There are two ways to react to the negative portrayal of Zim in local and international media, the first is the usual social media rant and “victim” stance, the second is to tackle it head on and change things from the inside out. This year Gwanza’s annual month of photography is doing the latter with their city-wide exhibition under the alluring theme “Moonwalking “.
Stay inspired 🙂
(pic from uzerfriendly.com)
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A few months ago we first shared the Fest Gurus and their bucket list, which has seen them travelling all over Africa to shed light of the utter coolnews that is African Festivals.
They compiled a list of their favourites for CNN (the link above!) check it out.
Did your country make the list?
Stay inspired 🙂
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! 🙂
So we couldn’t make it to HIFA (Harare International Festival of the Arts) this year, but we still can’t stop talking about how amazing this annual festival is, (one of the Highlights of being Zimbabwean in our opinion!) The theme for this year is Switch On, and we hear they are set to do just that with the ever popular musician JahPrayzah as opening act on one of the main stages. The theme simply their call for us all to “switch on the light in the darkness. Using the flash point of the arts to see our lives as Zimbabweans in a new way.”
The festival runs from the 29th to 5th of May, and will feature artists Freshly Ground and ToyaDeLazy as well, look out for more pics and news on this event!
(pic from the independent.co.zw)