Harare International Festival of the Arts

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. The shows and performances are distributed around various venues in the city centre.

The shows we cover at the moment deal mainly with shows and performances in and around the main HIFA precinct, the heart of HIFA in our opinion which includes the National Gallery and Harare Gardens. Hence most of the shows covered are music shows.

View Galleries of past festivals
HIFA 2008 - The Art of Determination
HIFA 2009 - EnlightTENment
2010 - About Face
2011 - The Engagement Party
2012 - A Show Of Spirit
2013 - Whats Next