Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Poetry Pubs, Hubs and the State

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Like Zimbabwe, most states in Africa are endowed with creative acumen and literary prowess. Zimbabwe, the country north of the Limpopo and south of the Zambezi, exudes both talent and natural endowment, while the country is faced with unending political paradoxes, social and economic ironies.
Arriving at the Road and Air Ports in the pockets of Harare, your face is smashed with horrific print headlines yawning of corrupt technocrats and political stalwarts under suspension and investigation. Your ears are choked with radios belting out chimurenga hit songs and the sanctions rhetoric.
The Television news bulletins belch out fat ministers signing cultural, educational and financial treaties in the Far East, accompanied by excess baggage – their delegations gobbling up what’s left of the corruption-roasted national purse.

Where are the pen pundits, where are the scribes, poets, writers and their swords? The myth of censorship puts writers and poets in despair, the fear of becoming victims of the state and its apparatus. Fear of the known and the unknown. In this country floating in political oil pans, poets and writers are not recognised, though their pens and voices can bring positive social and political change. Their platform is replaced by bootlickers and revolutionary hit singers. Bootlickers who do not criticise the ills of the state but celebrate everything, mostly propaganda gossip and cheap slogans.

For the past 13 years, writers’ organisations have been defunct. The Literary hubs crumbled down. Only the Book Café, that also happens to be the Poetry Hub where poets exhibit their talents, still remains. This Poetry Pub, the Book Café, hosts literary evenings and the popular House of Hunger Poetry Slam where young word revolutionaries, spoken-word poets, hip-hop cats, jargonists and performance poets battle it out, displaying their verbal dexterity, spitting out their patriotism to the state that rejected them. Some sing their revolutionary praise to the absent functionaries, some are aggressive verbal anarchists advocating for a change in the political class, the dead economy and rotting social and moral fabric – the Book Café has become the Forest of Arden in Shakespeare’s As you like it – a land of beauty, expression, naturalness and freedom, though with its own complexities.

The voices of poets in Zimbabwe, their voices of reason, are not heard because literary initiatives are not nationalised and not even greased with funding for continuity. They are just dangling in small pockets of cities and streets, they don’t reach those who matter the most, because those who matter most don’t give a damn about any literary existence, nor so its growth or promotion. Few of the state functionaries read books and poetry, to some extent newspapers. In Zimbabwe we don’t have publishing houses and the state has long stopped supporting the creative and book industry.

Writers and Poets who still follow the dream are real literary revolutionaries who do not care about sleeping on groaning stomachs – hunger, wretchedness and desperation. These are strong individuals who require a lot of respect and grand support because they have maintained the creative terrain and literary landscape in a state burning with political expediency, shrinking in corruption and roasting in mass poverty, rotting of propaganda and looting.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Speaking Out Women/Girls Resilience through poetry- Journal

December is a very busy month for poets and creative arts organizers. This the time when poets and artists  showcase their solidarity with women ,girl empowerment organizations and other community development project  to realizing the resilience displayed  by these organizations in fighting  against gender based violence/16 days of gender activism, resilience against HIV/AIDS pandemic/World Aids Day, Conservation of environment/National Tree Planting Day.

Women have played a very scintillating role in defending the lives of their communities through various activities. A group of poets  both male and female Poetic License 365  are complimenting the excellent and  resilient work women are doing with a  well packed , iconic poetry evening, a volcanic mixture of known and unknown voices. The event will take place at the book cafe  on the 6th of December 2013 from 5.00-730 pm. The  Program  Poetic License was founded  by Young rising poet  Tendai  Maduwa aka African Kid  , the Curating Consultant of the program  especially the 6th   of December event is international poet/creative/literary projects Expert Mbizo Chirasha.

The Speaking Out Women/Girls Resilience through poetry event will be hosted  by Zanele Manhenga aka Uzah Uzah- one prolific and rising Afro Jazz fusionist and Lexta Mafumhe Mutasa aka Dapi- Prominent actor , poet , script writer and dancer  and a mesmerizing events presenter. The Poets  of the day include Umind/ Peggy Shangwa, Karen Mkwasi , Tinashe Tafirenyika , Sharon Andrew , So profound ,Ticha Muzavazi , Shoes Lambada ,Derreck Mpofu ,Orator,Dapi , Black Poet , Afrikan  Kid,Muzvare Betty Makoni,Sista Zai,Mutumwa Pavi, Dzonze the Poet.

Who is Who Speaking Out Women/Girls Resilience through Poetry.

Tinashe Tafirenyika- rising up young female poets with a sweaty, crispy  ,resonating voice.Regular winner of the Poetry Slam, Zimbabwe. Perfomed at 100 Thousand Poets for Change -Zimbabwe Chapter 2013. Tinashe Participated  at the 2013 Protest Arts International Festival  University Zimbabwe.

Dege- Iconic , mesmerizing , award winning , intellegent , funny filled and dramatic  poet , filled  with  great maturity and  artistic exuberence.

Peggie aka Umind - Strong Voice in Poetry circles , contributed much of her poetry at thebook cafe , Women and Gender Official programs  .One of the official poets at Macfest  Zimbabwe 2012.She is part of the Poetic License 365  December theme- she will bring  new  feeling   and  unique touch  to the festival .

Sista Zai- She is an international   having graced Australian stages with her mesmerizing volcanic voice , a poetry touch and  she makes  vivid experimentation  with poetic  forms. The poet exudes with talent and great motivation as well as confidence.

Muzvare Betty Makoni- An iconic women/global activist, teacher, counseller, poet and a writer , award winning human  and girl child activist. She is bringing   a new leaf and breath to the festival.Will be represented by a young girl on the day.

Uzahh UzahhUzah-Uzah- Afro Jazz Fusionist, Poet , Presenter, Writer. Uzah   is a well travelled young female musician  and artist. She have worked with Dudu Manhenga , Victor Kunonga and other established names. She is bringing her presenting and artistic skills to the festival.
Mbizo ChirashaBlack Poet /Mbizo Chirasha- Curating Consultant/Producer of the Speaking Out Women /Girls Resilience through Poetry-Poetic License 365 Event , He is  the Administrator of the Poetic License 365 Facebook group. He is the Founder/Creative Director  of GirlchildCreativity Project,Country Coordinator of 100 Thousand Poets for Change-GirlchildVoicesFiesta. He is a member of World Pulse. International Poet ,Writer, Creative /Literary Projects Expert.

Ticha MuzavaziTicha Muzavazi- Celebrated Shona Poet , Coordinator of Special Schools arts festival , Mbira teacher  and producer. Well travelled  in Southern Africa . His last international show was in  Botswana at a Poetry Festival. Ticha Muzavazi  is  a soft spoken poet with  deep metaphors and  double shona irony.He is bringing maturity   and depth to the festival.

Tinashe MuchuriMutumwa Pavi- Well known Shona Perfomance Poet . The popular poet have graced and intertained at a number of festivals, gatherings, book fairs and  was one of the founding poets of the House of Hunger poetry Slam. He is well published   and well travelled. The poet is bringing sharp simplicity and pricking laughter to the Festival.

Sharon Sherlize AndrewSharon Andrew- Young epitomic, confident and futureful  poet. She believes in commercializing poetry and taking to a higher level . She is also  a professional Model , Event organizer and good speaker. The Poet is bringing ambiance and glow to the festival.

So-Profound- Iconic , volcanic and fast rising  young poet with  a fusionist  voice  that resembles  celebrated poet  of the United States of America ADDISA.The poet is full of intellect ,wit and optimistic. The young poet graced a lot of vital and official events.He got a lot of awards from the Poetry Slam Zimbabwe. He does his poetry with exuding passion.

Karen MukwasiKaren Mkwasi- A film maker, Film events Manager, Writer ,Poet   and WFOZ  chairperson. The poet graced a lot of events with her work. She is  a major  contributor to the processes of International Images Film Festival. She is bringing resonance to the Festival.

Marshall SangoOrator- Young generation poet with unquestionable talent and passion. The young man touches  on a lot of themes from  environment, love , politics ,cultural and  social issues. He have performed at 2013 Shoko Festival  and    very much contributing to the growth of poetry in Zimbabwe. The Poet is bringing bloom and a youthful touch to the festival.

Vokal Da Poet- Husky voiced, wit , intelligent , unpredictable poet . Well socializing, flexible and easy going. His Poetic art is full of thunder, hope , depth and  literary wizadry.The poet is full of  strong jargon. He is verbose, he experiments truly with poetry . He is in love with English Language, metaphors, irony and satire. The poet brings literary prowess to the Festival.

Robson Isaac ShoesLambadaRobson Shoes - Lambada- persistent poet , hardworking , Coordinator  of Zimbabwe poets for human rights , country representative of global experience , well travelled , highly recognised and popular in poetry circles. Will bring poetic beauty and ambiance  as well as  maturity to the festival.

Xapa- International acclaimed   female  poet , have grace a number of both international ,regional  and local  festivals. She  is  endowed with great love and deisre to see the  rising of women and girls in  all spheres of life. An excellent  and educative  perfomer . Icall her our Zimbabwean Maya Angelou. She  brings motherly passion to the festival.


Tendai MaduwaAfrikan Kid- Founder of the Poetic License  , represented Zimbabwe in Kenya   in a big international Poetry festival . Poetry works published in various journals exudes with  a lot of zeal  and  passion for developing poetry in Zimbabwe . Travelling for an Indian festival in this month of December.


Edward DzonzeEdward Nzonze- High rising poet will to participate in unique programs of creativity and arts . Exudes with detail, intellect and  verbose   very proud of his art . A regular artist/poet at House of Hunger Poetry Slam and Zimbabwe Poets for Human Rights events.


Dapi - Humorous, well thought , thought provoking dramatist  , writer , poet , lecturer and presenter. He is the Poet of hope , very popular of highly recommended vocci and syntax. His rhyme, assonance and rhythm is strong. The Poet exhibit a lot of maturity, creative touch  He is the Director of Shagada Productions  and featured on  a number of Television Soapies and Production. He will be presenting  on the Festival as host.


Dereck MpofuDereck Mpofu - Singer extraordinaire, artist par excellence, patriot. Well known for his powerful, educative song CHISIKANA  CHANGU ZIMBABWE. Good will Ambassador for environment. The Green Ambassador. Well Known for his hypnotic creativity  and artistic excellence.
We have a strong belief and Zeal to see more people taking  part in this program Speaking out Women Resilience through Poetry.
Written  and compiled by  Mbizo Chirasha
Curating Consultant- Speaking out Women Resilience through poetry
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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

A voices fiesta for Girl Child Creativity @ 1st Floor Gallery


byKundai Marunya
 
Girl right advocate organization Girl Child Creativity (GCC) last night closed its week-long mentor ship program with their Voices Fiesta at the First Floor Gallery. More than 30 people, including school children, educators, artists and art lovers, attended the event.
Students from Vainona High, Budiriro 3 Primary and Vista Vision College showcased their talents along the theme of promoting the rights of girl children.
Students from Vista Vision College staged a mini theatre play, outlining how issues that affect women are often handled by men who do not understand them.
Their performance, which was filled with humor, managed to bring the audience’s attention to things that are often overlooked.
Budiriro primary school students brought to the table what they had learnt from legendary writer Aaron Chiunduramoyo. Their presentation of poetry and short stories in both English and Shona caused celebrated writer and journalist Tinashe Muchuri to break out in applause from the audience.
Muchuri said: “These children have showcased great talent especially the young girl who read to us a Shona short story. She was so good in using similes, imagery and metaphors that I will rest assured our language is in good hands.”
From Vainona High came students who recited poetry that tackled the decline in education standards at their own school, largely due to an unappreciated staff and naughty students.
The students, who had earlier in the week received mentoring from popular poet and human rights activist Robson ‘Shoez’ Lambada and celebrated photographer Kresiah Mkwazhi, really got the audience excited.
Vainona High student Rutendo Masunda, who was among the performers, said: “We had a great time during the mentorship program. We learnt a lot, including how to express ourselves using different mediums of art.”
Founded in 2011, GCC is aimed at mitigating the under-representation of young female artists and young girls in areas of creativity, creative writing, performance arts, readership and literacy cultural development.
GCC director Mbizo Chirasha said: “We have not made our programming as big as we would have wanted due to limited resources but we hope to grow as we continue to work with the girl child.”


Tuesday, 8 October 2013



DAY 3- Public Press Update with Zanele Mutema and Mbizo Chirasha

GirlchildVoices Fiesta100tpc 2013 season.

Our program began at 1130   am at the First Floor gallery  facilitated by  Zimbabwean Poet and Coordinator Mbizo Chirasha and Zanele Mutema taking the Vision College Students and other participants through   a journey of  visual arts  creations . She have done a lot exhibitions in Harare   and outside Harare. She is into mixed media. Students got much inspiration from her exhibition that is currently running at the First Floor Gallery. She answered a lot of burning questions from eager students . Questions on art and community development, Questions on art and sustainability, Questions on art and survival.

Then Mbizo  Chirasha gave a participatory intervention  on how to grow ideas into works of arts. He touched   on the development of   literary arts and literacy in Zimbabwe. Aspects of creative writing . One interesting part   was when he projected issues on how arts or literature   is positively related to societal change, community transformation. Writers expose social rot   and political decay of their nations.

The poet also delved into issues that have to do   with the use of literature and creative writing and arts genres to uphold the essence of social equity and gender balance.

The poet read and performed some of his poems from his books and journals  around the world. The poems he read include Dear Commissar, Identity Apples, Road to Damascus, Africa My Wonderland , Dimples of Freedom and others.
The session ended with participants writing up their samples in writers practical sessions dubbed the Creative Writing Skills Lab.

Thank  to Tariro Chingozho and Marcia Bangure   of the First Floor Gallery  for the technical logistics
Kudzai Mutiti for assisting in Coordinating and planning the skills  seminars with students. Facilitators   ,schools and teachers who  moved  with us along this arduous journey together  we pull through.
The American Embassy Public Affairs Section for facilitating the small grant for Girl child Voices Fiesta-100tpc 2013 season.
We all meet again Tuesday to finalize our cause.
Mbizo Chirasha
Fiesta Coordinator



Friday, 4 October 2013

DAY 2 Press and Public update- Vainona High School


GirlchildVoices Fiesta -100TPC 2013 Season


Thursday the 4th of October saw a delegation of highly talented young Zimbabweans. Kresiah Destiny Mkwazhi [ Photographer and Visual Artist], Mbizo Chirasha[ Coordinator and Project Curator],Robson Shoes Lambada[ Prominent  Young Poet ,  writer and Coordinator of Zimbabwe Poets for Human Rights],Kudzai Mutiti[Assistant Coordinator] arriving at Vainona high school  during mid day to meet their host Ms Synodia Masinyani  the patron of the Writers Club at Vainiona and  12 female participants  to take part in Photo –Poetry-Writing  Skills  and motivational workshops  facilitated by  Shoes Lambada and Kresiah Mkwazhi.

Upon arrival Mbizo Chirasha narrated the important of the mission and the whole scope of the project.

Shoes Lambada  gave a classic lecture and presentation on issues that have to deal with  poetry composition ,  aspects of poetry writing , clichés and basics on performance poetry .He ended his mesmerizing  lecture with his string  Shona Poem  Tariro Mwanasikana Tarira. Participants proved their satisfaction by participating fully   during the proceedings.


Kresiah   brought a very new participatory dimension in a photo graphy skills and motivational presentation. She narrated her journey in the arts industry and that she was happy to be studying Fine Arts at the National Gallery Arts School. She challenged students to    explain what they think photography is and why it is important.

The participants were given inspirational time and were taught practical in handling a camera and focus. Whilst writers concentrated on writing their poetry peaces to be coordinated with photographs for the exhibition on the 8th of October at the First Floor Gallery. So this will be a Photo poetry exhibition, poetry , story performances and testimonials  to be given as feedback of the creative ,fusion , skills  development and motivational  workshops.


The day ended with hope and results  of what was expected. The facilitators touched the souls and creative minds of children. It is important for writers, poets and artists to engage students regularly as extra -curriculum programs that will assist them to realize their potentials, shape the future of their talents and we create then a creative community.

The program was made possible by The American Embassy Public Affairs Section through small community grants Program
The First Floor Gallery for the Venue of a workshop and the official   event of the project.
GirlchildCreativity Project for Coordination, Producing and Administration
100 Thousand Poets for Change for facilitating a world platform and engaging Girlchildcreativity for programming
Schools – Vainona , Budiriro3 Primary School and Vision College in the City Centre for participating and organizing participants.

Mbizo Chirasha
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Budiriro3 Primary School with Legendary Shona Writer Aoron Chiundura Moyo


Day 1 GirlChildVoices Fiesta  Activity Update


Shona Literary legend , Novelist , Writer ,Poet  , Filmmaker and Dramatist Aaron Chiundura Moyo   opened  the   Girl child Voices Fiesta – 100TPC 2013 with a bang at Budiriro3 Primary school in the high density suburb of Harare ,Zimbabwe  today from 215 pm to 430 pm.

The 2013 program is hive of activities with the theme Defining girlchildVoices through Artistic Fusion, shaping artistic skills and development girl child talent in schools and bring them for final day to celebrate what they created in workshops and receive certificates to motivate and inspire them horning their creativity.
Chiundura opened his facilitation by saying “ndainzi Matanda  mufirimu ndabvezera” .He acted in1989 with the Great Ambuya Mlambo. He told    participating primary school children that the role of the writer, poet and actor is to expose community rot , corruption , child abuse and other abnormalities  like drug abuse and unwanted pregnancies.

He narrated vividly his life background which Is a trailblazer  and mesmerizing , that he grew in farms  where he was working , he  stated grade 1  at 15 years old  ,  and living under difficult circumstances  in poor   and down trodden families   but all this led him to be the best creative he wanted to  be , that create the super shone writer of 15 shona novels  on which some of them where set books in schools , he says today some ministers and top people  , business man  and bankers learnt some of his books in school  , books include CHEMERA MUDUNDUNDU , ZIVA KWAWAKABVA, KURIDZA NGOMA NEDEMO,WAKANDIBAYA PANYAMA NHETE.The prominent writer have also delved into children books writing.

The participating students were happy , motivated and excited to meet the Legendary Shona Literature Chekov of Zimbabwe in person , his deep , fertile ,well thought  folklores and tales  brought the   Budiriro3 Primary Library down with creative creative joy.
He   intertwined  his Nganos , readings  with an sharp resonating instrument CHIPENDANI  ,the one he claim was made by his father in Zimbabwean farms of Kwekwe , children went dancing when this homemade traditional instrument was whistled  that supported our theme Defining GirlChildVoices  through Artistic Fusion.
After the pen whistle/CHIPENDANI   and Storytelling Legend Moyo led Children in   impromptu writing skills session and the outcome of the writings will be featured on grand fiesta on the 8th of October with other schools, guests , reporters at First Floor Gallery in Harare , further enhancing child participation and promotion as well as motivation. The stories created by students who were from the range of 10 to 13 years were of high quality  and of good taste.

Present at the event was Pamela Murambiwa the Librarian and Writers Club Coordinator at Budiriro3 Primary School,Mrs Makolama Library Club Member,Mr Sakutukwa  , Mbizo Chirasha , Kudzai Mutiti of GirlchildCreativity Project. The Program was also graced by the Deputy Head of the School.
Children who participated were chosen because of their quest to write, prove their talent and their ardency readership culture at their school and werechosen from different classes

Rumbidzai Ganda in Grade 6  Green /12 years, Mitchell Kanguru 7 Blue/13 years, Ronald Ndalama 7Blue/13 years,Larrisa Chirasha 4 Orange/10 years,Mitchell Museredza 5Blue/11 years, Esther Yobe 6BLUE/12 YEARS,Simbarashe Gatsi 5 Blue/11YEARS,Caroline Mawondo 6blue/12 Years,Donald Sakutukwa 5Green/11 years.
These children will participate on the Festival at First Floor Gallery on the 8th of October.

We  appreciate the role that  is being played by the American Embassy Public Affiars section in facilitating grants for such , Great thanks 100TPC for involving us in annually activities that promote the poetic/story creative energy  , the Zimbawean media , schools and Friends   ,our next  port of call  is at Vainona High in Borrowdale with Shoe Lambada Poet and Kresiah  Mkwazhi photographer will be leading a working on writing ,poetry  /photography fusion.

By Mbizo Chirasha- girlchildcreativity@gmail.com
Kudzai Mutiti- kudzaimutiti22@gmail.com
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Saturday, 21 September 2013

GirlchildVoices Fiesta[100Thousand Poets for Change] 2013 Pre-Press Release

Girl child Voices Fiesta - Pre Press Release  by Mbizo Chirasha

Introduction and Scope- the project is run   coinciding with the 100 Thousand  Poets for Change  founded by  Michael Rothenberg  Poet , Critic and Creative Projects Experts in United States. The project is run  in  more than 40 countries around  the world  including  Zimbabwe . Mbizo Chirasha is the Coordinator of this event in Zimbabwe through GirlchildCreativity Project. The Zimbabwean 100 Thousand Poets for Change is run as GirlchildVoices Fiesta in Zimbabwe every year 28th of September  every year.
GirlchildCreativity Project was asked to be part of this program because they are working hard to develop ,motivate and inspire  young girls to define their voices  , find their space the creative , arts and literary prowess. The Young girls are identified in schools , dropouts  , children homes  and  other youthful communities they are mentored through artistic seminars , close up  with their role models and performances programs, check ,www.girlchildcreativity.blogspot.com  ,girlchildcreativity project on  face book  and girlchildcreativity photo stream on flikr.com for more information and past events.

2013 Theme-
Defining Girl Child Voices through Artistic Fusion.

Main Objective -
  to make  young girls realize  their potentials and use  their  potential  to create  positive  space and voices for themselves and communities.
Target groups
- Young talented girls and boys  in Schools.

2013  Implementation Method-  3   orientative  ,   motivational  , identification and  skills development and inspirational  workshops will be held in 3 different schools that include  Morgan High , Vainiona High and  Budiriro3 and Glen View Primary schools- Mentors of this workshops will  include   a seasoned photographer,    a seasoned female   visual artist ,Mbira workshop  and   storyteller  and writer and these  seminars  will done  both in practice  and they are participatory and they will be under  a video shoot  to prepare a  visual  video mobile exhibition that will be shown on the last official day of the Voices Fiesta. Poems, photographs and artistic works will be selected for an  official exhibitions and recitals on the 8th of October 2013 . Such will coincide with   feedback seminar between students, media and guests to the final event.
Programming
The GirlChild Voices Fiesta[100 Thousand Poets for Change ] 2013t Programme
Harare ,Zimbabwe

02 October  - 2pm -4pm Budiriro 3 Primary  School
- Workshop  on story telling   and poetry Writing - by Aeron Chiundura Moyo- the facilitator will read his stories and poetry and  partake participants in a practical writing skills session.

03 October  -2pm -4pm- Vainona High School
 Photograpghy , writer s workshop- by Shoes Lambada [ Writing]and Cresha[Photograghy]- the faciltators will also pass writing skills and how you can fuse writings  and photograghy in a bide to create  photo poetry  and photo stories.

04 october- 2pm-4pm- Morgan High School
Visual Arts practical workshop  , Perfomancy  Poetry and Mbira-  Zanele Mutema , Mbizo Chirasha and a Mbira musician-  participants will be taken through a journey of visual arts   inspirational process , the  creativity  and resonance of Mbira music and your voice in perfomance poetry leading to a visual ,musical poetry exprience

08- October -530-730 pm-First Floor Gallery
 Grand Fiesta day-Small exhibition of poetry/visual works produced during wrkshops, story and poetry presentations by  participants and young guest poets, Dicussion forum/Press talk  by  organizers , faciltators and particiapants with Guests.

Faciliators , Team  and Motivating Artists in the Programme

 Karen magunda [20 yrs] - Guest of Honor on the Grand Fiesta

Young girl of 20 years pf age ,grew up in Mufakose .She finished high school at Roosevelt high
and she is first year student at Midlands State University. She is a song writer, choreographer and singer.She founded FAM in  2012 - a Foundation Arts Movement  mentoring ,promoting and marketing young artists.She destined for greater heights .

Mbizo Chirasha

- the Fiesta Curator and Coordinator/ Zimbabwe Producer of 100 Thousand for Change. He is  a perfoming poet , widely travelled , extensively published globally.He is the Founder of many literary and creativity intiatiatives in Zimbabwe . He is the Founder of GirlChildCreativity and its Creative Director.

Kudzai Mutiti

- Assistant  Fiesta Coordinator, a second year  social studies student at the University of Zimbabwe. She is endowed with  passion , maturity  and drive. She have also  worked with IIFF international Images Film Festival  2013 as a venue manager and discussant.

Tariro Kambasha-Grand Fiesta Presenter

a Young singer  of 21 years  with a dream to reach dizzy hieghts  , a singer of dancehall , presenter  and budding film maker as well as an advocate of GirlChild.

Aeron Chiundura Moyo- Writing and Story Facilitator
- Veteran broadcster , film maker , writer , faciltator with more 20 radio and TV plays under his belt . He is a widely published writer poet with 17 published novels  and plays. Many of his books  are being considered in the Zimbabwean Educational curriculum.

Zanele Mutema- Visual Arts Facilitator

- resilent upcomin visual artist , graduate of Visual arts from Harare Poly.She  produce inspring work of art. Her have graced a number  of Exhibitions in Europe and First Floor Gallery Harare.
Creasha- Photography Facilitator
- A student of Photography  at National Arts Gallery Visual Arts school.
the young girl possess vast dreams in developing  mesmerizing  art of photography.

Shoes Lambada- Poetry Writing Facilitator

Poet , writer ,organizer and Coordinator for the Zimbabwe Poets for Human Rights. Resident coordinator of SOLARNET international , advocate of  human rights. Recorded poet and well travelled poet , he was in Germany , India , South Africa , Senegal and more.

Synodia Masinyani- Vainona High Writers Club Teacher

She have passion of talent development, she leads the school into a deep  and creative artistic hub  hosting artists and writers. She  and her school participated in a number of Literary Events.

Jeff Warara- Morgan High Writers and Arts Teacher

he is an organizer of a number of women and girlchild programmes, a graduate of ethnomusicology from Midlands State University. He leads a very  inspirational club at Morgan High School.

Pamela Murambiwa-Budiriro3 Primary Librarian

- An avid  , a graduate of Library Science at Harare Poly, leading the reading club at Budiriro3 Primary school. She have attended a number of Literacy and Literary workshops ,seminars and conferences.She was part of the organizing team of the 2012 international schools libraries day.

First Floor Gallery- Venue Facilitators

strong artistic center that have showcased a number of exhibitions , official events and discussions . It have promoted a number of exchanges. Since they opened they conducted exchanges programs with American , Germany , Dutch and Italian Artists. This is fast growing cultural and artistic center.

United States Public Affairs Section- Grant Facilitator
Popular cultural  ,public ,media and educational  diplomacy and exchange  Section in the Embassy of America in Zimbabwe . Have hosted a lot of public diplomacy and education programmes. Developmental ,media and arts seminars. The section has organized a number of  visiting and developmental arts exchange. They have supported a number of innovative initiatives with Grants.

Partnerships
 -  First Floor  gallery  Harare for Space and other Marketing Logistics- Valerie Kabov and Marcus Gora ,Tariro Chingozho and Marcia  Bangure.
   American Embassy Public Affairs Section-Bonnardeaux, Jillian F (Harare)

Girl child Creativity Project- Organizers of the Activities and programming-Mbizo Chirasha
Contacts
Mbizo Chirasha
Fiesta  Coordinator
Call + 263 734 332 309
Kudzai Mutiti/Assistant Coordinator
call +263 777895479
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