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by Nango
25 Sep 2015 at 09:50hrs | Views
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1. Shoko Festival

The fifth edition of the Shoko Festival starts on the 24th of September through to the 26th of September 2015. This year's musical guests include Cassper Nyovest (SA), Tol A$$ Mo (SA), Blak Twang (UK), Bucie (SA), Silvastone (UK), Deep Friend Man (SA) as well as local artists such as Junior Brown and MK47 amongst many others. Shoko Festival 2015, 'Hear Your City' is a call to Harare's beautiful people to tune in to the many voices and sounds that echo in the city. The main site for the Shoko festival is the Harare Civic Grounds near the National Museum and Monuments in Kopje area while the other site will be the Chitungwiza Community Hall Grounds. This project was supported by the Culture Fund and Sida_DANIDA partnership under Culture Impacts to promote Free Expression as well as the use of ICTs in Free Expression. For more information please visit http://www.shokofestival.com

2. The Binga Chilelema Rural Women Basketry (Ilala) Exhibition

The Binga Chilelema Rural Women Basketry Exhibition is about transitioning innovative arts and crafts by rural women from Chilelema to utility objects for economic gain and improved livelihoods. The project was implemented within the context of the Zimbabwe United Nations Development Assistance Framework (ZUNDAF),  Culture Fund, UNDP and the Community of Practice collaboration seeking to support peace building, disaster risk management and access to livelihoods for resilience building and social cohesion. This project is supported by the Culture Fund and UNDP partnership promoting peace and social cohesion and was implemented by Kunzwana Women's Association. This exhibition celebrating the International Day of Peace will be officially opened by the UNDP Country Programme Director, Ms Verity Nyagah on the 24th of September 2015 at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare. The exhibition is open to the public from 25 September to 25 October 2015.
 
3.Intwasa Arts Festival ko Bulawayo

The Intwasa Arts Festival will run from Monday the 21st of September 2015 to Saturday the 26th of September 2015 under the theme, 'My Intwasa, Your Intwasa, Our Intwasa.' Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo is a Zimbabwean multi-discipline festival showcasing African aesthetics and cultural expressions.  Intwasa offers spaces for diverse voices to freely express themselves. Intwasa will also showcase the Stephen Chifunyise play "The Past is the Future" for the first time to Bulawayo audiences. The Rooftop production is supported by Culture Fund and DANIDA. This one week festival takes place in several spaces within the city of Bulawayo.   Intwasa was supported by the Culture Fund and Sida_DANIDA partnership under Culture Impacts Free Expression. For more information please visit www.intwasa.org

4.TISU.COM International Day of Peace Commemoration

EDZAI ISU Theatre Arts Project commemorates the International Day of Peace on 25 September 2015 from 11am to 3pm at Zimbabwe Hall in Highfield, Harare . TISU.COM invites school representatives and not more than 10 of your school children in form 3 and above to the celebrations. The festivities will feature performances from NAMA Award winning anti-xenophobia play "Burn Mukwerekwere Burn" (from a successful tour of Germany) alongside award winning poetry Mbizo Chirasha (fresh from Zambia) and dance by award winning Zvido Zvevanhu Arts Ensemble amongst many others. This project was supported by the Culture Fund and Sida_DANIDA partnership under Culture Impacts Free Expression.

5. Savanna Arts Radio Drama Programme

The Savanna Trust Radio Drama Programme aims to engage in dialoges that will promote peace and social cohesion within communities in Zimbabwe through interactive theatre.  The first episode titled Urban Housing Conflict providesdramatization of the emotive urban housing conflict issue that has been playing out around the country over the years but climaxed in Harare in the past few months will be aired on the 30th of September at 2010hrs on Star FM radio station. Tune in to Star FM next Wednesday, radio frequencies are Beitbridge 94.8FM, Bulawayo 93.1FM, Harare 89.7FM, Gweru 87.6FM, Masvingo 89.8FM, Mutare 92.2FM, Mutorashanga 88.0FM, Vic Falls 102.9FM, Tsholotsho 105.0FM. This project was supported by the Culture Fund in partnership with UNDP and the Community of Practise to promote peace and social cohesion within communities in Zimbabwe. For more info visit http://www.savannatrust.com/.

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