Piracy forces poetry into performance arts arena

By Farai Shawn Matiashe

MUTARE – Frustrated by rampant piracy Zimbabwe’s poets are leaning towards performing their works in a bid to at least earn something out of their labours. Continue reading Piracy forces poetry into performance arts arena

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Police battering Zimbabwe’s image

By Norma Tsopo

MUTARE – Pervasive police check-points are causing tourism industry players persistent headaches in their efforts to package Zimbabwe as an attractive tourist destination. Continue reading Police battering Zimbabwe’s image

Zimbabwe’s race relations healthy – as man (88) serves Italian family for over 70 years  

By Jacqueline Muchazoreka and Evenmore Kamombe

MUTARE – The story of Angelina Brescasia and her servant Manuel Vhulande sets itself from the tired tales of adversarial race relations. Continue reading Zimbabwe’s race relations healthy – as man (88) serves Italian family for over 70 years  

Shorter holiday-breaks place urgency on airport needs

By Norma Tsopo

MUTARE – Local hoteliers are challenging government to help shorten time between tourist destinations by demilitarizing Grand Reef airport just outside the eastern border city of Mutare. Continue reading Shorter holiday-breaks place urgency on airport needs

Unraveling Brazilian Samba’s African ties

By Norma Tsopo

HARARE – Samba may have circled the globe as one of the most infectious and popular dance styles from the South American continent but its African roots are undeniable. Continue reading Unraveling Brazilian Samba’s African ties

Carnival – Christian festival gone rogue?

By Norma Tsopo

HARARE – Carnivals are pretty sensual affairs – very earthy by even by conservative Christian standards, and unquestionably evil in the views of religious fundamentalists. Continue reading Carnival – Christian festival gone rogue?

PaMuchakata Restaurant – Musangano Lodge’s fine eatery  

By Norma Tsopo

The enchanting Musangano Lodge restaurant’s warm African art inspired interior décor is something of a con – while it gave the impression that it would limit itself to a simplistic traditional Zimbabwean cuisine it offered way more. Continue reading PaMuchakata Restaurant – Musangano Lodge’s fine eatery  

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