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Managing arts in high-tech era

This week allow me to reflect on the writing profession, especially that of the columnist and its hazards. My columns have elicited all kinds of feedback. Some will express their […]

Festivals: The business of creativity

Indeed, festivals are a time for a community to coalesce around a grand and transcendent idea. The aura of the city transforms into one of lightness. Camaraderie begins to froth […]

Iyasa play premieres at Theatre in the Park

In April, Theatre Strahl-Berlin and Inkululeko Yabatsha School of Arts (Iyasa) in Bulawayo began their cooperation. The German team toured Zimbabwe to get an appreciation of the country’s cultural values. […]

Hefner championed black cause

For better and for worse, I am fascinated, of course, by iconoclasts: the men and women who changed the course of world history by defying conventions. Iconoclasm is originally a […]

Gospel music: Genre without borders

Grammy award-winning gospel artiste Kirk Franklin courted controversy a few years ago. So did Ce Ce Winans, Fungisayi Zvakavapano Mashavave and lately Tasha Cobbs-Leornard. Gospel musicians must always walk a […]

Film sector gets AU boost

Recently, African Union (AU) member states endorsed the draft statute of the African Audio Visual and Cinema Commission (AACC) to boost the African film industry. Ministers of Arts and Culture […]

Remembering the Titans

You see images of the James Brown strutting across the stage with all the swagger of a king; albeit the king of soul. Rather, he had by this time reached […]

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