In a beautiful twist of events, we managed to make it to this year’s HIFA! We decided to bring you a bit of what happened during our time there. We were at Harare Gardens for the poetry session with esteemed Zim poet ChirikureChirikure as well as Erick Lindner among others who kept us inspired for the hour they performed.
The vibe of the whole affair was chilled and optimist, everyone looked their best (much to our delight!). During the whole afternoon stalls were set up by Zimbabwean creatives from jewellers to artists, including one that sought to raise funds for women in prisons by selling their arts and crafts. Check out our pics if you couldn’t make it this year, and if you did, we would love to hear about the events you attended and what inspired you.
HIFA ends this Sunday, so until then Switch On Zimbabwe! 🙂
“With a Pen
A child will come to understand the meaning in their name
A tribe will retrace their pathway to the beginning of their totem
A people might preserve their culture for tomorrow’s generations
A simple prophecy in graffiti on a city wall some rock paintings”
Besides having a cool name to go by, Tswarelo Mothobe, A.K.A. A Scribe Called Tswa, has so much talent he has been recognised by sites as big as World hip Hop Market as an artist worth looking out for. We hope his poetry inspires you as much as it moves us!
One of the most refreeshing Social Media Campaigns we have come across so far, from Ithaca college, African students are using great photography and gorgeous pictures to break stereotypes. We first found them on twitter and could not resist sending them a message to let them know how much their work is appreciated, you should do the same https://twitter.com/ICAfrican
“Africans do not all look alike.” “Africans do not all look alike.”
“Is that the Zimbabwean flag we see? Nice!”
Don’t forget to like Facebook page for more up do date creative inspiration (on the side bar.)
“It’s all about self Love and the right to walk in this world the way we were created.”
This is so far one of our favourite posts from our week celebrating people who inspire us on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/afrofresco), check it out to find out more on what we are up to and who is keeping us dreaming big.
Stay Inspired. 🙂
(pic from afrolistasandthecity.blogspot.com and Essence magazine)