HIFA is coming up soon (Harare International Festival of Arts) on the 29th April to 4th May - every night and all day in the weekends & public holiday.
For those who hav'nt been, its the one of the best local and international music, theatre and arts festivals in Africa. Its the best week in the year to spend every evening and all weekend watching live music.
Here's some info ...
HIFA is a 6-day annual festival and workshop programme that showcases the very best of local, regional and international arts and culture in a comprehensive festival programme of theatre,dance, music, circus, street performance, spoken word, visual arts. HIFA has come to be seen as an important symbol of something positive about Zimbabwe, unifying socially and culturally disparate groups of Zimbabweans at a time of ideological conflict and political uncertainty bringing huge audiences together to celebrate something positive – the healing and constructive capacity of the arts.
HIFA Protected content be the 14th Festival. Since its inception in Protected content , the Festival has received recognition for its support of arts and culture in Zimbabwe and is seen as a major contributor to development in this area. HIFA is now the largest cultural event in Zimbabwe and among the eight major festivals in Africa. HIFA has gained local and international media praise on many fronts, for example, Robert Grieg writing in the South Africa Sunday Independent -“The Harare International Festival of the Arts is probably the best organised festival in the sub-continent and one of the most manageably diverse. More importantly in the current socio-economic situation HIFA has come to be seen as an important symbol of something positive about Zimbabwe”.
Their website is Protected content - which gives all the information & programme to download.
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Tickets start going on sale this coming thursday. The closest ticket booth for many will be at Avondale shopping centre. Directions on the website.
The best shows sell fast.
Freshly Ground from Captetown playing on Sunday 4th May - not to be missed - if you can get a ticket.
Let's meet up at some of the events.. I will send out some info on some of the events recommeded in the coming weeks.
I will send out a get together the week after Easter when we can talk more about what to check-out.