BOOK CAF This week

THU 12, 5.30pm, Pamberi Trust, Basilwizi Trust, and the Austria-Zimbabwe Friendship Association Invite you to a public discussion 'TONGA LANGUAGE & MUSIC - A CULTURAL DRIVE FOR SURVIVAL & DEVELOPMENT, with panellists Frank Mudimba and Danisa Mudimba of Basilwizi Trust, opening with film footage from various cultural exchange activities between Tonga and Austrian artists, presented by Austrian composer Klaus Hollinetz and Peter Kuthan, chairperson of the Austria-Zimbabwe Friendship Association.

book_cafe_chiwonisoFREE, ALL WELCOME.

THU 12, 8pm, ALEXIO KAWARA & Shades of Black an explosive new show from a fast-rising star!

FRI 13, 5.30pm, MACINTOSH JERAHUNI Mbira by The Peacemaker

FRI 13, 8pm, NYAMASVISVA NeMAWUNGIRA ENHARIRA mbira magic from Harares legendary mbira ensemble

SAT 14, 10am, WRITERS INTERNATIONAL NETWORK ZIMBABWE 2011 Programme Launch all writers welcome!

SAT 14, 2pm, SISTAZ OPEN MIC, an exciting platform for emerging women artists, Sistaz, this is your space, come do your thang: Song, Dance, Poetry, whateva you do, come do it here!

SAT 14, 5.30-7pm, KESSIA MAGOSHA Live and Lively! Women artists of Zimbabwe up and rising from the F.L.A.M.E. (Female Literary, Arts and Music Enterprise) programme.

SAT 14, 8pm, MOKOOMBA (Vic Falls) – Fresh afro fusion from the People of the Great River

SUN 15 CLOSED

MANNENBERG This week

THU 12, 9pm, DUDUS GUEST LIST An afro jazz experience with Dudu Manhenga and special guests!

FRI 13, 6pm, You are invited to a fascinating multimedia presentation: ‘KUNZWANA – THE KEITH GODDARD COLLECTION’ project and website – The Keith Goddard Collection aims to archive, study, disseminate and promote the legacy of the late Keith Goddard as a composer, cultural promoter and activist for human rights and social justice; encompassing close to 20 years of collaboration and exchange between Austrian and Zimbabwean artists for the promotion of intercultural respect, and dialogue. FREE, ALL WELCOME

FRI 13, 10pm, CHIWONISO MARAIRE Zimbabwes own mbira star in close concert at The Mannenberg featuring special guest Mono Mukundu an unforgettable experience.

SAT 14,10pm, TRANSIT CREW, Roots Rock Reggae – Bigger Tings Ah Gwaan!

SUN 15, 7-10pm, Acoustic Sunday Social wind down the weekend with ANDY BROWN

BOOK CAF, next week (May 16-21)

MON 16, BOOK CAF OPEN MIC with special guest CHIWONISO MARAIRE, All artists welcome!

TUE 17, 8pm, RUTE MBANGWA & PABLO & Friends A true jazz engagement, a sweet, soothing, sensation Nothing but Jazz!

WED 18, 5pm, DISCUSSION: ARTISTS VOICES The dos and donts for touring artists with CARL JOSHUA NCUBE before his International Comedy Tour. All artists welcome!

WED 18, 8pm, AFRO BLAZE The New generation of afro fusion!

THU 19, 5.30pm, LITERARY DISCUSSION: HEROES & HEROINES IN ZIMBABWEAN FICTION: One thing links all heroes and heroines they represent the revered values in any particular society. Do we have our mythical heroes and heroines, guardian of our values?

THU 19, 8pm, ALEXIO KAWARA & Shades of Black an explosive new show from a fast-rising star!

FRI 20, 8pm, NYAMASVISVA NeMAWUNGIRA ENHARIRA mbira magic from Harares legendary mbira ensemble

SAT 21, 2pm and 5.30pm, HOT LIVE MUSIC! Some of Zimbabwes popular emerging talent, claiming this stage for exposure.

SAT 21, 8pm, MOKOOMBA (Vic Falls) – Fresh afro fusion from the People of the Great River

MANNENBERG, Next Week (May 17-22)

TUE 17, 8pm, RHYMEZ I WROTE, The open mind open mic show! A showcase of poetry, acoustic acts, hip-hop artists and comedy presented by Dizzydon FREE

WED 18, 6pm, FREE FILM SCREENING Details TBA

WED 18, 9pm, MICINITY Lovaz Rock Reggae: Weddy Weddy Wednesday!

THU 19, 9pm, DUDU MANHENGA & COLOR BLU, An afrojazz adventure, not to be missed!

FRI 20, 10pm, VICTOR KUNONGA & PEACE Classic originals from the first 3 albums, and more music in the making: the new face of Africa

SAT 21, 3pm, MASHOKO The Spoken Word Event featuring some of Harares best-loved rap and poetry artists FREE!

SAT 21, 9pm, TRANSIT CREW, Roots Rock Reggae – Bigger Tings Ah Gwaan!

SUN 21, 7pm, Sunday Social wind down the weekend with ANDY BROWN

PLUS! A selection of Zimbabwean BOOKS + CDs from THE ARTS FACTORY, @ THE BOOK CAF a project by Pamberi Trust which provides a point of sale for the work of Zimbabwean music and literary artists, with all proceeds direct to artists/publishers. (Opens Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm and Sat 9am-1pm)

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