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‘Establishment of district arts offices long overdue’

‘Establishment of district arts offices long overdue’

The National Arts Council of Zimbabwe’s plan to establish district offices is long overdue and is limiting the growth of the arts in the rural areas, analysts have said. In 1985 the arts council established district offices and board members appointed by the minister represented ... Read More »

West Africa Musicians Launch Own Ebola Song

West Africa Musicians Launch Own Ebola Song

DAKAR— Some of Africa’s top musicians launched on Monday an alternative Ebola appeal song to Band Aid’s new recording of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” with proceeds also going to fight the virus that has killed more than 5,000 people in West Africa this year. ... Read More »

Byo artists are marginalised: Baya

Byo artists are marginalised: Baya

Artists from the Matabeleland region continue to face serious challenges in the industry as they are still struggling to deal with regional and tribal marginalisation and a lack local public support, a veteran in the industry has said. Speaking at a public meeting organised by ... Read More »

Artists urged to disseminate information on HIV/AIDS

Artists urged to disseminate information on HIV/AIDS

By Wendy Dube The Provincial Administrator for Matabeleland North has strongly urged artists to actively contribute towards the dissemination of information on the awareness of HIV and AIDS to people. This call was made during an HIV and AIDS sensititisation meeting for artists held yesterday ... Read More »

Artists appeal for inclusion of health provision in arts policy

Artists appeal for inclusion of health provision in arts policy

ARTISTS have tasked the Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture to include a health safety provision as most of their colleagues have succumbed to or are living with life threatening diseases. It has been noted that some artists fail to raise adequate funds to cater ... Read More »

Artists must support arts policy:Langa

Artists must support arts policy:Langa

By Wendy Dube THE Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture has strongly urged artists to actively contribute in the formation of the Culture and Arts Policy being spearheaded by government. This call was made during a meeting with artists and cultural practitioners at a National ... Read More »

National arts indaba for Bulawayo

National arts indaba for Bulawayo

By Giyani Moyo THE National Arts Council of Zimbabwe is set to hold their annual national Arts Indaba in Bulawayo on the 29th and 30th of October. In a press statement, National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) Communications and Marketing Manager Cathrine Mthombeni said the ... Read More »

Byo author pens another Gukurahundi-inspired book

Byo author pens another Gukurahundi-inspired book

BULAWAYO-born author and photographer, Crispen Ndlovu, Friday launched his second Gukurahundi atrocities-inspired novel, as the atrocities that claimed an estimated 20 000 people in Matabeleland and Midlands continue to hog the limelight. The political satire, Selibona Nya!, written in Isindebele is a follow up to ... Read More »

Minister Langa to tour arts centres

Minister Langa to tour arts centres

By Giyani Moyo THE Minister of Sport,Arts and Culture Honourable Andrew Langa, will on Thursday tour local arts centres in Bulawayo and Matobo. In a statement the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe, Communications and Marketing  Manager, Cathrine Mthombeni, said the scheduled tour will  cover Isalukazi ... Read More »

Amagugu hosts Intwasa participants

Amagugu hosts Intwasa participants

By Giyani Moyo AMAGUGU International Heritage Centre in Matobo played host to 30 teachers attending the Arts Educators Platform workshop at the just ended highly successful  Intwasa Arts Festival ko Bukawayo 2014. The teachers,drawn from the five districts of Bulawayo schools ,both primary and secondary,were ... Read More »