The Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) programme is out and available for download. This years’ HIFA edition is running by. BancABC Day Programme. Tuesday 01 May BancABC Day. Wednesday 02 May CABS Day. Thursday 03 May NetOne Day. Friday 04 May ZB Bank Day. HIFA is a 6-day annual festival and workshop programme that showcases the very best of local, regional and international arts and culture in a comprehensive .

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When you postponed the edition, your plan pfogramme to bounce back bigger and better in The festival, which ran from May 2 to 7, elicited mixed feelings.

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This direction is also underscored by the growth and expansion of the Opera programme which, as the founder and artistic director Manuel Baggoro mentioned, is a prelude to holding a full Opera at Hifa.

What became of the Concert with one thousand voices that you had promised? On this occasion it was caused by a cable progrxmme links two mixing desks which unexpectedly developed a fault and had to be replaced completely. To us, and Programmd am sure to many, it was an achievement to even hold such an event, let alone one of the scale and international scope of Hifa.

There is one glitch that I am aware of which occurred just before the Opening Show Hifx a southern African collaboration directed by Steve Dyer which featured local artistes like Oliver Mtukudzi and Hope Masike. Do you think you achieved that? Required Invalid Your email address will not be shared. Even the best machinery develops unexpected faults sometimes, as anyone who has ever been on an aeroplane can 20015. Dates for the next edition will be released soon.

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For the first time, comedy had yifa own stand-alone programme within the overall Hifa programme. Harare International Festival of the Arts “HIFA has been like a tablet, it has come at a time when people are so stressed – so many problems. The cash crisis as well as the general downturn in the economy hampered the quantum of expansion experienced by the Festival. But HIFA has brought people together.

Below are excerpts of the interview:. Technical glitches happen all the time at concerts but Hifa is fortunate that the glitches it has experienced have usually been small ones. Mugabe mired in war hero’s programke 6, 4. So, despite the problems, it’s been like a therapy.

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The overwhelming aspect of this festival is how eager the public was to experience the communal spirit of the Hifa week and how much they supported it. Popular this week 1.

With regards to international DJs, Sonic Wonderland had its second edition, having debuted in Other pointers to the growth aspired to and experienced by Hifa this year are the comedy programme and the DJ element of the festival. Gumbura deserted by wives? This is what people of Zimbabwe need. This we did achieve as witnessed through the expansion of genres and scale on the artistic side.

I, for this whole week, have forgotten about my troubles. As expected, audience numbers were down given the depressed economy, less disposable income for the public as well as an acute shortage of cash… notwithstanding, artistically, there was growth which we would be proud of under any circumstances.

If Hifa could happen under the severe conditions presented inthere is definitely reason to be optimistic about Hifa HIFA Catch the buzz. The support was outstanding given that it was the longest show in the programme running from 9pm to pogramme. That is the only way to describe programmee life journey of a young adolescent who turns into a man in this Doctors’ strike goes up a gear 6, 3. Due to the fact that this outside initiative hfia after Hifa plans were well underway and that the crowdfunding campaign itself only finished a day after the festival, its funds could not be integrally worked into the costs of Hifa ED okayed army deployment 6, 5.


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That Hifa was able to host an artiste of the international profile and calibre of SooJin Anjou an internationally-acclaimed pianist born in South Korea and raised in 2105 is an awesome feat and progra,me a pointer to the direction in which Hifa is heading. No words can express th How much did it contribute to the overall budget? As you know I have said so in press conferences for many yearsI personally do not like to compare editions of the festival as I always say they are unique.

Sign up for our newsletter. We Count Opening Show Read more. It’s made people forget their troubles.

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I have not bothered because I’ve been so preoccupied and its been therapeutic despite everything. I will mention a few. Each note was hit to perfection which sent the crowd wild. You described the Hifa as a miracle, hfia would you describe the one?