IYASA, Swazis in collaboration deal

Inkululeko Yabatsha School of Arts (IYASA) has clinched a three million rand budget deal that will see them leading a major Swaziland collaboration during 2010.

Music gives insight into African culture

The sound is easy as a mellow wind through chimes as Solomon Murungu’s down-stroking thumbs pluck at the tension-tuned steel. He is holding a mbira, a 20-something-key African instrument, strapped with discarded beer bottle caps with unfamiliar names that shake out a drone of vibration.

Zimbabwe MP flies into the UK for music shows

Published: May 13, 2009.Zimbabwe MP HON Paul Madzore, dubbed The Singing MP is in the United Kingdom this week and is scheduled to do a live performance at Ripon in Yorkshire.

Wife strips girlfriend naked in fight over musician

Josphat Somanje’s sex life is a mess. Barely a few hours before his performance at the Independence Gala at the Harare International Conference Centre on Friday, there was an explosion of fisticuffs at the Harare Polytechnic on Thursday night where his group was booked.

Fans suspect X Factor of enhancing Gamu Nhengu pitch with Auto-Tune

For six years, The X Factor has been Saturday night TV's ratings powerhouse, courting controversy and criticism with each new series. Accusations of miming, unfair editing and shabby treatment meted out to hopefuls have all been lobbed at the programme.

Mukadota life-size statue unveiled

The Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust has posthumously honoured Safirio Madzikatire — one of Zimbabwe’s iconic performing artists with a life-size statue.

MDC MP arrested for playing anti-Mugabe song

Stewart Garadhi an MDC legislator has been arrested for allegedly playing a song that denigrates Robert Mugabe, on his car radio.

Mercy Mutsvene is pirating my songs: Malope

Gospel sensation Rebecca Malope has vowed to take action against Zimbabwean singer Mercy Mutsvene who has been pirating her songs under the pretence that she was working with the South African musician.

Mike Mwale receives special mention in 2010 BBC playwriting competition

Professor Wole Soyinka has announced that Will Smith Look-alike, written by Deborah Asiimwe of Uganda, is the winner of the annual BBC World Service African Performance playwriting competition. BBC World Service first began airing African drama 50 years ago, in 1960. In 1971, BBC World Service for Africa launched a playwriting competition, now known as African Performance, and invited its...

Tongai Moyo staging shows from hospital

Tongai “Dhewa” Moyo has put behind him his health worries to line up a massive eight shows over the festive period, the sungura guru confirmed on his hospital bed in Harare at the weekend.