#HIFA2014 - HIVOS Poetry Cafe

Tendekai Madzitatiguru Tati
Chirikure Chirikure
Erik Lindner
Erik Lindner with Biko "Godobori" Mutsaurwa
Shoes Lambabda
Andrew Manyika

The Hivos Poetry cafe hosts poets each day from Zimbabwe and guest poets from other countries. This year poets preset were Tendekai Madzitatiguru Tati, Erik Lindner (Netherlands),Kgafela Magogodi (South Africa)

Fadzai Jaravaza, Afric McGlinchey (Ireland), Ashton Nyahora, Shoes Lambada, Andrew Manyika, Chirikure Chirikure, UMNCANTSHA, Mandisa Mabuthoe (Botswana), Marshal Sango, Biko 'Godobori' Mutsaurwa and House of Stone

POVO Annual Report 2013

2013 was a quiet year for POVO with no partnerships. Our expenses for the year were $3,230 which included, T shirt production, covering HIFA, Update of the website, Production of Hardcopy Journals. The election played a role to a certain extent and a nation stood still in anticipation. Elections have passed and life goes on. Initially for the journal we had targeted 40 pages but because of overwhelming response we bumped it up to 48 pages! Unfortunately printing hard copies is still a challenge hence we are publishing online.

Whats next with HIFA?

Whats next they seem to be thinking

Ironically the theme for this years Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) was Whats Next? After the festival that is the very question that stuck in my mind. What is next with HIFA because they have certainly come to a cross roads. I have been going to HIFA since 2008 and I have been impressed by the festival, always finding an excuse to be present each year. Planned my meetings to coincide with the festival. But after all these years its becoming a bit monotonous.

The Noisettes at HIFA

Shingai Shoniwa of the Noisettes doing her thing at HIFA
Shingai Shoniwa sings her heart out
Shingai Shoniwa  is joined on stage by Hope Masike, Chiwoniso Maraire and Tariro Ne Gitare
The Noisettes in Zimbabwe
The Noisettes in Zimbabwe at HIFA
Shingai Shoniwa heads off into the croud on the shoulders of a fan
Hope Masike joins The Noisettes on stage at HIFA
Shingai Shoniwa  interacts with fans
Shingai Shoniwa belts out with Tariro Ne Gitare backing her up
Shingai Shoniwa of The Noisettes at HIFA, Zimbabwe
Tariro Ne Gitare joins The Noisettes on stage at HIFA
Shingai Shoniwa climbs the support structures
Shingai 'Shoko' Shoniwa taking an ariel view of the crowd
Shingai Shoniwa even went upside down to please the Harare crowd
Shingai Shoniwa dancing
Shingai Shoniwa
Shingai Shoniwa
Hope Masike with The Noisettes ate HIFA, Zimbabwe
Shingai Shoniwa in the crowd

The Noisettes were the highlight of our HIFA 2013 experience and they lived to their billing with many insisting they should have closed the festival. fronted by Zimbabwean Shingai Shoniwa, The UK based Noisettes left gave a performance from the top shelf. She also called other zimbabwe divas Chiwoniso Maraire, Hope Masike and Tariro NeGitare onto the stage to do a cover of Thomas Mapfumos song.


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