By Staff Reporter
A mixed bag of Zimbabwe’s finest artists was on show at the first ever Harvest Zimbabwe Festival held recently at the Harare Gardens.
The arts festival featured a varied of arts genres including traditional dance, mbira music, hip hop, theatre, dance and house music.
The crowd was serenaded by breathtaking dances from Berina Arts Ensemble from Kadoma as well as a stirring performance from Mutare based Vernac hip hop artist Hombakadzi.
The festival also featured the booming bass sound of Edith Weutonga and Utonga band as well as beat boxer Pro Beatz who proved to be a darling with the crowd.
Bulawayo based house music group Djembe Monks proved that they can win hearts anywhere as the crowd loved their infusion of house music and djembe drums whilst the much loved Zimdancehall chanters Guspy Warrior and Dadza D proved their mettle in front of the multitudes.
One of the festival directors, Marianne Knuth said:
“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.”
She also emphasised the importance of art in fostering peace and love in society to build better communities.
Running under the theme: It’s Us and It’s Now: Whatever the Question-Community is the Answer,the event brought together Zimbabweans from all walks of life to celebrate love and peace through art.
The festival was founded and organised by three organizations,Kufunda Village, ORAP and TrustAfrica in a collaborative effort to build peace and love in the communities.