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Gukurahundi play invited for SA festival



A play about Gukurahundi titled Uloyiko has been selected to be part of the Youth Expressions Festival to be held in Pretoria, South Africa, in June.The production, done by artistes based in t...Read more

Gukurahundi play invited for SA festival

05 May 2019 | 394 Views
A play about Gukurahundi titled Uloyiko has been selected to be part of the Youth Expressions Festival to be held in Pretoria, South Africa, in June.The production, done by artistes based in t...

by Staff reporter

uLoyiko ensemble to Premiere at Pretoria's Momentum State Theatre in South Africa

23 April 2019 | 591 Views
South African theatre ensemble, uLoyiko has informed umthwakazireview.com that it will premiere at Pretoria's Grand Momentum State Theatre in South Africa in...

by Thembani Dube

Amakhosi Theatre productions are back

19 February 2019 | 733 Views
After being disbanded for 12 years, the Amakhosi Cultural Centre - the country's biggest home of visual and performing arts - is set to re-launch its theatre arts production and performance unit on Ma...

by Staff reporter

Omkhula lament lack of arts promoters in Zimbabwe

17 February 2019 | 1443 Views
South Africa-based Zimbabwean street comedians, Omkhula, say their fans in Zimbabwe should wait a little bit for shows as they are struggling to hold fort due to lack of promoters.Omkhula shot...

by Staff reporter

State of the nation under spotlight

05 February 2019 | 475 Views
SATIRICAL play, State of the Nation-Vortex, that highlights critical issues troubling the nation and a call for dialogue among citizens is set to be staged on February 15 and 16 at Theatre in the Park...

by Staff reporter

Carl Joshua Ncube plans Mukadota icon revival

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COMEDIAN Carl Joshua Ncube says he wants to remake the iconic ZBCtv comedy drama series Mukadota that was a hit in the 80s. "This is still an idea that I want to bring to life. I want to reach...

by Staff reporter

Operation Restore Legacy invades SA

12 August 2018 | 1351 Views
THE events of November last year when the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) carried out the famous "Operation Restore Legacy" will go down in history books as a turning point in the country's political tra...

by Staff reporter

Amakhosi Cultural Theatre survives closure

02 July 2018 | 602 Views
BULAWAYO-BASED Amakhosi Cultural Theatre has survived closure after city fathers agreed to exempt the arts centre from paying rates to the local authority amid indications water supplies had already b...

by Staff reporter

Carl Joshua Ncube to debut solo show on Breeze FM

15 June 2018 | 249 Views
High flying entertainment entrepreneur Carl Joshua Ncube is set for another big milestone after getting his various content ideas to be put into a podcast show called The Victoria Falls Weekend PODCAS...

by Agencies

Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase to take place in London in September

15 June 2018 | 197 Views
UK based clothing tradeshow, Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase has announced the date for the highly anticipated fashion exhibition of the year. The event, now in its third year, will be held on 29 Se...

by Agencies

Bulawayo to host own Reed Dance

15 June 2018 | 603 Views
THE King Lobengula Royal Trust is set to hold a reed dance in Bulawayo between August and September to promote traditional culture.The reed dance is common among Nguni cultures in Eswatini and...

by Staff reporter

Meet 'The Awards Mafia'

10 June 2018 | 362 Views
COMEDIAN Carl Joshua Ncube abruptly brought the Bulawayo arts scene down from the high of hosting the recently held Bulawayo Arts Awards when he suggested that there was a clique of arts practitioners...

by Staff reporter

'Mafia gang stifles Bulawayo art'

08 June 2018 | 346 Views
COMEDIAN Carl Joshua Ncube has alleged that there is an eight-member "mafia" which is killing Bulawayo art by oppressing artistes from the city.Ncube sensationally made the claims on social me...

by Staff reporter

New 'Gukurahundi' play goes to Harare

29 May 2018 | 1681 Views
Theatre in The Park will from Wednesday May 30 to June 2, 2018 host yet another politically loaded play, "1983 The Dark Years" after the successful run of "Operation Restore Regasi".This play ...

by Rooftop Promotions presser

The man who found Robert Mugabe's voice

20 May 2018 | 1094 Views
WHEN he was told that he would be playing the country's former president Robert Mugabe in a play written and directed by some of Bulawayo's arts luminaries, Cyprian Tazarurwa Ndlovu did not think imit...

by Staff reporter

Cont Mhlanga scouts for partnership

10 May 2018 | 1200 Views
Renowned playwright and filmmaker Cont Mhlanga of the Amakorokoza fame says the story of Otsheketsha (small scale miners) is a soap opera yet to be fully explored and resources permitting he is ready ...

by Staff reporter

Albert Nyathi, Cont Mhlanga settle dispute

26 April 2018 | 1280 Views
TOP poet Albert Nyathi yesterday unveiled a Mzilikazi musical that previously set him on a collision course with theatre producer Cont Mhlanga and South Africa's Mbongeni Ngema who also claimed to be ...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe Youth lured into film production

16 April 2018 | 117 Views
ZIMBABWE International Film Festival Trust (ZIFFT) executive director Nigel Munyati last week urged the youth to take advantage of the new political dispensation and freely express themselves through ...

by Staff Reporter

Iyasa takes act to Austria

11 April 2018 | 313 Views
TOP Bulawayo arts outfit, Iyasa, has left the country for Austria for their annual international tour and cultural exchange programme with a new dance piece, African Thunder, which they are set to sho...

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Play on Mugabe ouster to premiere in Bulawayo

09 April 2018 | 574 Views
FORMER President Robert Mugabe's life will be told on stage through a play called Robert, His Story History, to be premiered at the Bulawayo Theatre at the end of this month.The play penned by...

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Maseko wants lift on Gukurahandi paintings ban

04 April 2018 | 1354 Views
It's exactly three years since visual artist Owen Maseko lost his fight to exhibit the controversial Gukurahundi-inspired paintings at the Bulawayo Art Gallery.Before the Supreme Court issued ...

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Zim poet commissioned to write poem for documentary funded by the National Lottery

03 April 2018 | 572 Views
UK based Zimbabwean spoken word artist, Munnya Usuwana has added another monumental project to his glowing CV after being commissioned to compose a poem for the upcoming Coal miners' documentary, Digg...

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Restore Regasi cries out to Mnangagwa

30 March 2018 | 661 Views
AWARD-winning theatre practitioner Charles Munganasa has urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government to ensure that artists are free to express themselves because fear often hindered creativity in...

by Staff reporter

Uloyiko wins an award at the Zabalaza festival

18 March 2018 | 696 Views
"We are thrilled to have won an award, it is a great honour, we never set out to win an award, however, we are thankful and appreciative of the recognition of our work through this accolade" said an e...

by Thulani Nkala

Operation Restore 'Regasi' play goes to Harare

18 March 2018 | 1789 Views
President Emmerson Mnangagwa may be part of the audience set to watch Operation Restore 'Regasi', an 80-minute-long play that gives a comical account of the events that took place in the country last ...

by Staff reporter

Watch what happens when Bulawayo filmmakers, new actors meet up

12 January 2018 | 1055 Views
Ya-sibo? Media teamed up with local Bulawayo film-makers and hosted an Acting Workshop at Lalani Hotel and Conference Centre on the 29th of July 2017.The workshop was held under the #indie263 ...

by Staff Reporter

WATCH: Mugabe comedy

10 January 2018 | 3177 Views
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLVlfLVM2TE...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwean woman launches 3rd issue of magazine in UK

28 November 2017 | 932 Views
Founded by Sakhile Classique Khanye and independently published by RMPublishers, the publication actually started as an online blogging platform before its transformation to magazine in 2016. The laun...

by Agencies

Embrace art, youths urged

28 November 2017 | 236 Views
A government official has urged youths to cherish study and learn to unlock the hidden educative meanings artworks covey.Provincial Youth Coordinator with the Ministry of Youth, Land and Econo...

by Farai Shawn Matiashe in Mutare

Bulawayo - Gweru Road today, a lovely picture

27 November 2017 | 4655 Views
A Harare-based documentary photographer and videographer, Steven Chikosi, has captured a breathtaking image of Bulawayo - Gweru Road.Chikosi shared the amazing picture on Twitter today (Monday...

by Staff Reporter

Harare meets London - 20 young women share their stories in images & poetic lines

13 November 2017 | 1278 Views
This week, an exhibition of photographs and poetry by 20 young women from Harare and London opens in the Zimbabwean capital. The young women are taking part in a project which began in April, themed '...

by Agencies

ULoyiko: prophecy or protest theatre?

31 October 2017 | 424 Views
Yesterday, 29th October 2017 will go down in history as a day ULoyiko play gained international acclaim. The Black Box theatre in Capetown was full to the bream, a number of people had to return back ...

by Thulani Nkala

Formalise art in education curricular: Artists

20 October 2017 | 221 Views
The Zimbabwe Applied Arts in Craft Association (ZAACA) is praying for Government's hand in improving artists and craftsmen working conditions. This, the organisation says, will improve individual live...

by Chigumbu Warikandwa

Woza Mthwakazi to premiere in Zimbabwe

03 September 2017 | 371 Views
A South African play - Woza Mthwakazi - which features local artists, will premiere during the Matabeleland Human Rights Convention at Amphi theatre in Bulawayo.Woza Mthwakazi is a play that r...

by Staff reporter

CARTOON: Conor Mcgregor meets Grace Mugabe

30 August 2017 | 2229 Views
#GraceMugabe...

by Staff Reporter

Amagugu holds Heritage festival

27 August 2017 | 261 Views
Amagugu International Heritage Center held a Matobo Heritage Festival in Matobo district over the weekend, which attracted more than 150 participants from various backgrounds and age groups.A ...

by Stephen Jakes

Carl Joshua invades Asia

21 July 2017 | 261 Views
ONLY a few days after he was shortlisted among the best comedians in Africa, Carl Joshua Ncube has now set his eyes on Asia, where he has several gigs as part of his year-long tour around the globe....

by Staff reporter

Bulawayo Arts Awards winners - list

01 July 2017 | 2933 Views
    Outstanding Actress (Schools)Anita Moyo (Eveline Girls)    Outstanding Actor (Schools)Nobert Makoche (Gifford Boys)  &nb...

by Staff reporter

All set for Bulawayo Arts Awards

25 June 2017 | 187 Views
Bulawayo City Hall in the City of Queens and Kings plays host to the inaugural ceremony of the much-anticipated Bulawayo Arts Awards (BAA) on Friday.Given the socio-economic situation in the c...

by Staff reporter

Local poet ventures into poetry recording

28 May 2017 | 301 Views
Mutare - A local based published poet has dropped his first single spoken-word poetry track to cope with the reading culture which is now very low in Zimbabwe.Shingirai Manyengavana, who was b...

by Farai Shawn Matiashe

One on one with a Mutare based sculptor

22 May 2017 | 202 Views
Chimuka Art and Crafts Foundation Trust in Mutare is an institution that has groomed many successful artists who has recognized artifacts but for the past decade their operations had been in a precar...

by Farai Shawn Matiashe

Intwasa Arts Festival in drastic changes

22 May 2017 | 386 Views
Financial challenges have forced Bulawayo's premium arts festival - Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo to reduce days of the annual fete from five to three.This year the festival will be held fr...

by Thobekile Zhou

New project links Harare, London artists to tell stories through images and spoken word

17 May 2017 | 216 Views
Twenty young female artists have been selected to take part in a photography and spoken word exchange project between Harare and London. Each respective city has five spoken word artists and five phot...

by Agencies

Irish comedian mesmerises Harare

07 May 2017 | 347 Views
Irish stand up comedian Aidan Killian last night mesmerised Harare audiences with his quick wit, high brow comedy and thought provoking stories in his REPS show. Aidan who is in Zimbabwe as part of th...

by Agencies

Bev 'celebrates' miscarriage

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Hardly a week after she reportedly suffered a miscarriage, pole dancer Beverly Sibanda  gyrated with reckless abandon like a possessed being in Bulawayo last Friday as if she was celebrating....

by Staff Reporter

Dry 'sex' jokes fail to draw laughter

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UPCOMING comedians who took to the stage at the weekly Laugh out Harare Stand-up Comedy Club show on Tuesday night at Jazz 24/7 failed to amuse fans as most of them continuously made sex oriented ...

by Staff reporter

Amagugu conducts arts, culture and heritage capacity development workshop

17 March 2017 | 211 Views
Chief Executive Officers and Chairpersons of committees from uMzingwane and Beitbridge Rural District Councils (RDCs) participated in a two-day arts, culture and heritage capacity building workshop on...

by Stephen Jakes

WATCH: Maskandi Artist Dibi nabafana BakaGodlwayo road interview

09 February 2017 | 557 Views
Maskandi Artist Dibi nabafana BakaGodlwayo road interview...

by facebook

Open Call for a Zimbabwean Female Playwright

03 February 2017 | 251 Views
Nhimbe Trust, in partnership with Young Vic Theatre UK, with the support of the British Council Zimbabwe, are producing The Unified Women Project, which will provide a cultural exchange between twenty...

by Stephen Jakes

WATCH: Millicent Wezhira Poet Gurokuro Poem Video ft Jojola

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ygr-eRSsd24...

by Staff Reporter
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