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Atlanta airport

Celebrating Great Zimbabwean sculptors at Atlanta Airport United States! Zimbabwean sculpture is renowned the world over. For many years now Zimbabwean Shona sculpture has been revered as the true epitome of African sculpture. So today we celebrate ‘Zimbabwean Sculpture: a Tradition in Stone’ a permanent exhibition at Atlanta Airport. It is sponsored by the city's Aviation Arts program. It features sculptures by some of Zimbabwe's best-known sculptors such as Agnes Nyanhongo, Gedion Nyanhongo, Norbert Shamuyarira, Lameck Bonjisi, Edronce Rukodzi, Sylvester Mubayi, Joe Mutasa, Nicholas Mukomberanwa, Gladman Zinyeka, Tapfuma Gutsa, and Amos Supuni.

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Safirio Madzikatire

Great Zimbabweans... Safirio Madzikatire Mukadota was a legendary, multi-talented artist who is considered as one of the best comedians and musicians ever to emerge out of the country. He rose to prominence in the early 1980s when he played the role "Mukadota" on The Mukadota Family, a Shona drama which ran on Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation Television. Mukadota is best known for his talent of mixing humor and music on stage. His songs "KuHanyani" and "Usandisiye" became instant hits and scaled him to dizzy heights. Career: Mukadota started his artistic journey in the 1940s when he was still a pupil at Chitsere Primary School in Mbare. It is there that his passion for art developed and grew. To hone his craft,...

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Parafin Comedian and Actor

Great Zimbabweans... Paraffin Comedian and actor. Born Phillip Gadzikwa Mushangwe, Paraffin was a popular Zimbabwean comedian who rose to prominence in the early 1990s with the drama series 'Paraffin' that made him a household name. He was a talented actor and probably the best to emerge in the post Safirio “Mukadota” Madzikatire era. His antics were hilarious, the way he walked left many in stitches, even the way he talked was in a class of its own. Simply put, he was a special gem extracted from Mabvuku by television producer Agnes Gwatiringa. Before venturing into a distinguished acting career, Mushangwe worked for Cresta Lodge as an accounts clerk and also for Greatermans department store as a salesman. Paraffin was a...

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Spotlight : David Mashapure

Spotlight David Mashapure: Nyaminyami River Spirit Stone sculptor: Born on the 3rd of March 1958, David Mashapure is the man who created and sculptured the Nyaminyami Zambezi River Spirit, which is a symbol of tourism in Kariba to this day. This creation is set neatly on a plinth at Kariba Dam. The Nyaminyami Sculpture, also known as the Zambezi River Spirit is one of the most prominent spirit mediums of the BaTonga people, believed to protect and give them sustenance during difficult times. The River Spirit, which is portrayed as male and supposedly has the body of a snake and the head of a fish, is seen as the spirit of the Zambezi Valley and the Zambezi River before the...

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History of Sungura

Did you know? History of Sungura Music in Zimbabwe Sungura is Swahili for “hare” and it was named such because of the high velocity in which the hare can run. It’s also popularly known as museve (arrow) because an arrow travels at a very high speed. Sungura or Museve is a popular music genre in Zimbabwe. This genre was popularised in the 1980s by groups like Khiama Boys, Zimbabwe Cha Cha Cha Kings and Leonard Dembo amongst many others. Sungura, the mother of genres, is characterised by lengthy songs with fast tempos which are full of high energy. Sungura is said to be the offspring of kanindo and rhumba put together. The music was named after Phares Oluoch Kanindo, a...

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