A M Kudita

Urban youth sub-cultures too derivative

Urban youth sub-cultures too derivative

LAST week I made a statement about how the three main urban targeting broadcasters do not pay much attention in the main, to musical productions from Bulawayo.

Bulawayo has got talent

Bulawayo has got talent

THE STATE broadcaster ZBC and the two “independent” broadcasters licensed two years ago, rightly or wrongly, stand accused of shunning Bulawayo-based musicians.

African designs reflect thought, culture: Nyathi

African designs reflect thought, culture: Nyathi

IF YOU ever wondered why for example African buildings are circular in form or how the traditional sitting arrangements connote a certain value and norm, read The Chevron and Circle Iconography in African Aesthetics: Celebrating AU’s Golden Jubilee by Pathisa Nyathi.

2013: Hits, misses, gripes, reflections

2013: Hits, misses, gripes, reflections

The 2013 Nama awards were held at the beginning of the year in Bulawayo through a collaborative effort of some of the city’s foremost arts promoters in Jomo Mhone (who incidentally is a second generation arts promoter as his dad used to promote 70s artists such as Dorothy Masuka and others), Siyaya Arts’ Simon Mambazo Phiri, Sarah Mpofu and Babongile Sikhonjwa to name a few.

Vocal Ex comes to the party

Vocal Ex comes to the party

JUST two days ago, at the Word of Life auditorium, young gospel music lovers streamed into the venue decked out in varying degrees of fabulous; girls with clutch bags and minis and boys with skinny jeans and Kanye West style scarfs.

The Kasi Princess: Self-styled First Lady of Zimbabwe house music

The Kasi Princess: Self-styled First Lady of Zimbabwe house music

USING the moniker TKP (The Kasi Princess), 22-year-old Sandisiwe Dube has launched a scorcher of a house music album.

Zimura elections: Ego rather than strategy costs urban grooves

Zimura elections: Ego rather than strategy costs urban grooves

IT was intriguing to see how urban groovers Stunner and Ex Q, among others, strutted from their vehicles with confidence brimming at the top, into the College of Music venue of the Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura)’s elective annual general meeting on December 3 at the College of Music in Harare early last week.

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