First Pop Up club in Victoria Falls opposite Shearwater Cafe. It took a week to grade the land and set up the venue, ancillary and ablution facilities. The exquisite five star set up saw the erection of a big Marque which housed top-notch all-white furnishings. Continue reading Pop Up club ACE lights up Victoria Falls
Dancehall artist DaShocca is the brains behind the word Gukaraca in short Gukar which has been adopted on the streets a name for the dangerous drug Crystal Meth which has taken a toll on the youths. The toxic substance is slowly ravaging society especially the young in Harare communities. He speaks to Eaground Continue reading DaShocca speaks to Earground on Guka and meth.
Gafa is a brainiac, a philosopher and he’s probably got a very high IQ (Intelligence Quotient) again, this sets him far apart from other artists in his genre. His obsession with extraterrestrials, metaphysics and sophisticated technology demystifies the view that musicians are people without substance Continue reading Winky D a brainiac philosopher preaches perseverance in Njema _ Part 2: #Earground
Winky D’s new album Njema is more of a social and cultural protest than political. It is a well-orchestrated and arranged piece carrying songs with rich lyrics that are linguistically pregnant. Continue reading Winky D’s Njema _ A linguistically pregnant social and cultural protest album
Our failure to re-imagine coupled with our undying love for anything foreign poses a great threat on the great wealth of authentically Zimbabwean music legacy created by the late Dr. Oliver Mtukudzi, the Bundu Boys, Ilanga, Master Chivero, Chiwoniso Maraire, Lovemore Majaivana, Fortune Muparutsa, the Runn Family, Dorothy Masuka, Thomas Mapfumo, Paul Matavire, Edwin Hama, Andy Brown and many more amazing sons and daughters of Zimbabwe. These artists created signature music that will live for generations to come, songs whose messages still resonate with today and tomorrow. Continue reading A crisis of Imagination haunts Zimbabwean music
The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe has banned a new song and video by Rachel J and Enzo Ishall. The song which was penned by Enzo has been deemed unfit for airplay owing to sexually suggestive lyrics which the state feels could negatively affect the children. Continue reading BAZ bans NGORO _ Rachel J ft Enzo Ishall from Radio
Melody Zambuko the director of the Music Crossroads and also a board member of Jeunesses Musicales Internationale (JMI) an organization based in Brussels with 60 plus countries in membership across the globe stood tall amongst world leaders in Kigali, Rwanda on the 9th of December as she received an award on behalf of JM International. Continue reading Music Crossroads Director Melody Zambuko stands tall with world leaders
Earground caught up with the new hip hop guy on the lock! Ndi Kacee Born Kudakwashe Clarence Madondo. Ndi Kacee a 22-year-old Zim Hip-Hop artist who is currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa where he is currently studying for a bachelor’s degree in Corporate Finance and Insurance & Risk Management at the University of Witwatersrand . Continue reading Ndi KACEE a hip hop force to reckon
There are not many artistic platforms in Zimbabwe that have survived the past decade and defied the very volatile economic situation, lack of funding, criticism like the Zim Hip Hop Awards have done. Salute! Continue reading The 9th ZIM HIP HOP AWARDS are here and in total defiance.
Eve Kawadza was born in Buhera on the 12th of August 1988. She spent her early years in Rusape with her paternal Grandmother and later came to Harare when she was 4 years old in time for her to start her preschool. She did her Primary school at Houghton Park Primary School in Waterfalls in Harare and did her O’level at Howard High School in Chiweshe and came back to Harare and did her A Level at Harare High School in Mbare popularly known as Danho. She proceeded to the University of Zimbabwe where she did her Bachelor Of Arts Degree BA General. Continue reading Jazzed-up Eve Kawadza says ‘I DO’