDE & SON - Bob ‘The Headmaster’ Nyabinde & Savannah Drive will be performing with his son Aggabu, Poet Itai and Duo ‘LiKembE’ Pachopisa. Bob will be unleashing his new songs from the latest offering ‘Anzwa Hama’: Be the first to get an autographed copy of this latest offering from The Headmaster. PLUS: After-show boogie with DJ ANDY KIPOSA, ‘Afrobeat Warrior’ – cc$5
Fri 15, 8pm MAWUNGIRA & AMMARA – Harare’s best traditional mbira ensemble and Friday Night mbira regulars Mawungira enHarira and the enigmatic Nyamasvisva appear tonight back to back with the energetic afro-pop sensation Ammara Brown & Cynergy band. cc$5 early/$10 later.
Sat 16, 5.30pm – ZIMBO FLAVOUR – One of the hottest original rhythms to come out of Zimbabwe and part of the current ‘Zim Dancehall’ craze, ‘Zimboflavour’ is officially released today with a number of established and new artists sampling their version of the hit track. FREE ENTRY!
Sat 16, 9pm – TRANSIT CREW – 22 years and still kicking: Zimbabwe’s original reggae outfit ‘Transit Crew’ have been around the block and seen it all and they are still the best reggae band on the scene. Real Reggae lovers: this one’s for you. cc$5
**Coming soon: Nov 25-Dec 07 – 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN: Music, poetry, film, discussions, workshops – Get involved!
1 July 2013: Harare News –
Community Newspaper and online website launched
New – Zimbabwe Theatre Association launches newsletter – click on link below
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,