All go for Chimanimani Festival

Preparations for the 12th edition of Chimanimani Arts Festival are well underway with organisers optimistic it will surpass all previous ones.

Chiwoniso Maraire
Chiwoniso Maraire

Chimanimani is Zimbabwe’s biggest free-entry festival, renowned for its unique presentation of various art genres from music, dance, and theatre to drumming, comedy and storytelling. It has in the past featured prominent local and international artists as well as emerging local acts.

Festival director Chido Musasiwa-Gutu has appealed to corporate and individual well-wishers to come forward and support the multi-disciplinary arts gala, scheduled for 10-12 August under the theme “ONE LOVE – ONE NATION – PEACE!”

She said free developmental workshops on various arts genres facilitated by experts are also due to be held at several CAFT venues as part of the festival.

Tadiwa Muparutsa of Global Arts Trust, consultants to the festival, said: “We’re counting on the generosity and benevolence of our partners to help us reach our funding target as we do every year as this is a non-commercial, not-for-profit, free-entry festival.”

Partners who had so far shown an interest in sponsoring this year include the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe, Pamberi Trust, British Council, AllianceFrancaise, Hivos, EUNIC, Doltek, Londoner’s Sports Bar, Let Them Trust, Chido Advertising Pvt Ltd, Spinfest and Culture Fund Trust of Zimbabwe.

This year’s headline acts include Chiwoniso Maraire, Dino Mudondo, Chikwata 263, Junior Bantan and Josh Meck.

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