Second Jacaranda Music Festival blooms under difficult economic environment.
The urban grooves generation is often criticized by Hip-hop purists in Zimbabwe, despite the fact that it was more effective and popular than current Zim Hip-hop in a time when it mostly relied on traditional media.
Shot in Amy’s sleepy hometown of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, classic western Bonnie & Clyde meets Bohemian Steam Punk in a moody, atmospheric and visually driven creative response to the artists delta blues sound and unique lyrical poetry.
The game is dirty and it has to be handled with gloves to a certain level that not only protects the artist from being misunderstood by the fans his loves but also to ensure the artistes protection from extremist adherents.
If you have to buy a batch of t-shirts somewhere and print them with machinery you don’t own it effectively makes your cost of production high. Thus you will at the end afford to produce very few t-shirts with a low mark up, to keep them affordable.
Kure video by ISHAN and Ti Gonz is a masterpiece. Superbly crafted, relatable and moving. Simple yet powerful.
PHRESHY a 24-year-old female rapper based in Kwekwe just dropped her first 2019 single titled COLD.
The song is dope and literary A sharp contrast to the title Cold.
The year 2018 is gone and we are one month into 2019, the narrative remains the same. The Zimbabwean arts sector just like the country seems perpetually dogged by bickering, struggles and is in a defacto survival mode. Whether we have an industry or not remains debatable.
Tributes continue to pour in from around the world after the death of the great Music legend Oliver Mtukudzi. Simbarashe Mudhokwani a Cultural Development Consultant has penned an Orbituary for the icon. “He never deviated to become influenced by other musicians and acculturate but rather reflected positively of the Zimbabwe culture and what it is made of. “
Internationally acclaimed Zimbabwe musician Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi has died. He was a musician, businessman, philanthropist, human rights activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Southern Africa Region. Tuku was Zimbabwe’s most renowned and internationally recognised cultural icon of all time.