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Zimpapers shows off TV production house

Zimpapers shows off TV production house Showbiz Reporter ZIMPAPERS Group will today [25 May] show off its television production house during the Creative Economy Outlook Zimbabwe (CEOZ) Bulawayo Creatives Roundtable at the Bluez Cafe. Head of the Zimpapers TV Network Nomsa Nkala, on behalf of the country’s leading media house, will make a presentation on how their TV network is […]

Goodwill message from Lucky Moyo

Goodwill message from Lucky Moyo

  LUCKY MOYO, UK: ‘To my brothers and sisters koBulawayo, where I come from, I just wanted to say Congrats to Nhimbe Trust and to the Bluez Café on your official opening.  And to the whole artist community in Bulawayo, to say: that’s your venue, your resource … where you should come and share ideas, […]

Young voices & rhythms open Bluez Cafe

      MAP – ‘Music According to Percussion’ – a project by leading percussionist Othnell Moyo, which preserves Southern African traditional rhythms and melodies by creating songs that also incorporates folklore styles. Two music albums have been recorded by MAP, which has also held a 2- day festival and talent search in Nguboyenja annually since […]

FORTY artists open Bluez Cafe Stage

The BLUEZ CAFE GARDEN STAGE provided a perfect platform under the balmy evening sky, and excellent sound quality with full backline and technical backup provided by Sound Kalcha – Bulawayo’s highly professional sound engineering operation – laid the foundation and backdrop for vivid performances by a diverse line-up of music artists, introduced by MC Zanele […]

Bluez Cafe opens on Africa Day

A BRIGHT FLAME WAS IGNITED, under the constellation of stars straddling the wide open skies of Bulawayo on Africa Day: the official opening of the Bluez Café, with a star-studded line-up of 40 artists gathered to perform in celebration of the birth of a new cultural hub in the city. Building on the legacy of […]

Review: Tellers, ‘The Musical’ in Harare

Review: Tellers, ‘The Musical’ in Harare

Independently of HIFA this year, the play “TELLERS, THE MUSICAL” debuted in Harare on Friday 5 May, and exploded into life on the amphitheatre stage of Harare’s renowned art institution, Gallery Delta.   The high-energy play is a hard-hitting ‘dramedy’ against the backdrop of a vivid music score covering many genres.  It cleverly depicts the […]



NHIMBE TRUST :  CALL TO YOUNG WOMEN IN THEATRE AND TELEVISION Participation in The ‘Unified Women’ Project In 2017 ‘The Unified Women Project’ will be produced in a partnership between The Young Vic Theatre (UK) and Nhimbe Trust (Bulawayo), which will provide cultural exchange between 20 young women and emerging creatives from the UK and […]

Lady Tshawe for Scriptwriter, ‘Unified Women’ project, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Among the many talented young women who responded to the open call for female Zimbabwean scriptwriters in March, Nhimbe Trust Bulawayo and YoungVic Theatre UK have selected a rising star of Bulawayo – Ms Noma Damasane a.k.a. Lady Tshawe – as “The Unified Women Project Script Writer”. The Young Vic Theatre and Nhimbe Trust are […]

Arts Heavyweights weigh in

  There were several ‘heavyweights’ of the arts scene in Bulawayo among the 60 artists/practitioners who participated in a consultative roundtable discussion on Thursday 6 April.  The artists viewed the existing hall, offices, large garden area and classrooms at the premises at 98A Lobengula Street, formerly the Youth Contact Centre, and now to be transformed […]

In the background…Ian White & Penny Yon

The Bluez Café popup events in and around the City of Kings (and Queens) have been a welcome addition to the city’s cultural landscape, and the organisers are now going deeper to establish a performance platform and hub for arts, right in the heart of the city.  With the rise and fall of many venues […]