Critical conversations and solutions : Zimdancehall Summit review with Changamire Dombo

In a series of follow-up interviews with the organisers of the recently held Zimdancehall Summit and some of the stakeholders on the impact of the conference and some of the key issues raised and tackled we caught up with UK based promoter Sonny Chibuwe who is know in the music circles as Changamire Dombo who…

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Is there a future for the Helmets _ Dancehall movement?

What are the Helmets? Is it the same with Zimdancehall or a new offshoot? Whats the connection to the original Jamaican Dancehall? Is there a hope for the movement? Earground & The Connect ZW digs deep.

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Zimdancehall Artists Must Balance Internet Fame And The Streets Plug

“However, internet fame sometimes is misleading and overrated especially when making reference to Zimdancehall. The major fan base of Zimdancehall lies within the streets of the ghettos”, Writes Argus Mepo

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Key lessons from the 2nd ZIMDANCEHALL SUMMIT

The 2nd edition of the ZimDancehall Summit which took place on the 30th of July 2020 was a huge success. A cocktail of debate, ideas and sought to proffer solutions for the growth of Zimbabwe’s Reggae and Dancehall music industry. Here are some key points raised.

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15 Songs to get Your #ZimbabweanLivesMatter Playlist Started

Nobody knows for certain what this will all mean in the annals of history, but there is something happening. Here are fifteen urban songs to get your #ZimbabweanLivesMatter playlist started.

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Fadza Mutengi Wedoro : A Microcosm of The Showbiz Industry

The Fadza Mutengi Wedoro mantra is a reflection of what is currently taking place in the Zimbabwean arts sector. Artists have been taking turns to hero worship music promoters, producers and radio deejays inorder to receive musical favours. If left unchecked this rogue behavior in the arts sector will either build or kill a lot of talent.

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ZimDancehall will not go down the Urban Grooves route _ Part 1 #Earground

In the first of this two-part series, I will discuss why Urban Grooves died (or didn’t die!), before I return next week to explain why ZimDancehall is unlikely to go down the same route. _ Shingi Mavima

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Whatsapp Warriors running the ZimDancehall streets!

hey are connected to other Warriors in other towns and cities and other Road Warriors (vanoisira vanhu music mumaPhone) who then export the music further afield. They have the goodwill of promoters, music producers, artists managers, and artists. They don’t only push the songs but videos, news, and help promote shows. They have their own value chain deep-rooted in piracy, affiliation and proximity to musicians which gives them powerful street cred.

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Zimdancehall Awards 2019 a sham

  1. Background _ the Zimdancehall Awards were started in 2013 by Phinias Mushayi. Nuff respect to the elder. He and his team put in a lot of work and effort to establish a more credible event that was embraced by all stakeholders. He personally invested resources in the initiative. After a few years, he…

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