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Harvest Festival 2019 is here!

Gateway Zimbabwe will host the inaugural Harvest Festival this year at the Harare Gardens. Live music, story telling, dance, art, slam poetry and theatre will be featured in this year’s festival to be held on May 4, 2019 from 2pm at the Main Stage arena.

The family friendly event will have the following artists taking the stage: 

  • Award winning afro-fusion, mbira sensation Hope Masike, 
  • Afro-jazz singer Edith Weutonga,
  • Vernac Hip Hop Artist Hombakadzi
  • Prolific ZimDanceHall Artists Dhadza D and Guspy Warrior
  • HipHop artist LiveSoul and Beatboxing maestro Pro beats 
  • Reknowned House Group, Djembe Monks. 
  • Arcane and Berina Arts will provide theatre, poetry and dance acts

And lots more…

Running under the theme: It’s Us and It’s Now: Whatever the Question-Community is the Answer,the event seeks to bring Zimbabweans from all walks of life to celebrate our diversity and resilence as a people and contribute towards reweaving the social fabric of Zimbabwe and building healthy communities.

TrustAfrica Country Director, Briggs Bomba and Kufunda Village Founder Marianne Knuth are leading the work of Gateway Zimbabwe and believe that the Harvest Festival, as an artistic medium, will help strengthen the social cohesion of Zimbabwean citizens.

“As Gateway Zimbabwe we’ve spent the past year experimenting with different ways of reweaving and enlivening the social fabric of Zimbabwe and now, we are calling people back together, who have been part of the journey, to look back and see what we are learning about building strong and healthy communities,” Knuth affirms. 

Briggs Bomba  added, “the health of our communities lies in our own agency as citizens. We cannot expect anyone  to fix our communities. It is our responsibility. We must come together and be the solution for Zimbabwe.”

The Harvest Festival aims to honour the spirit of Ubuntu/Hunhu by celebrating and reinforcing ways that communities solve their challenges from day to day. 

Interested poets are invited to participate in the Untold Story of A Zimbabwean Poetry Slam. Submissions of performances can be submitted to the Gateway Zimbabwe Facebook Page. For more information email [email protected]

Official Hashtags:#CommunityIsTheAnswer #HarvestFestival2019

Gateway Zimbabwe is a collaborative initiative of Kufunda Village, ORAP and TrustAfrica who have been brought together by a concern for the fragmentation in the country, and a commitment to reweave the social fabric of Zimbabwe.

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Byron Adonis Mutingwende