Sistaz open mic – a special platform for young women

On Saturday 9 June The Book Cafe once again hosted "SISTAZ OPEN MIC" from 2-5pm. Part of the F.L.A.M.E. (Female Literary Arts & Music Enterprise)
project by Pamberi Trust, the monthly event is designed to provide a special platform for emerging women artists to 'strut their stuff' in t

he safety of daytime performances.
This comes at a time when safe passage to and through the city by public transport cannot be guaranteed for young women, particularly at night, which precludes their
participation in so many artistic development opportunities.
While not in competition with our ‘brothaz’ in the arts, Sistaz Open Mic, now in its sixth month, attracts young women in various artistic disciplines – music, poetry, dance, drama – and is quickly gaining popularity, filling The Book Café with a varied audience from all walks of life.
It also promotes interaction between up and coming and established artists. Each month, one of Harare’s music ‘divas’ or popular women writers attends the show and shares a song, a poem, an experience to encourage and challenge the up’n’coming.
These have included jazz songstress Patience Musa (The Other Four), Dudu Manhenga (Color Blu), Anjii Greenland (Fifth Ave), Busi Ncube (Band Rain), Blessing Musariri (writer) and Eresina Hwede (Zimbabwe Women Writers) – and all are only too happy to help build up a generation of strong women artists.
The June event will feature emerging female artists who have recorded with the House of Stones and Top Shatta Records recording studios, revealing some hot new music from the ladies.
To keep the popular afternoon event running smoothly, those who want to have a turn on the open mic are invited to register with MC Linda Gabriel at The Book Café (Tel 792551, 793182, or email [email protected] – Penny Yon

Post published in: Arts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *