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.
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.
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.
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
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