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The entertainment to do list…


Harare will be officially switched on this week with HIFA set alight the sunshine city as entertaining events are scheduled around the capital. People have been waiting with the publicity of the festival having been aired in different mediums it is set to bring the world of entertainment to a complete  standstill.

For a fabulous gig guide to navigate through in this festival keep it right here. Here are some of the events to check out for at this years Fest.



Born in 2002 out of the cultural hotbed that is Cape Town South Africa, Freshlyground have become the musical voice of a nation’s adolescent democracy. Featuring members of different ethnicities from South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe they weave a musical magic that is highly infectious and undeniably groovy.

Freshlyground have carved out a massive global following. Their music – a fusion of rock, jazz and Afro-pop – is a favourite amongst all audiences from young children to their grandparents. A song by Colombian pop star Shakira and Freshlyground was the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

They have won numerous awards including 4 South African Music Awards, 4 Metro FM Awards and an MTV Europe Music Award for “Best African Act” – a first for any SA musician. We are enormously proud to welcome this incredible band back to HIFA to close this year’s Festival.

 Sunday 4 May
VENUE: Telecel Main Stage
TIME: 9pm
PRICE: $25
Presented by Old Mutual             fp_Freshlyground1

The Gods You’ve Built

“Welcome to my perfect death”

What is the purpose and meaning of life? Is there a greaterpower than ourselves watching over us? When we come to the end of the line is there really a perfect way out? How farwill your grief lead you down the road to self destruction?The Gods You’ve Built explores all these aspects of the human existence and the raw emotions that often lead us to self destructive decisions.


Starring Precious Mudzingwa, Dereck Nziyakwi and Leeroy Gono.

Nominated for two NAMA awards, Outstanding Director and

Outstanding Theatrical Production. NU16.

CABS Day • Wednesday 30 April
VENUE: ZB Bank Reps Theatre
TIME: 2.30pm



The sell out success stand-up is back, re-packaged and filled with seventy five percent local content and twenty five percent real oranges. Daring to go where no one else dares to go –mainly because they are stupid – the cast of Seventy Five Percent attacks everything from social and political taboos to the more important things like potholes and beer. The show
will feature three of Zimbabwe’s leading comedians including the irreverent Comrad Fatso, stand up comedy veteran,Michael Kudakwashe, and the indomitable Clive Chigubu.

Let the people laugh! NU16.

Stanbic Bank Day • Thursday 1 May
VENUE: ZB Reps Theatre
TIME: 5pm
PRICE: $10


Leonie is waiting for Paula, Paula is waiting for a man, Bryan is waiting to be included. But we are all waiting for something, mostly for something to happen. So if you have a love for good dancing, good looks and a good time, then you’ve come to the right place because these guys know how to fill the time better than most. ALL AGES.

Originally commissioned and co-produced by ABSOLUT Fringe Dublin in 2010.

Winner of the weekly Comedy Award at Adelaide Fringe Festival 2013

Nominated for Best Dance Show and Best Comedy Show at Perth Fringe 2013

“Their irony-drenched antics …. bring us to a pitch of delirium.” Dance Magazine US

“It’s a fifty minute marvel that entertains relentlessly” Kilkenny Arts Festival

“a brilliant comedic flair and tricks up their sleeves.” Broadway Baby


Cabs Day • Wednesday 30 April
VENUE: The Standard Theatre
PRICE: $10

Harare No Limits!

Harare’s top emerging contemporary artists hijack the gallery
to create their vision of the city and its people, like you’ve
never seen them before.
Opening Party:  all welcome


Panel Discussion: African Art is Now – Bringing African contemporary art to
the world – challenges and opportunities – with local and
international guests.

Stanbic Bank Day • Thursday 1 May (Opening Party) and Golden Pilsener Day • Friday 2 May (Panel Discussion)
VENUE: 2nd Floor Mercury House, 24 George Silundika Avenue (between First Street and Sam Nujoma (2nd) Street)
TIME: 5pm (Opening Party) and 3pm (Panel Discussion)
  Just diverting a little bit on the HIFA event, we decided to let you know that we have  exactly two weeks before the official launch of  Zim’s first ever horror film Moonlight cross. Surely if you love film this is a show not to miss.
  Starring : Nyasha “Diva” Mtangamira, Xanier Dhlomo, Pride Mpofu , Nigel Tom, Faith Mabutho, Ryan Young and Leroy Ndlovu. 
 Producers : Percy Soko, Mhle Nzima and Gani Phiri
For the glitz and premier night with one on ones with the cast be at the Zimbabwe Academy of Music on Sartuday 10 May 2014.
Have an off the hook week and remember as urban legends take yourselves out. Enjoy life, enjoy the moments and the events. That is how we enjoy lyfe the urban culxure way. More updates on Hifa and other events will be coming on this publication.
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