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THE ART OF DETERMINATION

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The Art of HIFA Enjoyment

DETERMINE YOUR WAY HIFA VENUES

Please see map on page 31

FESTIVAL BASICS BE PUNCTUAL!

Please arrive promptly for performances and remember that HIFA shows start on time. LATECOMERS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO SHOWS AND NO REFUNDS WILL BE OFFERED. Allow plenty of time to get into Main Stage.

HARARE GARDENS SITE Includes Main Stage (Mukuyu Wine Bar & Crowne Plaza Monomotapa food kiosk), Coca-Cola Green (Mukuyu Wine Bar and a variety of food and drink outlets), UNICEF Youth Zone in association with Chompkin’s (Hartmann House food and drink stand), Studios 1-3, Theatre in the Park, Youth Zone Bus Stage, Global Quarter, HIVOS Poetry Café, African Banking Corporation Global Stage, the “Settlement” venue in the workshop area behind the Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery and Advantage Carpets Workshop Studio 4. Main Entrance is the Zimsun Main Gate on Julius Nyerere Way. An alternative entrance for Main Stage ONLY is the gate opposite Les Brown Swimming Pool.

PREMIER BANKING CORPORATION NATIONAL GALLERY On the corner of Julius Nyerere Way and Park Lane.

BE QUIET!

DETERMINED TO GET TICKETS? IT’S TIME TO BOOK… During HIFA 2007, many HIFA shows were sold out before the Festival began, so we strongly recommend that you book well in advance. The fully computerised Stanbic Bank, MWEB Portnet Corporation HIFA Box Offices (ticket offices) are situated in the Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery foyer and Avondale Shopping Centre in front of Nando’s. These will open for pre-booking on Monday 14th to Thursday 17th April, 9am-5pm (for hifAmigos and HIFA partners ONLY) and for general public from Saturday 19th April 9-5pm at Avondale, 9-1pm at Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery and close on Sundays. During the Festival, Box Offices are open 9am- 10pm at Avondale and 9am –11pm at Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery. All HIFA tickets entitle you to free entrance into the Harare Gardens site on the day of the show. A hand/arm stamping system will operate, so make sure you’re stamped at all venues if you intend to visit the Gardens site later that day. General Admission Tickets for admittance to the Gardens site are available from Stanbic Bank, MWEB and Portnet Corporation HIFA Box Office ($100 Mill).

Turn off your cell phone when entering performance venues. Please remain seated and maintain silence during indoor shows. IF YOU LEAVE THE VENUE DURING ANY SHOW, YOU WILL NOT BE RE-ADMITTED UNTIL THE END.

OLD MUTUAL THEATRE AND RECITAL ROOM Two adjacent venues in the Dutch Reformed Church complex on Samora Machel Avenue, near the intersection with Leopold Takawira Street. There’s a fun café and Mukuyu Wine Bar at this venue so you can relax between shows.

THE STANDARD THEATRE Located in the Presbyterian Church complex. The Standard Theatre entrance is on Park lane, opposite the Crowne Plaza Monomotapa Hotel.

CLOTHING

Evenings at Main Stage, African Banking Corporation Global Stage and 40 Cork Road can be cold, so dress warmly and bring protection against rain. Performances will go ahead no matter what the weather conditions! For those bringing chairs to Main Stage performances, please keep to the right side of the grass arena (as you look at the stage). The left side of the venue will be reserved for those on cushions/blankets or picnicking without chairs. Dreamland, Freshlyground and Oliver Mtukudzi are likely to be enormously popular so you may be better off abandoning the elaborate picnic and feasting on the incredible atmosphere instead.

TETRAD REPS THEATRE Second Street Extension Shopping Centre. Mukuyu Wine Bar and The Players Café at this venue.

GREAT INDABA ROOM On the first floor of the Crowne Plaza Monomotapa Hotel on Park Lane. Hotel food and drinks available.

40 CORK ROAD Kwamambo coffee shop and restaurant at 40 Cork Road, Avondale. Mulled wine and savoury rolls on sale before shows at this venue.

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BOOKING

Pre-booking is essential for HIFA shows as all venues have limited capacity, so purchase your tickets early.

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Booking & venues ............................................................3 Investors & partners .................................................4-5 HIFA Team .......................................................................6-7 DETERMINED ACTION ............................................................8 music ...........................................................................9- 27 diary pages & Map.....................................................30-36 CoCA-COLA green.........................................................38-39 Theatre .......................................................................40-48 spoken word ..................................................................45 dance/CIRCUS.............................................................47-54 visual arts ................................................................58-60 ADVANTAGE CARPETS studio programme .....................61

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INVESTORS Contact HIFA

Harare International Festival of the Arts P O Box A42, Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe Tel: +263 4 300119, 309999, 2917758/9 Email: info@hifa.co.zw

www.hifa.co.zw

HIFAMIGOS Robert Adams, Nadia Al-Alawi, Cuan Alcock, Rose Allison, Robert Anderson, Marie Andrews, Linda Anstee, Diana Anthony, Jean Anthony, Deirdre Raquel Appel, Kerry Appel, Tia Arrand, Hudson Aschmann, Sarah Averbach, Grace Badza, Adam Bailes, Martha Bailes, Peter Lewis Bailey, Jill Ursula Bailey, Philip Barclay, Ian Bampton, Adam Bardavid, Luana Bardavid, Paolo Barduagni, Sheila Barduagni, Mateo Barduagni, Daniel Barrett, John Barrett, Wynne Barrett, Deborah Barron, Heather Benoy, Adrian Bernard, Prakash Bhagat, Raksha Bhagat, Kajal Bhagat, Yogesh Bhagat, Nina Bhagat, Dorothy Bishop, Catherine Bleki, Raelene Boby, Rassull Boby, Brandon Boby, Nelia Boby, Marina Bond, Sally-Anne Bouma, David Bouma, Peter Bourdillon, Janet Bourdillon, Ashleigh Bourdillon, Wendy Bourne, Brenda Brand, Sophie Brandt, Nic Brebner, Rudi Bredenkamp, Vivien Brelsford, Graeme Broad, Patricia Broad, Peter John Broadway, Barbara Broadway, Adrienne Broadway, Fiona Brooke, Kathy Brooke, Helen Brooke, Tessa Brooke, Brian Brown, Susan Browning, John Browning, John Brownridge, Valerie Brownridge, Charles Bruce, Gill Bruce, Judy Bruce, Claire Bruce, Susan Burditt, Shaun Burgess, Sue Burr, Robyn Anne Butler, Patricia Butlerb, Joan Cahi, Val Caldecott, Jane Calder, Richard Calder, Peter Calder-Potts, Jo Calder-Potts, Gair Cameron, Kerry Campbell, Cecilia Cantus, Tina Carson, Diana Cartier, Andrea Case, Tara Case, Tom Case, Margaret Cavill, Roger Chadwick, Barbara Chadwick, Desmond Chalmers, Mavis Chalmers, Fergus Chance, Peter Chance, Jennifer Chance, Sue Chapman, Kudzai Chariga, Ruvimbo Chatira, Chipo Chikara, Maud T. Chiposi, Frances Chisholm, Inaam Chitsike, Miriam Choga, Miriam Roa-Cifuentes, Naomi Clark, June Cochrane, Stephen Cochrane, Marcelo Codoceo, Caitlin Colahan, Caroline Colahan, Nati Collin, Anne Connoly, Joseph Connoly, Dr Stewart Cornes, Cheryl Costa, Raffy Costa, John Courtney, Jenny Courtney, Sylvia Cox, Marie Cox, Teresa Cox, Ann Cranswick, Rory Crawford, Margaret Crnkovic, Emily Crookes, Brigid Crookes, Julie Crowley, Elaine Cuenod, Michael Cullinan, Clare Cullinan, Tsitsi Dangarembwa, Gary Davidson, Stephen Davies, Michael Davies, Nicolette Davies, Edward Julian Davies, Rebecca Davies, Charlie Davies, Laura Davies, Rob Davies, Roz Davies, Mel O’Gorman Davies, Helen Mary Davis, Simon Davis, Andrew Davison, Cindy Davison, Gillian Dawson, Jill Day, Marion de Beer, Minali de Silva, Brendon Deary, Patrice Delchambre, Jean-Pierre Demblon, Clare Demblon, Margery Dewdney, Jim Dickey, Margaret Dickinson, Peter Dickinson, Cecilia Dickson, Ken Dixon, Sheila Dodington, Wendy Dolphin, Malia Dorphrett, Peter Dorward, Janet Dorward, Amanda du Preez, Dirk du Toit, Louise du Toit, Darryl Dunn, Kieran Dunn, Barbara Durrant, Sharon Dutton, Marc Duvillard, Gaby Duvillard, Oscar Edmunds, Lulu Edmunds, James Elder, Nicola Elder, Jasmine Elder, Sebastian Elder, Paul Engelstad, Dynne Epstein, Ilse van Erp, Margaret Ethelgrant, Judith Lynne Evans, Sue Evans, Vanessa Evershed, Jacqui Fallon, John Farrelly, Phillipa Farrelly, Geofrey Feltoe, Susan Feltoe, Rob Fisher, Romee Fisher, Robert Fisher, David Fisher, Danielle Fisher, Lylie Fitzpatrick, Anna Fleming, Elizabeth Fletcher, Patrick Foley, Antonio Fortin, Erin Foster, Nancy Frazer, Emma French, Oliver French, Edward Galante, Mara Galante, Jen Galbraith, Rob Galbraith, Nicholas Gambier, Sally Gambier, Judith Gamble, Peter Gamble, Racheal Garande, Joan Garnett, Christopher Garnett, Susanne Garnett, Aad Van Geldermalsen, Jean George, Moraig Gibson, Kim Gielens, Amanda Mary Gilmour, Heather Gooden, Ian Gooden, James Godwin, Pamela Goodwin, Sarah-Tonia Gowoka, Margaret Grace, Madeline Grace, Nick Grant, Lorna Grant, Stacie Greby, Archie Greenshields, Molly Greenshields, Pia Greenshields, Annie Greiffenberg, Fiona Greiffenberg, Martin Greiffenberg, Shirley Grubb, Nele Gulinck, Albert Gumbo, Audrey Gumbo, Deborah Gundlach, Kudakwashe Gunguwo, Mavis Gunguwo, Theodora Gwatidzo, Aneunhu Gwatidzo, Nakiso Gwatidzo, Peter Halpert, Chris Halse, Pam Halse, Andrew Halsted, Marcelle Halsted, Alice Hamilton, Theresa Hammesley, Nicola Harford, John Hargrove, Berveley Hargrove, Daniel Hargrove, Timothy Harrap, Ruth Harrap, Jean Harrington, Nick Harrison, Margaret June Harvey, Mariko Hattori, Nicole Havell, Tracey Havell, Sue Hawthorne, Barry Hawthorne, Murelle Hayes, Jessice Haynie, Bruce Haywood, Bob Heaton, Claire Henderson, John Hendrie, Barbara Hendrie, Joshua Herzberg, Savanna Herzberg, Gary Herzberg, Charlene Hewat, Sabine Heyland, Thomas Heyland, Christine Hickey, Freddy Hickey, Peter Hogg, Jennifer Hogg, Alison Holman, Terry Hooley, Melanie Hooley, Phil Horey, Gareth Horsfield, Mary Howson, Jack Howson, Sheila Howson, Graham Howson, Andrew Huck, Mary Prudence Huck, Mary Huddy, Nigel Hulett, Mary Humphrey, Ruth Hutchinson, Valentine Hwenga, Violet Hwenga, Marie Imbrova, Courtney Ives, Carla Jackson, Dror Jackson, Ayala Jackson, Amit Jackson, Chen Jackson, Helen Jackson, Yifat Jackson, Caroline Jacquet, Karl Jager, James Jamieson, Hugh Jarvie, Tina Jarvie, Rob Jarvis, Sheila Jarvis, Tania Jastrzembski, Niki Jazdowska, Anne Jefferies, Alison Jenkins, Ken Jenkins, Cathy Jenkins, Carol Johnson, Timothy Johnson, Anton Jones, Barrett Jones, Ivy-Decker Jones, Robert Jones, Kathryn Jordan, Anthony Jordan, Adrian Joscelyne, Margaret Harvey June, Sheila Kabell, Terry Kabell, Fiona Kaese, Takudzwa Kamangira, Godwin Kanongovere, Yolanda Tinotenda Kanyai, Fatima Kara, Shamila Kara, Adelaide Karomo, Farai Karonga, Chipo Karonga, Trevor Katiwa, Donald Keevil, Patricia Keevil, Eva Keller, John Kelly, Elinor Kennedy, Vivienne Kernohan, Rory Kilalea, Doris Kileff, Diane Killilea, Pearl Kimemiah, Joy-Marie Kimemiah, Hepsy Kirlew, Virginia Knight, Gabrielle Kohlman, Tess Kok, Tonderai Koschke, Chadamoyo Koschke, Masimba Koschke, Olaf Koshcke, Marketa Krahulikowa, Mercy Kufakowadya, Ruvimbo Kuzviwanza, Nalini Lad, Shreya Lad, Mayan Lad, Ingrid Landman, Lisa Langhaug, Kenneth Langley, Caroline Lapham, Kent Larsson, Roswita Larsson, Sussanna Larsson, Jonathan Law, Helena Lawler, Anthony Lawler, Doug Lawrence, Norma Moya Leal, Mike Lear, Brendan Lear, Nikki Lear, Gus LeBreton, Amanda LeBreton, Jake LeBreton, Ben LeBreton, Juliet LeBreton, Max LeBreton, Barbara Lee, Jeong Lee, Pam van Leenhoff, Alex Van Leenhoff, Susan Zickus Lemon, Regan Levendale, Jeremy Lewis, Hilary Lewis, Thomas Derrick Loades, Karen Maria Loades, Wendy Hope Loades, Liane Lombard, David Long, Fiona Long, Rebecca Lord, Barry Lowe, Jacqui Lowe, Oliver Lutz, Christa Lutz, Friedbert Lutz, Brian M’paradzi, Maureen M’paradzi, Justin MacDermott, Jason Macdonald, Susan Mackenzie, Laurie Macpherson, Theresa Maguire, Patrick Makakoro, Chenai Makanure, Melissa Makwarimba, Peter Makwarimba, Anthia Malila, Myrtle Mallis, Daniel Mandishona, Richard Manhanga, Thabani Maphosa, Grace Maposhere, Sifiso Maposa, Phillipa Marett, Robert Marple, Christopher Martin, Maya Maroni, Robert Maroni, Robert Marple, Simone Marti, Christopher Martin, Tendai Masangomai, Chamunorwa Mashoko, Jennifer Mason, Marina Mason, Primrose Matambanadzo, Hazel R. Matambo, Dakarai Matanga, Thumelo Malinga Matanga, Vimbayi T. Matanga, Jochen Mattern, Carolyn Maunsell, Rutendo Mavunga, Rosemary Mavunga, Ruvimbo Mawayo, Ubavka Mazalovska, Risto Mazalovska, Audrey T. Mazhandu, Ihemba Mbamba, Poppy McCormish, Richard Mcgown, Sheena Mcgown, Cordelia Mackenzie, Murray McCartney, Cordelia McKenzie, William Mckersie, Janice Mclaughlin, Lorraine von Memerty, Russ Menard, Kevin J. Merdjan, Lianne J. Merdjan, Robert E.N. Merdjan, Lisa K. Merdjan, Michelle Mesley, Sonia Messick, Esko Metsola, Maija Metsola, Jean Micklem, Tara Miller, Rosemary Mitchell, Greg Mizon, Rosemary Vera Mitchell, Chris Molam, Maureen Molam, Maureen Molyneaux, Mike Molyneaux, Colleen Moll, Brewer Morag, Glenn Morgan, Amanda Morgan, Callum Morgan, Bridget Morris, Lynne Mortimer-Lutz, Orpah Moyo, Elsie Moyo, Christine Mtize, Ruth Mthombeni, Alexander Muchatuta, Cheryl Muchatuta, Alexander Muchatuta, Tendai Muchena, Bertha Muchenje, Tawanda Mudzonga, Gudula Mueller-Töwe, Quinton Mugangavari, Thandeka Mukuku, Sheila Mumford, Millicent Murahwa, Tanyaradzwa Muranda, Barbara Mutedzi, Getrude Mutsamwira, Ruti Mutsamwira, Abigail Mutseura, Connie Mutunhu, Anita Muzorewa, Devlin Muzorewa, Anesu Nduku, Chenukai Nduku, Chipo Nduku, Joshua Nduku, Nyasha Nduku, Tinashe Nduku, Kusozweni Nduku, Mary-Lou Nera, Victoria New, Carol Newman, Thelma Nhukarume, Troy Nicolle, Elizabeth Nicolle, Ndaba Nkala, Michelle Nongogo, Ashleigh Nongogo, Ridwaan Noor-Mohamed, Angela Norman, David Norman, Sarah-Joan Nott, Priscilla-Joan Nott, Nokuthula Nyanyiwa, Faith Nzuma, Neil Ogilvy, Angus Ogilvy, Neil Ogilvy, Margaret Olson, Paul Olson, Mark Oxley, Dawn Parkinson, Ross Parsons, Allan Parsons, Sandy Parvin, Tristan Parvin, Gemma Parvin, Sally Pascall, Tich Pasi, Anand Patel, Nisha Patel, Aarti Patel, Jyoti Patel, Diana Patel, Prof. Hasu Patel, Joy Peacocke, Esther Peech, Miles Peech, Christabelle Peech, Clare Peech, David Peech, George Lionel Penney, Betty Penney, Gavin Peter,Craig Peter, Carl Peters, Teresa Peters, Reagan Peters, Damien Peters, Neil Petersen, Anne-Mary Phillips, Brett Phillips, Nigel Philp, Joanna Philp, Jon Pilch, Karen Pitt, Lee Poole, Lynn Poole, Charlotte Porzelt, Dr Greg Powell, Sue Powell, Bridget Pringlewood, Malcolm Pringlewood, Wendy Prosser, Frank Putterill, Julie Putterill, Ivana Rackiewiczova, Juliette Raftopolous, Sandra Ramhewa, Harvey Rapson, Bobbie Rapson, Vonai Ratisai, Frank Reed, Pauline Reed, Briarley Reid, Winch Renate, Fred Renate, Jeannette Rennie, Nigel Rennie, Tarryn Rennie, Piers Rennie, Kim Rennie, Chloe Reynolds, Lol Ribeiro, Rosalind Ribeiro, Karl Riber, Angela Richards, Ian Riddell, Patricia Ridgway, Patricia Ridgway, Margaret Rickards, Fenella Rickards, Graham Riley, Keith Riley, Lynette Riley, Ian Riley, Stephen Riley, Gordon Robb, Jacqueline Roberts, Joanne Roberts, Jill Roberts, Emma Robinson, Anthony Rodrigues, Diana Rodrigues, Brenda Rooney, Rory Rooney, Gillian Rosselli, Askar Rothen, Linda Rothen, Helga Rothfritz, Mimi Rowe, Collins Rudzuna, Memory Gurupira-Rudzuna, Barbara Rundell, Hannah Ruether, Felicity van de Ruit, Dylan Samuel, Marion Samuel, Zack Samuel, Mauro de Santana, Sally de Santana, Talusha de Santana, Doug Scott, Alex Sarsfield-Hall, Andrew Sarsfield-Hall, Nicholas Sarsfield-Hall, Brenda Barbara Savill, Daniel Schmid, Stefan Schmid, Sylvia Schmid, Johanna Schmid, Nicolas Seifert, Ainamo Seppo, Judith Sherman, Christine Shields, Minali de Silva, Pauline Sims, Jean Sinclair, Mahommed Sirdar, Carol Smith, Justine Smith, Mads Peder-Søe, Sydney Solomon, Justine Smith, Amanda Somers, Amanda Somers, Graham Somers, Mary Somers, Mary-Josephine Somers, Graham Somers, Jo Spink, Lynne Spong, Nakita Stanley, Amy Statman, Jim Statman, Muriel Statman, Sadie Statman, Dianne Stevens, Trudy Stevenson, John Stewart, Kathy Stewart, Shane Stockil, Bryony Stonier, Wilhelmina Straatman, Rene Straatman, Cheryll Stringer, Roger Stringer, Timothy Strong, Susan Strong, Quentin Stuart, Carmen Stubbs, Richard Stubbs, Trish Swift, Jennifer Swift, Anthnoy Swire-Thompson, Deirdre Swire-Thompson, Yossi Tal, David Tal, Rosemary Tal, Emily Tal, Jane Tapinos, Sheila Tarwireyi, Sally Taylor, Jan Teede, Fiona Teede, Ndanatseyi Tendayi, Mandipa Tendayi, Louise Terry, Noreen Thackary, Panagis Theotokatos, Dr Christian Thierfelder, April Thompson, Bryan Thorn, Wendy Thorn, Stuart Tibbs, Wendy Tibbs, Alannah Tibbs, Mya Tibbs, Charity Tinofirei, Laura Tofts, Mara Tomas, Diana Tomlinson, Catherine Townsend, Claire Townsend, Mark Townsend, Miguel Trinidade, Edson Tsaura, Melissa Tsaura, Paul Turner, Joneta Turner, James Upton, Margy Van Graan, Jennifer Van Nierkerk, Nicolette Van Vuuren, Maureen Vander Horn, Hanna Vaininen, Peter Vanderspuy, Yogesh Vathoo, Christus Venturas, Ruth Verhey, Audrey Verpillot, Daniel Verpillot, Vibha Vyas, Kushal Vyas, Yogesh Vyas, Dorothy Wakeling, Jonathan Wakeling, Angus Wakeling, Veronique Wakerley, Lynn Walker, Christopher Wall, Patrick C. Wall, Ross Walbridge, Mark Walkup, Ruth Walkup Marjorie Wallace, Jessica Wallace, Mr Leeroy Wallace, Chloe Wallace, Raymond Wallbridge, Vyvyan Wallbridge, Rhett Michael Wallbridge, Ryan Anthony Wallbridge, Robert Matthew Wallbridge, Gillian Walsh, Angelique Ward, Dillon Ward, Robert Ward, Barbara Watermeyer, Jonathan Waters, Mistral Watson, Kelvin Weare, Tinashe Weare, Annie de Wet, John Whaley, Pam Whaley, Andrea Whatman, Sandra White, Darra Whyte, Joanna Whyte, Ros Whyte, Erin Whyte, Lauren Wigmore, Robin Wigmore, Christopher Wilkinson, Nicola Wilkinson, Tendai Wilkinson, Fungai Willard, Gareth Willard, Jennifer Willard, Matthew Williams, Nona Williams, Rodger Williams, Allan Wilson, Chase Wilson, Nigel Wilson, Sharon Wilson, Tayla Wilson, Elizabeth Wood, Pelly Wood, Oili Wuolle, Bongani Zamchiya, Patience Chiyangwa-Zaranyika, Christina Zaveri, Hannah Zaveri, Riyaz Zaveri, Ruby Zaveri, Sammy Zaveri, Jill Zindi, Chakanaka Zinyemba, Rumbidzai Zinyemba



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Official Press Partner to HIFA 2008

Hotel of Choice to HIFA 2008 Official IT Partner to HIFA 2008

Venekera Works - Official Website Design and Management to HIFA 2008

Official Wine to HIFA 2008 Official Water to HIFA 2008

Fraser Design

Schools Amigos JUNIOR SCHOOLS: Bishopslea, Chisipite Junior School, David Livingstone Primary School, Eaglesvale Primary School, Gateway Primary School, Harare International School, Hartmann House, Hellenic School, St Michael’s Prep. School, Selbourne Routledge Primary School, Sharon School, Twin Rivers School, Westridge School SENIOR SCHOOLS: Arundel School, Churchill Boys School, Eaglesvale Secondary School, Gateway Senior School, Girls High School, Harare International School, Hellenic School, Prince Edward School, Roosevelt Girls High School, St. George’s College, Speciss College

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International Partners

The British Embassy Harare

The European Commission

The Embassy of Spain

Zimbabwe German Society

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Goethe-Zentrum Harare

The Embassy of Brazil The Embassy of the United States of America

The Embassy of Italy

The Embassy of Indonesia

The Royal Netherlands Embassy

The Embassy of Japan

The Embassy of Canada

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Not to Be deterred... HIFA TEAM

Founder and Artistic Director - Manuel Bagorro, Executive Director - Maria Wilson, Financial Director - Karen Bean, Event Management - Pure Imagination Africa, Production Manager and Stage Designer - Carine Tredgold, Artistic Programme Manager - Jo Powell, Administration Manager - Mind Chamisa, Administration Assistant - Linda Mushekwi, Office Logistics - Edward Pitcher, Technical Manager - Rob Hollands, HifAmigos Manager - Angie Thomas, Schools Amigos Liaison - Melody Sango, Box Office Project Manager - Lance Nkomozepi, Amigos Liason - Amos Zumbulani, Press Team Head - Tafadzwa Simba, Press Writers - Niall Madhoo and Andy Roberts, Operations Consultant – Cuthbert Maziwa, Press Accreditation - Ariel Associates, HIFA EYE - Press Team, Graphic Design - Fraser Design, Transport and Logistics - Stewart Wilson, Photography - Matthew Mitchell of Termite Graphics, Classical Music Advisor - Colbert Mpofu, Auditors - Deloitte.

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THE ART OF OUR NATION Artistic Programme Consultants

Theatre – Elton Mjanana Global, Folk, World Music and Dance- Clayton Ndlovu Contemporary Dance – Soukaina Edom Visual Arts – Heeten Bhagat Art on Purpose and Online Gallery – Jo Powell Spoken Word – Chirikure Chirikure Youth Zone/Workshops – Natalie Kombe and Melody Sango Jazz and Contemporary Music – Bernie Bismark Applied Art and Craft – Jane Parsons HIFA-Direct Co-ordinator – Zane E. Lucas Art as Self Worth Co-ordinator - Chishamiso Musariri

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Duly elected... The HIFA Board Mrs Angeline Kamba – Chairman Mr Stephen Chifunyise Ms Elizabeth Chitiga Mr Simon Hammond Dr David Hatendi Mr Roy Lander Prof George Kahari Mr George Mutendadzamera Mr Pat Rooney

Angeline S. Kamba Chairman of the Board of Trustees Once more I happily applaud HIFA’s many partners for working with us, particularly our corporate partners who are currently battling an inclement economic environment. By standing shoulder to shoulder in this difficult time, you have demonstrated your belief in the power of culture for social transformation. I gratefully acknowledge also the role played by international organizations and foundations in mounting this Festival and their show of faith in its organization. It is my pleasure to welcome the artists, both Zimbabwean and international. It is you who truly make the Festival by providing pure joy and entertainment through your artistry. I thank the audiences too for their continued support, the true measure of the Festival’s success. I also thank various officials for providing the required enabling environment, without which it would be impossible to mount an event of this magnitude. I acknowledge particularly the City of Harare for fully appreciating through its support, the role of HIFA in conveying a positive image of our City. Needless to say, my loudest applause is for the HIFA family itself – Management and their team of consultants and helpers for working tirelessly, particularly the Executive Director, the Founder and Artistic Director and the Financial Director who have all managed to put together yet another big splash in the most trying time. Lastly, I thank my fellow Board members for wisely steering the ship. To all of you, I say, enjoy the Festival whose theme: ‘The Art of Determination’, salutes your own determination, courage and resilience.

LINDA KUDA

MELODY

LANCE

NATALIE

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Manuel Bagorro

Founder & Artistic Director

I continue to believe that the arts bring people together, providing a vocabulary for understanding our predicament and a venue for communal experience; there can be few moments in our recent history when both have been more necessary. HIFA 2008 happens because our Chairman, Board, Team, partners and audience share this belief. I think we have accomplished something of which we should all be immensely proud, and I congratulate particularly the steadfastly resolute Maria Wilson; a truly inspiring idealist. The team photos this year are a celebration of the youthful confidence, endurance and fortitude that has been so powerfully embraced by the HIFA family this year. HIFA 2008 relies more heavily than ever before on the courage of an extraordinary group of Zimbabwean and international artists, all of whom I sincerely thank and warmly welcome to the Festival. You bring such hope and pleasure and your involvement makes an important statement about free, challenging and creative thinking as basic human rights. I am writing this at a time of uncertainty in our beautiful country and city, but the drive to determine our future and identity is, if anything, strengthened by our circumstances. I hope that HIFA 2008 will have profound significance in this context – that the Festival will offer some form of consolation for the discouraged, inspiration for the frustrated and healing for a community that comes together in literal and metaphorical harmony, determined to foster a sense of unity, belonging and optimism against all odds.

Maria Wilson

Vote of Thanks

Executive Director

As Zimbabweans, we speak of ‘challenges and difficulties’ - such insignificant words to describe the DETERMINED effort it has taken to bring this tremendous celebration of Zimbabwean resilience to fruition. My thanks to the HIFA Team whose encouragement and strength have kept me determined when it has been so much easier to give up. The Corporate Community has come behind the Festival and shown what it takes to keep going in a tough and ruthless business environment. I am in awe of their optimism and support of HIFA’s objectives. The Diplomatic and Donor Communities have likewise shown care for a country and a people worthy of the international interface these organizations persist in offering. The Media continues to be professional in all its dealings with HIFA 2008 and thanks to this partnership, ‘HIFAphiles’ are able to partake of this exciting initiative. The Schools Amigos and the over 1000 hifAmigos are such a source of positive energy to everyone in HIFA and they are invaluable to the morale of the HIFA Team. My admiration and respect for the Chairman of the HIFA Board of Trustees, Angeline Kamba, extends to her colleagues on the Board of HIFA for their continued determination to stand by the Festival and ensure our aims are promoted and maintained. Finally it is the DETERMINATION of you, the HIFA audiences that come in such numbers to the Festival, who show why the World holds Zimbabwe and her people in such high regard, and for whom all the trials and torments are worth the effort…………Enjoy HIFA 2008!

MIND

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City of Harare and the team at City of Harare Parks, Department of Immigration, ZIMRA, Board of Censors, Zimbabwe College of Music, Amos Zumbulani and Kudakwashe Chimbizi, Mr Atkinson of Prince Edward School, Mr Oglivy of Harare International School, Mr Kalan of Westridge Primary School, Mrs Mtambiwa of Girls High School, Mr Kamhuka of David Livingstone School, Mr Vinay Madhoo, Mr Gary Bean, Karl Riber, Len Thomas and staff at The Wendy House, Mr Titus Chipangura and Mr Elvas Mari and all at National Arts Council, Les Bennett (Formscaff), Brendan Tiernan and St George’s College staff, Joe Mutizwa and Martha Musonda (Delta Corporation), Maria Martins and Stanbic Minerva team, Sibu Madlabuta and Stanbic Borrowdale Team, Ed Lanca, Ian Munn and staff of Kwamambo, Greg and Sue Powell, Quinton Kinnaird and Thoughtworks team, Jenny Lovell at Premier Travel, Milena Svoren, Lisa F Langhaug and family, the project team in Masendu, the community and Rural District Council in Chimanimani and ZIMOCO for the use of their staff bus.

Special Offers for HIFAmigos from

40 Cork Road, Kwamambo, Weaver Press, Celebrity Subscription Concerts, Wendy’s Indian Head Massage, Top-to-Toe Beauty Salon, Reps Theatre, Doon Estate, Emma Finch, The Standard and Dorothy Wakeling.

ELTON

ZANE

ANDY

LYDIA

ROB

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2007/8 has been a busy time for HIFA with a number of projects running between the two Festivals and the planning of an even more diverse range of development initiatives. We continue our training programmes supported by Africalia, imparting skills and experience to Zimbabwe senior school students interested in site, venue and backstage management. The Schools Amigos project has grown significantly this year and our series of pre-Festival workshops in junior and senior schools have meaningfully contributed to the development of talent and the nurturing of creative interest in our artists and audiences. As part of the Festival’s outreach work, international artists at HIFA 2008 will present practical workshop sessions and performances at Young Africa Skills Centre in Chitungwiza. The purpose is to reach out to the broadest possible audience of young Zimbabweans but also to nurture talent and encourage participation. This year the Festival programme includes a performance entitled ‘I Have a Dream!...’ devised and performed collaboratively by Canadian theatre company Chaos Factory in partnership with Young Africa Skills Centre. The German Embassy, Zimbabwe German Society and ZIMOCO funded production “A Midsummer Night’s Tree” will also feature Zimbabwean artists including a group of young circus gymnasts from Rugare who will be part of an intense training period before the Festival. These projects are designed to ensure that the Festival reaches out to the broadest possible audience of young Zimbabweans. The Cirkus Khaoom! cast will work with street youth and young exhibitionists on rehearsal/performance safety and developing new skills including aerial performance. This is one of a range of development projects, including all the collaborative aspects of the HIFA Opening show on Main Stage, that have been funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy. For arts professionals there are several important projects this year. With the support of Africalia and British Council, lighting designer Alex Murphy and sound engineer Gareth Hance will join French sound engineer Blanc Blanc, brought to the Festival by our French partners, to enhance the standard of presentation on all our stages while offering an opportunity for HIFA technical teams to benefit from their skills and experience in workshops and training sessions. HIFA together with British Council, Young Vic (London) and International Workshop Festival (IWF) presents HIFA-Direct, an initiative that aims to nurture young theatre directors, writers and actors. Over an intensive 5 day workshop earlier this year, 9 local directors worked with 2 UK based theatre directors, Matthew Dunster and Bijan Sheibani. Dynamic directors were chosen to work on 3 new Zimbabwean plays commissioned by HIFA from young writers who have been mentored over the last year by Zimbabwean playwright Andrew Whaley. The 3 resulting HIFA-Direct plays will enjoy their World Premiére at HIFA 2008, and promise to be highlights of the Festival’s Theatre Programme. We sincerely thank David Lan and Sue Emmas at Young Vic and Luke Dixon of IWF for their partnership on this project. HIFA, in partnership with CULTURESFRANCE, the Embassy of France and Alliance Francaise are proud to again present a major music programme at HIFA 2008 entitled LA VOIX – The Voice. HIFA 2006 was chosen for the first edition of this prestigious biennale and the initiative returns this year with a programme that celebrates women in music, featuring both established and new names on the international music scene. To support the artistic presentations, La Voix 2008 includes a professional encounter programme for African and French arts professionals to meet and exchange ideas with Zimbabwean colleagues, a similar opportunity for journalists from France and a vocal workshop that will build on the work begun by La Voix in 2006. HIFA is very grateful to Olivier Poivre d’Avor, Sophie Renaud and Valerie Thfoin at CULTURESFRANCE, Stéphane Toulet at the French Embassy and Jean-Christophe Courbin of Alliance Francaise – it has been a pleasure working with you again.

HIFA 2008 IS PROUD TO HAVE CITY OF HARARE PARTNERING THIS GREAT ZIMBABWEAN INITIATIVE THIS YEAR. HIFA AND CITY OF HARARE,

HIFA in partnership with W. K. Kellogg Foundation have continued to work with communities in Chimanimani and Bulilima-Mangwe districts, using creativity as a tool for increasing individual and communal self worth. Target groups within the communities have benefitted from workshops led by a range of cultural specialists, building confidence and consequently strengthening employment opportunities. The culmination of this project is a Kalanga showcase at HIFA 2008, including a major performance entitled Kalanga!, the launch of a book of proverbs and the marketing of Kalanga craft work in the Global Quarter. As part of our continuing focus on YOUTH, the Festival brings groups of underprivileged children to the Festival each day with the assistance of Kapnek Charitable Trust: shows, workshops, lunch and a taste of Festival fever will, we hope, make for a fun and informative day out for at least 300 young people. Also involving young people is our ongoing and broadening partnership with Streets Ahead, working with HIFA to engage street youth in the central business district; we offer Festival employment and accreditation, training, references and most importantly, a sense of inclusion and involvement in the event. HIFA is reaching out and ready for action!

TWO PLAYERS ON THE HARARE LANDSCAPE PROMOTING THIS WONDERFUL AFRICAN CAPITAL.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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Presented by African Banking Corporation With assistance from Royal Norwegian Embassy

Behind the veneer of our waking lives lies Dreamland, the place we escape to from the harshness of our daily reality. A realm where our hopes and fears, our fantasies and memories swirl around us; where we are visited by ancestors, angels and monsters… Directed by Brett Bailey – creator of “7th Heaven” (2006) and “It’s Showtime” (2007) – “Dreamland” is a vivid exploration of the terrain beneath Zimbabwe’s fractured surface, featuring a host of the country’s top singers, musicians and performing artists as well as international HIFA guests. Bring a candle!

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Musical director: Bernie Bismark Choreographer: Soukaina Edom Production manager: Sue Powell

DREAMLAND African Banking Corporation Day, Tuesday 29th April 7:30pm, HIFA Main Stage

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THE HIFA 2008 BIRA CEREMONY with Mbira Dzenharira The Bira Ceremony brings traditional spirituality to HIFA through an evening of chidzimba, mhemberwa and makwiringwindo. Fountain Water, 7 day beer and holy chantings add to the transcendence achieved by the ancient sounds of mbira music. Led by the Nama award winning mbira phenomenon Mbira Dzenharira, the ritual is a powerful and captivating taste of traditional African culture. Wear traditional garb for this special Festival commemoration. African Banking Corporation Day, Tuesday 29th April 10pm, African Banking Corporation Global Stage

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MUSICA 10

A classical vocal ensemble that presents highly innovative programmes and perform to a standard only a select group of Harare’s finest voices can achieve. Their HIFA recital will include the esoteric “Christe, qui Lux es et dies” by the 16th Century composer Robert White, the seminal “Rejoice in the Lord Alway” by Purcell, the grand “Insanae et Vanae Curae” by Haydn, the richly romantic “Locus iste” by Bruchner and the ever popular “Sheep may Safely Graze” by Bach. CABS Day, Wednesday 30th April 4.45pm, Old Mutual Recital Room

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TRIO 202 Presented by the Embassy of Brazil Direct from São Paulo, Trio 202 is the ground-breaking jazz project of three of Brazil’s most exceptional virtuosos: Latin Grammy-nominee accordionist Toninho Ferragutti, guitarist Ulisses Rocha and pianist Nelson Ayres. Their music is an interplay between the purest elements of national identity and the cosmopolitan impact of South America’s biggest city, and is a brilliantly idiosyncratic concept that opens a new chapter in Brazilian music. The threesome scrupulously dissolve and reconstitute some of the best known Brazilian dance music by familiar names like Tom Jobim, as well as music composed by the group. Trio 202 produce a light-headed sense of awe at the skill and restraint this level of South American jazz and dance music performance demands.

Stanbic Bank Day, Thursday 1st May 6pm, Old Mutual Recital Room

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Presented by the Embassy of Spain in association with Coca-Cola

Since their first CD release “Cañaman” in 1997, Spanish audiences and media have developed an ongoing infatuation with their country’s best known reggae group. With “Change of life” in 2000, “The Best of Cañaman” (2001), “Fronteras” (2004) and “Dub, Weed & Fyah” (2006), the band have established themselves as a major force on the international reggae scene and a favourite at music festivals throughout the world. They have shared stages with The Wailers, Alpha Blondy, Anthony B, Banton Duck, The Tamlins, Culture, Rita Marley, Desmond Deker, UB 40 and Albert Griffiths as well as collaborating Louie Kulcha, Junior Kelly, Frisco Kid, Bongo Hermann and Sly & Robbie. It really doesn’t matter if you can’t understand the lyrics; Cañaman, with their authentic, funky, roots songs and dynamic performing style truly has universal appeal.

Coca-Cola Day, Saturday 3rd May 8pm, HIFA Main Stage

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CANAMAN

with Capleton, Marcia Griffiths, Anthony B,

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FRESHLYGROUND

Presented by the Embassy of France, CULTURESFRANCE and Alliance Francaise in association with Lion Lager

South Africa based Afro-fusion band Freshlyground are a phenomenon. With their album ‘Nomvula’ already double platinum, ‘Doo Be Doo’ the most played record on South African radio in 2005, a support slot on Robbie Williams’ recent tour and a MTV award for Best African Act 2006, Freshlyground have captured the zeitgeist of the new South Africa.

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Band members hail from Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa – Zolani Mahola, Peter Cohen, Aron Turest-Swartz, Kyla-Rose Smith, Simon Attwell, Julio Sigauque and Josh Hawks.

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www.freshlyground.com

Lion Lager Day, Friday 2nd May 7:30pm, HIFA Main Stage

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tiny tribe

Presented by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and Zimbabwe-German Society/Goethe-Zentrum Harare Their music takes the listener on a journey. Between composed sections and open, improvised parts the band tells stories, melts spheric soundscapes into oriental grooves. Jazz is always present, providing the language for the interaction between the various musical influences.

From Bulawayo, mbube music ensemble Impumelelo Shining Stars are forging a formidable reputation at home and in the region. Performed a cappella, Impumelelo’s music is bold and vibrant, a fine example of this style which emanates from the times when young South African Zulu men left their families to travel to the major cities to find work — often in mines. In order to preserve a sense of community, these young men formed choirs and performed mbube music.

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Guitarist and sound-artist Florian Zenker and bassist Jens Loh have been playing together for over ten years. Their deep, mutual understanding of each other´s musical language has found its ideal platform in tiny tribe and is enhanced by the unique, organicly integrated contributions of Iranian multi-percussion player Afra Mussawisade.

IMPUMELELO SHINING STARS

African Banking Corporation Day, Tuesday 29th April 5.15pm, African Banking Corporation Global Stage

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CABS Day, Wednesday 30th April 12.15pm, African Banking Corporation Global Stage

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CHIWONISO WITH TRIO IVOIRE THE Presented by Stanbic Bank in association with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Zimbabwe-German Society/Goethe-Zentrum Harare

Beautiful Zimbabwean songstress Chiwoniso Maraire and her band join forces with Trio Ivoire in a mellow yet passionate Saturday afternoon performance on HIFA’s Main Stage. Chi’s distinctive style breathes a contemporary freshness into the traditional sound of the mbira. Combined with Trio Ivoire’s fusion of jazz traditions, balaphon, piano and percussion, the musical possibilities of this African and Western musical synthesis promise to be utterly fascinating.

DJ PARTY Presented by Pro Helvetia and the Embassy of Switzerland in association with Coca-Cola Featuring DJs E.S.I.K., Hamma, Toby2shoes and MC Zubz

Swiss born E.S.I.K. is unashamedly addicted to turntablism and rhyming. He founded the rap-sg label (www.rap-sg.ch) for local rappers and DJ’s and has supported acts including dead prez, torch (Germany), bushido (Germany) and many more. www.esik.ch There’s been quite a buzz about DJ Hamma around Joburg mostly thanks to the growing popularity of his brainchild, the Turntablist VCD series called ‘Spindle’, which has been doing the rounds of the underground hip-hop networks; a B-Boy and Beat-boxer, turned Emcee, DJ and producer. Toby Attwell (aka Toby2shoes) is one of Cape Town’s much loved selectors playing a heady mix of electronic gypsy beats and Balkan bangers. His style cannot be defined; each set is different, mixing afrobeat, dub rhythms, dancehall, electronica, afro-house, funked up world beat and organic grooves (with the occasional country number thrown in).

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Zambia born, Zimbabwe raised MC Zubz has been making a major impact in South Africa since he won a major battle at legendary club 206 and graced the stage alongside Talib Kweli, dead prez, Black Thought and Jeru da Damaja at Black August.

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Coca-Cola Day, Saturday 3rd May 10:30pm, HIFA Main Stage

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Presented by MBCA Bank An Afro-pop icon and one of the most powerful creative forces to emerge from Zimbabwe, Tuku has over the last three decades written and performed superb songs that celebrate the lives and struggles of the Zimbabwean people. His performances have thrilled and inspired audiences in Africa, Europe, and the United States, joining such world-renowned musicians as Taj Mahal, Toumani Diabate, and Baaba Mal along the way.

OLIVER MTUKUDZI WITH THE BLACK SPIRITS AND SPECIAL GUESTS MBCA Bank Day, Sunday 4th May 8:30pm, HIFA Main Stage

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Performing with Tuku at this HIFA 2008 closing concert is well-known guitarist Louis Mhlanga, flautist and saxophonist Steve Dyer and South African jazz and Afro-pop diva, Judith Sephuma.

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TRIO IVOIRE

Presented by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and Zimbabwe-German Society/Goethe-Zentrum Harare “Trio Ivoire shows that even in the 21st century discoveries are possible.” - JAZZthetik Unique in instrumentation and musical scope, melting personal roots of African, European and Jazz traditions and uniting African balaphon with piano, drums and electroics, Trio Ivoire is about finding artistic expression in a globalized reality. Hans Lüdemann, “one of the most original and expressive European pianists” (Jazz Podium) and Aly Keita, the “magician of the balaphon” from Ivory Coast connect across cultural boundaries. Dutch drummer Chander Sardjoe unites the musical worlds with his unique sound on the drums. Technically unlimited, he gives great clarity even to the most complex rhythmic structures. The sparsely used electronic colours expand or contrast the acoustic instruments.

KINOBE & OUMA Herbert Kinobe (kora) and Michael Ouma (guitar)

A joyful play of three exceptional musical personalities.

Lion Lager Day, Friday 2nd May 9pm, African Banking Corporation Global Stage MBCA Bank Day, Sunday 4th May 5pm, African Banking Corporation Global Stage

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Consummate Norwegian wind players Eyvind Klæboe Helseth (trumpet), Linda Gjersøe Helseth (trombone) and Tone Jordhus Søvik (saxophone) are Trio Arctic and will present a programme of solos and ensembles with an emphasis on captivatingly tuneful Scandinavian folk music. The recital will include arrangements specially written for this concert and collaborations with prominent Zimbabwean musicians Jeanette Micklem (piano) and Ruth Chard (organ). An evocative musical journey through Scandinavia in the company of 5 highly accomplished classical musicians. MBCA Bank Day, Sunday 4th May 7:30pm, Old Mutual Recital Room

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Presented by the Embassy of France, CULTURESFRANCE and Alliance Francaise

Two phenomenal Ugandan musicians collaborating in an intimate concert. Well known to Zimbabwean audiences after his concert at HIFA last year, Herbert Kinobe is in his early twenties, an acclaimed master of the kora and is enjoying a brilliant solo career. Michael Ouma is a young maestro born of the Samia tribe from Eastern Uganda. His unique acoustic guitar style combines traditional Ugandan rhythms and melodies with a contemporary Western sensibility. Stanbic Bank Day, Thursday 1st May 1pm, African Banking Corporation Global Stage

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DANIEL LAGER Daniel Lager (countertenor) with Jeanette Micklem (piano) Presented by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and The Zimbabwe-German Society/Geothe-Zentrum Harare

With his exceptional voice and charismatic stage presence, Daniel Lager has established an international career with a busy schedule of concerts of sacred and secular music as well as opera and vocal ensembles. He will collaborate with Zimbabwean pianist Jeanette Micklem in a programme of settings of Goethe’s poems that were particularly favoured by the poet himself. The programme offers a rare opportunity to hear songs by Johann Friedrich Reichardt and Friedrich Zelter in the 250th anniversary year of the latter’s birth. Lion Lager Day, Friday 2nd May 12:30pm, Old Mutual Recital Room

The Marden Singers present Henry Purcell’s Baroque opera

NATHALIE NATIEMBE Presented by the Embassy of France, CULTURESFRANCE and Alliance Francaise in association with Coca-Cola Nathalie is the 21st century voice of Maloya, the percussion-rich ‘blues’ of Réunion Island. Accompanied by her sensational band, she consistently receives glowing reviews for her live performances and recently for her astonishing CD “Sankér”. She is passionate about her country, the roots of her language and her music. Her stripped-down, percussive odyssey into the rhythms of Maloya brings together the sounds and the musicians of the Indian Ocean Islands and the African mainland in a truly powerful musical synthesis.

DIDO & AENEAS with German Counter-tenor, Daniel Lager as the Sorcerer appearing with support from the Zimbabwe-German Society, Goethe-Zentrum Harare and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

African Banking Corporation Day, Tuesday 29th April 4pm, Old Mutual Recital Room MBCA Bank Day, Sunday 4th May 3:15pm, Old Mutual Recital Room

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A wonderful opportunity to hear the first operatic masterpiece written in English. A powerhouse of emotion, it follows the doomed love affair between Dido, Queen of Carthage, and the Trojan prince Aeneas. Zimbabwe’s accomplished soprano, Roz Ribeiro, will sing Dido to Peter Hadingham’s Aeneas, and will be joined by award winning young singers Tanya Tawengwa and Katya Petrova as well as the much loved Marden Singers directed by Margot Dennis.

Coca-Cola Day, Saturday 3rd May 12:45pm, HIFA Main Stage

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AFRICAN VOICE

GO SATIRICAL...GO SPIRITUAL African Voice, Zimbabwe’s premiere all female, a capella quintet, takes you on a musical joyride of humour, laughter, tears and soul searching. Incomparable vocal harmony rejoices in the capacity of gospel music to give life meaning, sanity and spiritual comfort.

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African Voice is: Kundisai Mtero, Lilliossa Kayinamura, Faith Mandipira, Gloria Chimuka and Adiona Maboreke.

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Presented by the Embassy of Canada

“Female Performer of the Year” two years running at the Toronto Independent Music Awards, singer and songwriter Angie Nussey has an honesty and love for performance that has made her one of Canada’s leading performing and recording artists.

Her gorgeous solo set ranges from gentle folk melodies to powerful ballads; her HIFA concert will feature this acclaimed artist performing without band in an intimate concert of her original songs.

www.angienussey.com

Coca-Cola Day, Saturday 3rd May 6.30pm, Old Mutual Recital Room

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Stanbic Bank Day, Thursday 1st May 10am, African Banking Corporation Global Stage Lion Lager Day, Friday 2nd May 3:15pm, African Banking Corporation Global Stage

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DOBET GNAHORE DOBET GNAHORE X Presented by the Embassy of France, CULTURESFRANCE and Alliance Francaise

in association with Stanbic Bank

From Côte Ivoire but based in France, the scintillating Dobet Gnahoré is one of a new generation of African artists who are rewriting the rules about embracing musical tradition. By turns funky, delicate, forward-looking and tradition-minded, her music is sumptuously beautiful and irresistibly danceable. Apart from the sounds of Côte Ivoire’s Bété and Baoulé cultures, there are echoes of Cameroonian bikutsi, Congolese and East African rumba and Manding music - plus reggae -in her socially conscious songs. Taking a multi-faceted approach to music, incorporating song, dance, percussion and theatre she sings in seven African languages as well as French, defining her approach as ‘defiantly diverse, musically and linguistically’.

On stage, Dobet is a vivacious bundle of energy. Blessed with a powerful voice and infectious charisma, her hair extensions toss as she swaps flute for thumb piano, shaker or just a pair of dancing shoes. Her HIFA concert will feature French guitarist Colin Larouche de Féline, Tunisian bass player Nabil Mehrezi and Boris Tchango from Togo on drums and percussion. “Just about as good as any music gets” The Beat “The brightest new Afro-pop star on the horizon.” Seattle Times Stanbic Bank Day, Thursday 1st May 7:30pm, HIFA Main Stage

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Her 2004 debut album ‘Ano Neko’ (‘let’s create together’) got her noticed at home and abroad and led to extensive touring, bringing her a nomination as Best Newcomer in the 2006 Radio 3 World Music Awards. With her new album ‘Na Afrika’ she is poised to surface as one of Africa’s major music stars.

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LES AMAZONES DE GUINEE

PAULIEN VAN DER WERFF (SOPRANO), WILLEM MOOK (LUTE) AND PETER ADEMA (POET)

Presented by the Embassy of France, CULTURESFRANCE and Alliance Francaise in association with MBCA Bank

Presented by the Royal Netherlands Embassy A rare opportunity to hear two of Holland’s most distinguished early music virtuosos perform with a performance poet specializing in Renaissance verse.

For 46 years, Les Amazones de Guinée have been something of an institution in West Africa and regarded as a rousing symbol of emancipation on the continent. They are an all-women band who also all happen to be members of the Guinean army. Their spectacular breakthrough came at the landmark 1977 Festac Festival in Lagos which saw them play on a bill that included Bob Marley and Fela Kuti.

• Paulien van der Werff studied singing at the Conservatory of Utrecht NL with Meinard Kraak and Baroque Singing with Peter Kooij at the Sweelinck Conservatory of Amsterdam. • Peter Adema studied classical literature in Amsterdam, together with his vocal training with Meinard Kraak, and Jan Keizer and, at a later stage with Noémie Pérugia in Paris. • Willem Mook studied the lute with Anthony Bailes at the Sweelinck Conservatory of Amsterdam, and musicology at the University of Utrecht. Since then, he has been an avid researcher of musical sources and performance practice of the period 1400-1650.

With five of the original members still in the band, Les Amazones tell a story of determination and survival. Whether drawing from the gleaming guitar runs and Afro-Latin rumba rhythms of Zairian soukous, or the Arab-tinged melodies of Senegalese pop or the rolling beat of Ghanaian highlife or the modal funk of Nigerian Afro-Beat, Les Amazones offer a performance of irresistible exuberance and compelling passion.

For HIFA 2008, the group will present two different programmes. Programme 2 Love and Sorrow in Renaissance Spain and Italy 16th century Italian Renaissance poetry and song writing. Willem Mook will perform on a vihuela de mano, a favourite musical instrument in both nations among singers and poets. In appearance easily confused with the guitar, the plucked vihuela was in many ways equivalent to the lute, though much preferred in Spain.

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“the arrangements are sublime, the playing endearingly ragged and the overall effect beguiling” Howard Male – The Independent (UK)

Programme 1 Constantine Huygens – A Musical Poet Combining poetry and its musical counterpart song writing, this recital focuses on the creative personality of Constantine Huygens (1596-1687).

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MBCA Bank Day, Sunday 4th May 1.30pm, HIFA Main Stage

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African Banking Corporation Day, Tuesday 29th April 1pm, Old Mutual Recital Room - Programme 1 CABS Day, Wednesday 30th April 12:30pm, Old Mutual Recital Room - Programme 2

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Acclaimed Tunisian singer songwriter, Amel Mathlouthi has brought a luminous new sound to the global music scene. With echoes of Joan Baez, Sister Marie Keyrouz and the Lebanese diva Fairouz, and influences as diverse as folk, oriental, trip hop, tzigane, Maghreb, flamenco, celtic, Gnawa as well as raga, Amel’s remarkable vocal flair and bewitching stage presence captivates audiences and music critics alike.

AMEL MATHLOUTHI

Presented by the Embassy of France, CULTURESFRANCE and Alliance Francaise

Helder Moutinho and Ricardo Parreira IN A QUARTET PERFORMANCE OF PORTUGUESE FADO Presented by the Embassy of Portugal and Institute Camoes

With highly praised early performances at Fado’s House in Bairro Alto, a legendary quarter in Lisbon, Helder Moutinho’s spectacular career was launched. His recordings, awards and performances throughout Europe have made him one of the most respected Fado singers in the world. 21 year old guitarist Ricardo Parreira began his studies with his famous father, António Parreira, one of Portugal’s most esteemed guitar players. At 13 he accompanied the well-known Fado singer Argentina Santos and prestigious engagements followed. He has continued to perform with many important Fado singers including Camané, Mísia, Mafalda Arnauth and Helder Moutinho.

Presented by the Embassy of Brazil

André Abujamra is an internationally acclaimed Brazilian singer, guitarist and composer as well as an actor and comedian. He was the leader of the 90’s band Karnak which released 3 notable albums and got the APCA award for best group as well as the MTV award for breakthrough band. He has composed soundtracks for more than 20 feature films and countless other shorts and stageplays. His HIFA concert will feature this indefinable Brazilian musician, whose influences include Frank Zappa, Hermeto Pascoal, Deep Purple and Spike Jones, with bass player and percussion.

Stanbic Bank Day, Thursday 1st May 9pm, African Banking Corporation Global Stage

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Coca-Cola Day, Saturday 3rd May 9:30pm, African Banking Corporation Global Stage

Coca-Cola Day, Saturday 3rd May 5:20pm, African Banking Corporation Global Stage

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THE LIVING MBIRA AT HIFA 2008 Presented with the assistance of Embassy of Indonesia, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Zimbabwe-German Society/Goethe Zentrum Harare, Embassy of Japan and Gonamombe Mbira Centre

Most presentations of mbira emphasise preservation and tradition rather than the contemporary and progressive. Gonamombe Mbira Centre presents a series of performances that feature collaborations between mbira virtuosos and musicians from Germany, Japan and Indonesia. Bringing together disparate genres and styles, the groups featured in this visionary programme promise to unveil a new landscape of musical possibilities.

MBIRA GAMELAN DREAMS Javanese and Zimbabwean trance music with mbira, gamelan and dance Featuring the Miroto Dance Company Martinus Miroto, Agung Gunawan, Anter Asmorotedjo, Peni Candra Rini and Sudiharto Mbiras – Gonamombe artists Albert Chimedza, Richard Gadzikwa and Tinashe Mukumbi Dance Costumes - Iwan Tirta and Samuel Wattimena Choreography - Martinus Miroto Music - Albert Chimedza CABS Day, Wednesday 30th April 5:15pm, African Banking Corporation Global Stage

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Traditional Japan meets traditional Zimbabwe Featuring Kumiko Hayashimoto (Koto and Sho) Mbiras – Gonamombe artists Albert Chimedza, Richard Gadzikwa and Tinashe Mukumbi Stanbic Bank Day, Thursday 1st May 3pm, Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery

OUTPOST Mbira meets Jazz Featuring Tiny Tribe Jens Loh (double bass), Florian Zenker (guitar) and Afra Mussawisade (percussion) Mbiras and vocals – Gonamombe artists Albert Chimedza, Tinashe Mukumbi and Richard Gadzikwa Coca-Cola Day, Saturday 3rd May 11:30am, African Banking Corporation Global Stage

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3MA

MAX WILD Band

Presented by the Embassy of France, CULTURESFRANCE and Alliance Francaise

3 acclaimed musicians, 3 emblematic string instruments, 3 musical traditions, 3 committed collaborators Ballaké Sissoko from Mali, Driss El Maloumi from Morocco and Rajery from Madagascar are 3MA, 3 master musicians forging links between their musical and geographical territories. Playing kora, the evocative 21-string harp-lute of the Mandingo culture, oud, a lute from the Arab classical tradition and valiha, a wonderful string instrument made from bamboo that is the musical symbol of Madagascar, this ensemble creates a highly coloured landscape of sound that is sensual, compelling and unique.

www.maxwild.net Presented by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Zimbabwe-German Society/Goethe-Zentrum Harare and ZIMOCO

Max Wild (sax, recorder, compositions), Jesse Lewis (guitar), Soren Moller (piano), Massimo Biolcati (bass) and Fritzson Calvaire (drums)

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A unique combination of upbeat African melodies with soulful jazz grooves. Born in Germany, Max grew up in Zimbabwe, and then studied in both London and New York. With his stellar band, he has been broadcast on BBC, radio stations in Germany, was a Perrier Young Jazz Award semi-finalist and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Birdland Jazz Club, Edinburgh Festival and Joe’s Pub at Public Theatre New York (with Sam Mtukudzi). “An impressive array of music that is stirring and passionate with glimpses of his roots as a child living in Zimbabwe. Max is definitely an artist to watch.” -Dave Liebman African Banking Corporation Day, Tuesday 29th April 2:30pm, African Banking Corporation Global Stage

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Lion Lager Day, Friday 2nd May 5:30pm, African Banking Corporation Global Stage Coca-Cola Day, Saturday 3rd May 2:30pm, African Banking Corporation Global Stage

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OPERA GALA

TOM MCVEIGH

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JACQUELINE MIURA

The CABS Opera Gala at HIFA 2008 Presented by CABS in association with the Embassies of Italy, Norway, Germany and Portugal

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HANNAH MASON

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DANIEL

LAGER

Feast your senses and revel in the sumptuous world of opera as London Festival Opera put on a musical banquet of well-loved opera arias, duets, and ensembles. Featuring a guest appearance by soloists from the National Ballet Company, the Gala will be accompanied by distinguished instrumentalists Jenny Trew (piano), Barbara Broz (violin), Klaus Broz (cello), Keith Slade (clarinet) and Tone Jordhus Søvik (flute) and preceded by a performance by Fado musicians Helder Moutinho and Ricardo Parreira. Picnic in style, under the stars, on this truly romantic HIFA evening. The programme includes music by Handel, Verdi, Mozart, Rossini and Bizet. Swedish born JACQUELINE MIURA (Soprano) appeared in the title role in Tchaikowsky’s Joan of Arc at the Royal Opera, Sweden and Bianca in Puccini’s La Rondine at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Also at Covent Garden, she premiered the title role in Clement Ishmail’s opera Grazyna. HANNAH MASON (Mezzo-Soprano) has appeared at the Buxton Festival and with Opera North, performing roles including Olga (Onegin), the title role in Carmen, Cherubino (Figaro) and the title roles in La Cenerentola and Purcell’s Dido. JUSTIN LAVENDER (Tenor) made his international debut in 1980 in The Pearlfishers at the Sydney Opera House. This success led to engagements with many of the world’s leading opera companies and orchestras. In 1990 he made debuts at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, in Rossini’s William Tell, and at the Vienna State Opera as Tamino in The Magic Flute. His debut at La Scala Milan in the title role of Rossini’s Count Ory came the following year. In concert he has appeared with conductors including Solti, Giulini, Haitink and Abbado, and his recordings include a solo CD with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and Pierre in the only complete recording of Prokofiev’s War and Peace. Most recently he returned to the Royal Opera House for the title role in Gounod’s Faust, and as Don José in a new production of Carmen in Malaysia. CAMERON ROLLS (Tenor) has performed as a principal in major German Opera Houses including Hannover, Mainz, Oldenburg and Wuppertal, and has been a lead tenor with Diva Opera for the past 10 years with whom he has performed in France, Switzerland and London. Most recently he has been working with the London Symphony Orchestra as Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly.

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JENNY TREW

DANIEL LAGER (Counter-Tenor) possesses a rare voice and charismatic stage presence that ensure a busy performing schedule including operatic roles, innovative recitals and frequent performances with vocal ensembles.

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TOM McVEIGH (Baritone) has performed with D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, Scottish Opera and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as well as recording with Decca. His operatic roles include Don Giovanni, Guglielmo, Dandini, and Schaunard and he appeared in London’s West End as Monsieur André in Phantom of the Opera. PHILIP BLAKE-JONES (Baritone/Master of Ceremonies) made his solo debut with Glyndebourne Festival Opera and has appeared with D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, Kent Opera, Pavilion Opera and at the Buxton Opera Festival. He appears on Sony Classical’s ‘The Best of Gilbert and Sullivan’ and has performed at the Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice and the Pisa Opera House. Philip Blake-Jones is the Artistic Director and Founder of London Festival Opera.

CABS Day, Wednesday 30th April 7:30pm, HIFA Main Stage

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PASCAL DANAE PASCAL DANAE

SANDRA NDEBELE Sandra Ndebele in a performance of music and dance featuring the icaco (breast calabash) Famed Zimbabwe singer and dancer, Sandra Ndebele leads her all-female group in a show that aims to revitalize and preserve threatened cultural traditions and empower young African women through culture. This show contains some nudity

MBCA Bank Day, Sunday 4th May noon, African Banking Corporation Global Stage

London Festival Opera presents

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Presented by the Embassy of France, CULTURESFRANCE and Alliance Francaise Born in France of West-Indian parentage, Pascal’s early influences embraced Kompa from Haïti, salsa, West-African music, old time R&B, French and English pop and rock music as well as classical music. He has performed with many celebrated artists including Gilberto Gil, Peter Gabriel, Youssou’n’Dour, Neneh Cherry, Morcheeba, Manu Katché and Ayo and co-written songs with Richard Bona, Just Jinger and with Souad Massi. His HIFA concert will feature this extraordinary singer and guitarist with percussionist Gaetan Allard allowing Zimbabwean audiences to experience his music at its most intimate and reflective.

OPERA FOR BEGINNERS A fun and entertaining programme of popular opera for all ages; for the opera buff, the newly initiated or just plain curious! Featuring music by Mozart, Verdi, Bizet, Puccini and performances by Jacqueline Miura (soprano), Hannah Mason (mezzo-soprano), tenors Justin Lavender and Cameron Rolls, baritones Tom McVeigh and Philip Blake-Jones and pianist Jenny Trew.

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www.pascaldanae.com

Some hear echoes of Cat Stevens, Nick Drake, others Ben Harper, but Danaë’s singular musicality is entirely his own. MBCA Bank Day, Sunday 4th May 7pm, African Banking Corporation Global Stage

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Coca-Cola Day, Saturday 3rd May 11:30am, Old Mutual Recital Room

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TRIO BROz

CAPATHIA & LOUIS

www.triobroz.com

Presented by the Embassy of Italy

Presented by the Embassy of the United States of America

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Formed by sisters Barbara Broz (violin), and Giada Broz (violin and viola) and their brother Klaus Broz (violoncello), Trio Broz have achieved spectacular international competition success. Their performances include the renowned Matinèe at Schloss Mirabell in Salzburg, a soirée at the Festival Mozart Italia 2000, la Beethovengedankstätte in Vienna (2004) and the William Walton Foundation in Ischia (September 2005). Their debut CD release of chamber music by Beethoven, Ponce and Dohnányi for MV Cremona was highly praised.

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For HIFA 2008 they will present two recital programmes: Programme 1 “Serentata” Programme 2 “Viennese” Beethoven: Serenade op.8 Schubert: Satzt-Trio D471 Dohnanyi: Serenade op.10 Mozart: Divertimento KV563 “Perfection in three” Die Rheinpfalz “...real passion, precision, perfect comprehension of the different moments, from the introspective sentimentalism to the brilliant and virtuoso enthusiasm.” - L’Arena, il giornale di Verona Stanbic Bank Day, Thursday 1st May 11:30am, Old Mutual Recital Room, PROGRAMME 1 Coca-Cola Day, Saturday 3rd May 4pm, Old Mutual Recital Room, PROGRAMME 2

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Featuring Kimberly Grigsby (piano) and Dave Phillips (bass) Outstanding Broadway star Capathia Jenkins and award-winning songwriter/ performer Louis Rosen are attracting rave reviews and for their musical settings and performances of poems by African American poets. Their HIFA concert will highlight songs from ‘One Ounce of Truth: The Nikki Giovanni Songs’, ‘South Side Stories’ (words and music by Louis Rosen), ‘12 Songs on Poems by Maya Angelou’, and ‘Dream Suite: Songs in Jazz and Blues’, words by Langston Hughes. “Something quite magical can happen when a composer has a specific voice to serve as his muse.” - Chicago Sun-Times “Capathia Jenkins’ soaring voice - sweet, smart, sassy and full of soul - warmed the hearts of everyone in the audience … Rosen… has created a fine portrait of heartbreak and survival, joy and its absence, and love that endures...” - Chicago Tribune CABS Day, Wednesday 30th April 9pm, African Banking Corporation Global Stage Stanbic Bank Day, Thursday 1st May 4:30pm, African Banking Corporation Global Stage

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www.thibaultcauvin.com

THIBAULT

CAUVIN

TOSCA London Festival Opera present a highlight performance of

by Giacomo Puccini

One of the brightest classical music stars of his generation, guitarist Thibault Cauvin is also both eclectic and unconfined. He has won 13 international competitions, including the prestigious Stotsenberg International Guitar Competition in Los Angeles (USA), performed with many prestigious orchestras and been featured on television and radio programmes in more than 16 countries. His recordings have been greeted by unanimous praise and his live concerts are phenomenal. Thibault’s HIFA 2008 programme will include Sonates K1, K491 (Domenico Scarlatti), arrangements of jazz standards by Roland Dyens of Take the A train (Dizzy Gillespie), A night in Tunisia (Billy Strayhorn), Felicidade (Carlos Jobim) and Koyunbaba (Carlo Domeniconi). “One of the finest classical guitarists France has ever known” - Sud-Ouest France “The full auditorium stared in disbelief, watching Thibault may have been a similar experience to watching Paganini perform! Thibault proved not only to be a world-class guitarist; he is also quite a show-man.” - Soundboard vol. XXXI

Stanbic Bank Day, Thursday 1st May 3:15pm, Old Mutual Recital Room

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Performed by a cast of international opera singers, this is a fully costumed highlight performance of one of opera’s most revered works. The action takes place in Rome in 1800 where the painter Cavaradossi and the opera singer Tosca are lovers. Cavaradossi is imprisoned for helping a political prisoner escape and Tosca attempts to save his life by giving herself to Scarpia, the chief of Police who lusts after her. However, she stabs Scarpia before he can touch her. The opera ends with Cavaradossi dead and Tosca flinging herself to her death from the tower having been deceived by Scarpia.

Lion Lager Day, Friday 2nd May 5pm, Old Mutual Recital Room

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Presented by the Embassy of France, CULTURESFRANCE and Alliance Francaise

Tosca – Jacqueline Miura Cavaradossi – Cameron Rolls Scarpia – Tom McVeigh Pianist - Jenny Trew Production/Introduction - Philip Blake-Jones

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AFRICAN BANKING CORPORATION DAY

CABS DAY

Tuesday 29th April Time Page Show

Ticket Venue

10am-7.30pm 58-60 Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery exhibitions 10am-7pm 60 Global Quarter Craft and Design Market

Wednesday 30th April

Time Page Show

*FREE

Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery

10am-7.30pm

58-60

*FREE

Global Quarter

10am-7pm 60

Global Quarter Craft and Design Market Silent Knights - Yin & Yang

*FREE

Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery

*FREE

Global Quarter

10.30-11.30am

45 Hivos Spoken Word Programme - Showcase 1

$120 Mill

Hivos Poetry Café

10-10.45am

10.30-11.30am

43 Gods, Fate and a Librarian

$120 Mill

Old Mutual Theatre

10.30-11.30am 45

Hivos Spoken Word Programme - Session 1

11am-noon

59 Ikebana Demonstration

$100 Mill

Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery

11am-noon

As You Like It

$120 Mill

The Standard Theatre

12.15-1.15pm 13

Impumelelo Shining Stars

$140 Mill African Banking Corporation Global Stage

12.30-2.30pm 38 Victor Kudakwashe and Vimbiso

*FREE

Coca-Cola Green

12.30-1.30pm

Loupe

$140 Mill The Standard Theatre

1-2pm 20 Paulien, Willem and Peter - Programme 1

$180 Mill

Old Mutual Recital Room

12.30-1.30pm 20

Paulien, Willem and Peter - Programme 2

$180 Mill Old Mutual Recital Room

2.30-3.30pm 23 3MA

$180 Mill

African Banking Corporation Global Stage

1.30-2.30pm 38

Prince Edward School Junior Jazz Band

*FREE

3.45-4.45pm

40 Great Escape

$140 Mill

The Standard Theatre

2-3pm

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Kalanga!

4-5pm

45 Hivos Spoken Word Programme - Showcase 2

$120 Mill

Hivos Poetry Café

2-3.15pm

46

Power in the Voice

$120 Mill Old Mutual Theatre

4-5pm 17 Dido and Aeneas

$150 Mill

Old Mutual Recital Room

3-4pm 38

Kgb family hip-hop act

*FREE

4-6.30pm

41 Truth in Translation

$140 Mill

Tetrad Reps Theatre

3.30-4.30pm

46

Live Sax Acts

$140 Mill The Standard Theatre

5.10-6.10pm

48 The Liquid Element

$140 Mill

Old Mutual Theatre

4-5pm

45

Hivos Spoken Word Programme - Session 2

$120 Mill Hivos Poetry Café

5.15-6.15pm 13 Tiny Tribe

$180 Mill

African Banking Corporation Global Stage

4.45-5.45pm 10

Musica

$150 Mill Old Mutual Recital Room

6.20-7.20pm

$120 Mill

Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery workshop

5.15-6.15pm 22

Mbira Gamelan Dreams

$140 Mill African Banking Corporation Global Stage

6.20-7.20pm 38 Charles Summerfield and URJ

*FREE

Coca-Cola Green

5.30-6.30pm

40

Mark Nizer

$180 Mill Tetrad Reps Theatre

7.30-8.40pm

$250 Mill

Main Stage

6-7pm

48

The Liquid Element

$140 Mill Old Mutual Theatre

*FREE

Coca-Cola Green

6.20-7.20pm

52

Settlement

$120 Mill

Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery workshop

The Standard Theatre

6.20-7.20pm 38

Jazz Invitation with Louis Mhlanga and Prudence Katomeni

*FREE

Coca-Cola Green

$180 Mill

Tetrad Reps Theatre

7.30-8.40pm 24

The CABS Opera Gala

$250 Mill Main Stage

*FREE

African Banking Corporation Global Stage

7.30-8.30pm

I Have a Dream!...

$140 Mill The Standard Theatre

9-10pm 26

Capathia Jenkins and Louis Rosen

$180 Mill African Banking Corporation Global Stage

9.10-11.40pm

Truth in Translation

$140 Mill Tetrad Reps Theatre

Jazz Invitation with Louis Mhlanga and Prudence Katomeni

*FREE

11.45am-12.45pm 47 Loupe

52 Settlement

9 DREAMLAND

8.45-10pm 38 Charles Summerfield and URJ 9-10pm

42 I Have a Dream!...

9.15-10.15pm

40 Mark Nizer

10pm-1am 10 HIFA 2008 Bira Ceremony

*Special Price

*Special Price

*Special Price $120 Mill

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Ticket Venue

Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery exhibitions

42

47

42

41

10pm-midnight 38

*Special Price $110 Mill

The Standard Theatre

$120 Mill Hivos Poetry Café

*Special Price $110 Mill

*Special Price $120 Mill

Old Mutual Theatre

Coca-Cola Green Tetrad Reps Theatre

Coca-Cola Green

Coca-Cola Green

* FREE if you have a ticket for any show or workshop today, otherwise purchase a general admission ticket for $100 Mill.

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HIFA VENUES MAP

To 40 Cork Road

“Symphony”

HIFA Green Room

HIFA Formal Restaurant

Reservations: 0912 572 161

COCA-COLA GREEN

Advantage Carpets Studio 4

Deloit e Wal

t rpora

dio Stu io 2

Stud

Crowne Plaza Monomotapa

Hivos Poetry Café 3

kway Youth Zone Bus Stage

HIFA Main Stage

Park Lane

te. Co

Leopold Takawira Street

2nd Gate

GLOBAL QUARTER

UNI CEF in a Yo sso u cia th tion Z wit one hC Theatre hom pki ns in the Park

ZB Financial Holdings HIFA Information Booth

African Banking Corporation Global Stage

Studio 1

Settlement Venue Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery of Zimbabwe

Julius Nyere Way

PARKING

HIFA 2008

ZIMSUN MAIN GATE Park Lane

Stanbic Bank, MWEB, Portnet Corporation

The Great Indaba Room

Box Office

24 hour lighted walkway

The Standard Theatre

Samora Machel Avenue Old Mutual Theatre & Recital Room

To get to Tetrad RepsTheatre turn left into Samora Machel and left again into Sam Nujoma. Continue till Second Street Extension Shopping Centre turn left again and the theatre will be on your right.

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AFRICAN BANKING CORPORATION DAY

Tuesday 29th April Time Show

Venue

Tickets

CABS DAY

STANBIC BANK DAY

Wednesday 30th April Thursday 1st May Time Show

Venue

Tickets

Time Show

Venue

Tickets

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LION LAGER DAY

COCA-COLA DAY

Friday 2nd May

Saturday 3rd May

Time Show

Time Show

Venue

Tickets

Venue

Tickets

MBCA BANK DAY

Sunday 4th May Time Show

Venue

Tickets

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Tel: 04 495804 Email: info@nyathi.co.zw Fax: 04 498553 Website: www.nyathi.co.zw 34 Programme 08.indd 34

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LION LAGER DAY

STANBIC BANK DAY

Thursday 1st May Time Page Show

Friday 2nd May Ticket Venue

Time Page Show

Ticket Venue

Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery exhibitions

*FREE

Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery

10am-7.30pm 58-60 Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery exhibitions

*FREE

Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery

10am-7pm 60

Global Quarter Craft and Design Market

*FREE

Global Quarter

10am-7pm 60

Global Quarter Craft and Design Market

*FREE

Global Quarter

10-11am 18

Angie Nussey

$140 Mill

African Banking Corporation Global Stage

10-10.45am

Silent Knights - Yin & Yang Reading of Caryl Churchill’s “A Number” As You Like It

10am-7.30pm

58-60

*Special Price

54

*Special Price $110 Mill

10-11am

47

Stef’s Sidesplitting Hypnosis

$180 Mill

Old Mutual Theatre

10am-12.30pm

41

Truth in Translation

$140 Mill

Tetrad Reps Theatre

11am-noon

11-11.45am

45

Hivos Spoken Word Programme - Session 3

$120 Mill

Hivos Poetry Café

Noon-1pm 38

Churchill School Jazz Band

*FREE

Coca-Cola Green

Silent Words

$120 Mill

The Standard Theatre

12.30-1.30pm 46

Live Sax Acts

$140 Mill

The Standard Theatre

Daniel Lager (counter-tenor) with Jeanette Micklem (piano) $180 Mill

Old Mutual Recital Room

11.30am-12.30pm 44

*Special Price

42

$120 Mill

The Standard Theatre

10.30-11.30am 45

*Special Price $110 Mill

Hivos Poetry Café Old Mutual Theatre

11.30am-12.30pm 47

Gavin’s Bingo

$180 Mill

Great Indaba Room

12.30-1.30pm 17

11.30am-12.30pm 26

Trio Broz Programme 1

$180 Mill

Old Mutual Recital Room

1.30-2.30pm 38

Prince Edward School Pop Band

*FREE

Coca-Cola Green

Noon-1pm 38

Prince Edward School Senior Jazz Band

*FREE

Coca-Cola Green

2-3pm 60

Fashion Factory Statement

*FREE

Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery

1-2pm 16

Herbert Kinobe and Michael Ouma

$180 Mill

African Banking Corporation Global Stage

2-3pm

47

Gavin’s Bingo

$180 Mil

Great Indaba Room

51

Wings

$150 Mil

Tetrad Reps Theatre

2-3pm 14

Chiwoniso with Trio Ivoire

$200 Mill

Main Stage

2-2.45pm

3-4pm

Hivos Spoken Word Programme - Session 4

$120 Mill

Hivos Poetry Café

3.15-4.15pm 18

Angie Nussey

$180 Mill

African Banking Corporation Global Stage

3-4pm 22

Mbira Koto Vibrations

*FREE

Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery

3.15-4.15pm

48

The Liquid Element

$140 Mill

Old Mutual Theatre

3.15-4.15pm

Tokoloshe Come and Go

$180 Mill

The Standard Theatre

4.15-5.15pm

45

Hivos Spoken Word Programme - Session 5

$120 Mill

Hivos Poetry Café

44

Silent Words

$140 Mill

The Standard Theatre

45

48

*Special Price

3.15-4.15pm 27

Thibault Cauvin

$180 Mill

Old Mutual Recital Room

4.30-5.30pm

3.30-4.30pm

50

Fin

$140 Mill

Tetrad Reps Theatre

5-6pm 27

Tosca

$180 Mill

Old Mutual Recital Room

4.30-5.30pm

43

Callate!

$140 Mill

Old Mutual Theatre

5.30-6.30pm 23

Max Wild Band

$180 Mill

African Banking Corporation Global Stage

Capathia Jenkins and Louis Rosen

$180 Mill

African Banking Corporation Global Stage

5.30-6.30pm

51

Kalanga!

$140 Mill

Tetrad Reps Theatre

Coca-Cola Green

6-7pm

50

A Midsummer Night’s Tree

$180 Mill

40 Cork Road

4.30-5.30pm 26 5.45-7.20pm 38

Transit Crew

5.45-7.15pm 39

Jazz Invitation with Louis Mhlanga and Prudence Katomeni $180 Mill

Coca-Cola Green Satellite Stage – Great Indaba Room

6.10-7.10pm

43

Gods, Fate and a Librarian

$140 Mill

Old Mutual Theatre

6-7pm 10

Trio 202

$180 Mill

Old Mutual Recital Room

6.30-7.30pm 38

Luba Blues with Jovan Ilic

*FREE

Coca-Cola Green

6.20-7.20pm

Settlement

$120 Mill

Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery workshop

7.30-8.40pm 12

Freshlyground

$250 Mill

Main Stage

Trio Ivoire

$180 Mill

African Banking Corporation Global Stage

Tokoloshe Come and Go

$180 Mill

The Standard Theatre

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*FREE

7.30-8.40pm 19

Dobet Gnahore

$250 Mill

Main Stage

9-10pm 16

7.30-8.30pm

46

Live Sax Acts

$140 Mill

The Standard Theatre

9-10pm

8-9pm

46

The Two Leaders I Know

$120 Mill

Old Mutual Theatre

9-10.30pm 39

Charles Summerfield and URJ

$150 Mill

Coca-Cola Green Satellite Stage – Great Indaba Room

$180 Mill

African Banking Corporation Global Stage

9.30-10.30pm 54

John/Allen Project Unruly Twist

$140 Mill

Tetrad Reps Theatre

Luba Blues with Jovan Ilic

*FREE

Coca-Cola Green

Toby2shoes

*FREE

Coca-Cola Green

9-10pm 21

André Abujamra

*Special Price

48

Wings

$180 Mill

Tetrad Reps Theatre

10pm-midnight 38

10-11pm 38

Transit Crew

*FREE

Coca-Cola Green

Midnight-2am 38

11pm-1am 38

DJ Olly

*FREE

Coca-Cola Green

9.30-10.15pm

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COCA-COLA DAY

MBCA BANK DAY

Saturday 3rd May Time Page Show 10am-7.30pm

58-60

Sunday 4th May Ticket Venue

Time Page Show

Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery exhibitions

*FREE

Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery

10am-7.30pm

10am-7pm 60

Global Quarter Craft and Design Market

*FREE

Global Quarter

10-11am

47

Stef’s Sidesplitting Hypnosis

$180 Mill

Old Mutual Theatre

10-11.15am

52

National Ballet - Dance Determination

$150 Mill

Tetrad Reps Theatre

10.30-11.15am

45

Hivos Spoken Word Programme - Session 6

$120 Mill

11.30am-12.30pm 22

Outpost – Mbira meets Jazz

$140 Mill

11.30am-12.30pm 25

Opera for Beginners

*Special Price $150 Mill

12.45-1.45pm 17

Nathalie Natiembe

1-2.20pm

44

Curry Tales

1-2pm

42

Everyday Heroes

*Special Price

58-60

Ticket Venue

Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery exhibitions

*FREE

Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery

10am-7pm 60

Global Quarter Craft and Design Market

*FREE

Global Quarter

10-11.15am

National Ballet - Dance Determination

$150 Mill

Tetrad Reps Theatre

10.30-11.30am 45

Hivos Spoken Word Programme - Session 8

$120 Mill

Hivos Poetry Café

Hivos Poetry Café

11.30am-12.50pm 44

Curry Tales

$140 Mill

The Standard Theatre

African Banking Corporation Global Stage

Noon-1pm 25

Sandra Ndebele

$140 Mill

African Banking Corporation Global Stage

Old Mutual Recital Room

Noon-1pm

Gavin’s Bingo

$180 Mill

Great Indaba Room

$150 Mill

Main Stage

1.30-2.40pm 20

Les Amazones de Guinee

$200 Mill

Main Stage

$140 Mill

The Standard Theatre

2-3pm

43

Callate!

$140 Mill

Old Mutual Theatre

$120 Mill

Old Mutual Theatre

2.45-3.45pm

45

Hivos Spoken Word Programme - Session 9

$120 Mill

Hivos Poetry Café

*FREE

Coca-Cola Green

3-4.30pm 39

Formula Band

$140 Mill

Coca-Cola Green Satellite Stage – Great Indaba Room

$140 Mill

African Banking Corporation Global Stage

3.15-4.15pm

40

Great Escape

$140 Mill

The Standard Theatre

52

47

1.45-2.30pm 38

Churchill School Jazz Band

2.30-3.30pm 23

Max Wild Band

2.30-3.30pm

47

Gavin’s Bingo

$180 Mill

Great Indaba Room

3.15-4.15pm 17

Dido & Aneas

$150 Mill

Old Mutual Recital Room

2.30-3.30pm

53

Miroto Dance Company

$140 Mill

Tetrad Reps Theatre

3.30-4.30pm 60

Fashion Factory Statement

*FREE

Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery

4-5pm

45

Hivos Spoken Word Programme - Session 7

$120 Mill

Hivos Poetry Café

3.30-4.30pm

John/Allen Project - Unruly Twist

$140 Mill

Tetrad Reps Theatre

4-5pm 26

Trio Broz Programme 2

$180 Mill

Old Mutual Recital Room

3.45-5pm 39

Reverb

*FREE

Coca-Cola Green

5.15-6.15pm

The Two Leaders I Know

$140 Mill

Old Mutual Theatre

4.30-5.30pm

Stef’s Sidesplitting Hypnosis

$180 Mill

Old Mutual Theatre

5.20-6.20pm 21

Helder Moutinho and Ricardo Parreira

$180 Mill

African Banking Corporation Global Stage

5-6pm 16

Trio Ivoire

$180 Mill

African Banking Corporation Global Stage

6-6.45pm

Wings

$180 Mill

Tetrad Reps Theatre

5.40-6.40pm

Tokoloshe Come and Go

$180 Mill

The Standard Theatre

6.30-8pm 38

Roki, Edene and Stuff de Peso

*FREE

Coca-Cola Green

6-7pm 39

Prince Edward School Jazz Band

*FREE

Coca-Cola Green

6.30-7.50pm

Curry Tales

$140 Mill

The Standard Theatre

6.30-7.30pm

42

Everyday Heroes

$140 Mill

Old Mutual Theatre

6.30-7.20pm 18

African Voice GoSatirical…GoSpiritual

$150 Mill

Old Mutual Recital Room

6.30-7.30pm

53

Tumbuka with Hyacinthe Abdoulaye Tobio

$140 Mill

Tetrad Reps Theatre

8-9.10pm 11

Canaman

$250 Mill

Main Stage

7-8pm 25

Pascal Danae

$180 Mill

African Banking Corporation Global Stage

8-9.30pm 39

Luba Blues with Jovan Ilic

$180 Mill

Coca-Cola Green Satellite Stage – Great Indaba Room

7.10-8.10pm

A Midsummer Night’s Tree

$180 Mill

40 Cork Road

8-9pm

43

Callate!

$140 Mill

Old Mutual Theatre

7.30-8.20pm 16

Arctic Trio

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A Midsummer Night’s Tree

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40 Cork Road

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Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits with guests $250 Mill

Main Stage

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Amel Mathlouthi

$180 Mill

African Banking Corporation Global Stage

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Q Montana

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Coca-Cola Green

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Tumbuka with Hyacinthe Abdoulaye Tobio

$140 Mill

Tetrad Reps Theatre

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Visiting DJ Session

*FREE

Coca-Cola Green

Coca-Cola DJ Party

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TRANSIT CREW

LUBA BLUES

GREEN Coca-Cola Green is the social hub of HIFA 2008. When you’re experiencing cultural overload or applause-fatigue, take a seat in Coca-Cola Green - HIFA’s fun, chill-out area. Before or after shows, be sure to sample the fantastic fare offered on the Green. From fast food to fine dining, there’s something for every taste. Take time, take out, or take five – HIFA 2008 spoils you for choice with curries, Portuguese specialities, traditional meals, kebabs, burgers, hot dogs, braai, bars, a glass of wine (or two) at the Mukuyu Wine Bar or a full meal at the Formal Restaurant and Festival Wine Bar, SYMPHONY – for menu details and reservations call Maxine on 851736/8 or 0912 572 161.

COCA-COLA GREEN MUSIC PROGRAMME The programme this year features regional and international collaborations as well as a new satellite stage in the Great Indaba Room, inside the nearby Crowne Plaza Monomotapa Hotel. Afro jazz, reggae, gospel, urban grooves, blues or Latino, the two Coca-Cola Green stages have it all!

AFRICAN BANKING CORPORATION DAY, TUESDAY 29TH APRIL 12.30-2.30pm Victor Kudakwashe and Vimbiso New stars of the Zimbabwean gospel scene. 6.20-7.20pm Charles Summerfield and URJ 8.45-10pm Charles Summerfield and URJ A distinctive fusion of Latin, afro jazz and neo soul.

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ES CHARL LD 1.30-2.30pm Prince Edward School Junior Jazz Band JAZZ I ERFIE 3-4pm Kgb family hip-hop act NVITAT SUMM ION 6.20-7.20pm Jazz Invitation with Louis Mhlanga and Prudence Katomeni 10pm-midnight Jazz Invitation with Louis Mhlanga and Prudence Katomeni A collaboration featuring internationally renowned Afro jazz artists.

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STANBIC BANK DAY, THURSDAY 1ST MAY Noon-1pm Prince Edward School Senior Jazz Band 5.45-7.20pm Transit Crew 10-11pm Transit Crew An eight piece reggae group from Zimbabwe. 11pm-1am DJ Olly A mellow set with a cool West African vibe.

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LION LAGER DAY, FRIDAY 2ND MAY Noon-1pm Churchill School Jazz Band 1.30-2.30pm Prince Edward School Pop Band Q MONTANA 6.30-7.30pm Luba Blues with Jovan Ilic 10pm-midnight Luba Blues with Jovan Ilic Serbian singer and harp player Jovan Ilic has performed at festivals all over the world. Collaborating with long time friends, the Luba Blues Band, they bring the blues to Coca-Cola Green. Midnight-2am Toby2shoes High-energy Balkanology DJ

COCA-COLA DAY, SATURDAY 3RD MAY 1.45-2.30pm Churchill School Jazz Band 6.30-8pm Roki, Edene and Stuff de Peso Urban Groove is the RnB/Hip hop sound of Zimbabwe – this set features well known artists Roki and Edene in collaboration with Angolan group, Stuff de Peso.

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MBCA BANK DAY, SUNDAY 4TH MAY 3.45-5pm Reverb Inspiring Gospel sounds. 6-7pm Prince Edward School Senior Jazz Band 10-11.30pm Q Montana Talented young Afro-jazz artist. 11.30pm-1am Visiting DJ’s on the Green

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STANBIC BANK DAY, THURSDAY 1ST MAY 5.45-7.15pm Jazz Invitation with Louis Mhlanga and Prudence Katomeni

Lion Lager Day, Friday 2nd May 9-10.30pm Charles Summerfield and URJ

Coca-Cola Day, Saturday 3rd May 8-9.30pm Luba Blues with Jovan Ilic

MBCA Bank Day, Sunday 4th May 3-4.30pm Formula Band presented by Embassy of France, CULTURESFRANCE, Alliance Francaise and Centre Culturel Franco-Namibien (Windhoek) Formula Band from Namibia will have you dancing to their Shambo melodies, traditional Oshiwambo music fused with modern music instruments, as well as roots reggae, dancehall and afro-beat. Live the Coke side of life at the city’s most happening venue, with music, dancing and twilight partying well into the night!

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GREAT ESCAPE MARK NIZER

The Zimbabwean premiere of a new play by Andrew Whaley Presented by Pamberi Trust, African Synergy and Global Arts Trust

When a mob of angry mourners pursues Osborn at Jay-Jay’s hectic burial, Memory leads him underground to safety. Is this really salvation? Can a fantastical creation called Son of the Soil take them to a promised land? Or, is their magical-real journey an encounter with destiny – where nobody escapes who they are or what they’ve done? From an accomplished playwright – in a country where truth can be stranger than fiction, and your brother might be your keeper and your tormentor – Osborn and Memory’s Great Escape is a vivid, funny, light-and-dark exploration of hell and home, alienation and belonging. Hold onto your seats because, hey……Life’s A Ditch!

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African Banking Corporation Day, Tuesday 29th April 3:45pm, The Standard Theatre MBCA Bank Day, Sunday 4th May 3:15pm, The Standard Theatre

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COMEDY JUGGLER

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Since winning the International Juggling Championships, Mark has taken his one man show to thousands of venues around the world, including The Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 3 times. Entertainment Magazine raves, “Without a doubt the hottest juggler on the entertainment market, Mark Nizer is simply incredible.” A unique combination of original comedy, world class juggling, movement, music and technology that was described by Performance Magazine as “nothing less than brilliant”.

“One of the best practitioners of the art.” Los Angeles Times

African Banking Corporation Day, Tuesday 29th April 9.15pm, Tetrad Reps Theatre CABS Day, Wednesday 30th April 5:30pm, Tetrad Reps Theatre

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Presented by the European Commision and HIVOS

A Colonnades Theatre Lab/Market Theatre Production Conceived and directed by Michael Lessac Music by Hugh Masekela Book by Paavo Tom Tammi, Michael Lessac and the Original Company of Truth in Translation actors

The story of an evolutionary step for humanity, a moment in time, when South Africans were asked to forgive the past to survive the future. With music by the legendary Hugh Masekela, a cast that includes some of South Africa’s leading actors and a script that uses verbatim statements from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) hearings that began in April 1996, this unprecedented theatrical phenomenon is “innovative, surprisingly funny in places and consistently moving.” (Time Magazine)

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‘One of the most important theatrical events of our time.’ - The Writing Studio

The dialogue provoked by the associated workshops and the personal interaction between the actors and their international audiences, will go on to be the subject of a feature length documentary film.

African Banking Corporation Day, Tuesday 29th April 4pm, Tetrad Reps Theatre • CABS Day, Wednesday 30th April 9:10pm, Tetrad Reps Theatre • Stanbic Bank Day, Thursday 1st May 10am, Tetrad Reps Theatre

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‘…Truth in Translation is more than a remarkable stage production. It is a testament to the human need to reconcile, and an examination of our capacity to do so.’ - Time Magazine

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‘I HAVE A DREAM!...’ - A BATTLE CRY FOR SURVIVAL Presented by the Chaos Factory & The Young Africa Skills Centre Directed by Sonia Norris Created by Sharon Bayly, Wesley Connor, Sonia Norris and performers from The Young Africa Skills Centre Is hope a rebellious act? When we look around at the world we live in, dreaming seems to be the ultimate Act of Determination - a battle cry for survival. A performance developed in collaboration with Canadian theatre company The Chaos Factory and Zimbabwean artists from The Young Africa Skills Centre in Chitungwisa, this is a unique collaboration that rockets through the hopes of Zimbabweans and Canadians, all determined to declare, against all odds: ‘I HAVE A DREAM!...’

EVERYDAY HEROES

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African Banking Corporation Day, Tuesday 29th April 9pm, The Standard Theatre CABS Day, Wednesday 30th April 7:30pm, The Standard Theatre

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For the first time, Zimbabwe is taking part in the International Schools Shakespeare Festival, an initiative that aims to increase worldwide interest amongst young people in performing Shakespeare. HIFA will be part of the new Shakespeare International event, Shakespeare 24, an extraordinary worldwide day of performance. Beginning in New Zealand and ending 24 hours later in Hawaii, youth theatres and school groups will stage abridged plays at 7pm in their respective time zones on Wednesday April 23rd, Shakespeare’s birthday. In addition, the Zimbabwean entry will be performed twice during HIFA. The Zimbabwean production is an abridged version of “As You Like It” written by Martin Lamb and Penelope Middelboe. This is a colourful, contemporary Zimbabwean adaptation of the Bard – Shakespeare with a funky local twist… just as you like it. A Kevin Hanssen Production directed by Renée Mostert. CABS Day, Wednesday 30th April 11am, Old Mutual Theatre Lion Lager Day, Friday 2nd May 11am, Old Mutual Theatre

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Presented by British Council An emotional journey that follows a woman’s search for meaning and redemption. Shungu is an indomitable survivor, traumatised by her experiences during the war of liberation. A reunion, a confession and a confrontation mark one momentous Heroes Day and change her life forever… Written by Patrick Mahlasera and directed by Elton Mjanana with Blessing Hungwe, the cast includes Pretty Xaba, James Mukindidzwa and Larry Ndoro. This play receives its World Premiere at HIFA 2008 as a part of the HIFA-DIRECT project, a training and mentoring initiative for Zimbabwean writers and theatre directors presented in partnership with British Council, Young Vic (London) and International Workshop Festival. Coca-Cola Day, Saturday 3rd May 1pm, Old Mutual Theatre MBCA Bank Day, Sunday 4th May 6:30pm, Old Mutual Theatre

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GODS, FATE AND A LIBRARIAN

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Best described as manic, mythical mayhem, this South African production investigates religion, politics and 101 different ways to use a ladder. Three Fates have three days to bring together three humans in order to avoid the Apocalypse – had all gone according to plan this would have been a piece of cake… Co-written by Erica Glyn-Jones and Haidee Crowe with a strong artistic influence from Michael Pearce, this one act play, which will receive its Zimbabwean premiére at HIFA, takes a light look at the heavier topics in life – and careful… you may just leave the theatre believing exactly what you believed when you arrived. Cast: Artistic Direction:

Haidee Crowe, Erica Glyn-Jones, Lukhanyo Gxshe Michael Pearce

African Banking Corporation Day, Tuesday 29th April 10:30am, Old Mutual Theatre Lion Lager Day, Friday 2nd May 6:10pm, Old Mutual Theatre

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CALLATE! Slapstick nonsense and well honed tomfoolery are top of the agenda as this talented trio of Mexican clowns takes the audience on a madcap ride, complete with retributions, green-eyed jealousy and lust. The costumes are suitably lavish, so too the fairytale set. The scattered use of film and comedy strobe lighting borrows from clichés of early 20th century Mexican silent movies, and adds new layers of meaning to an already jolly picture. Directed by British director Cal McCrystal, this Mexican feast of wild comedy is an absolute joy!

Presented by the Prince Claus Fund

“Callate invokes the spirits of Spike Milligan and the Marks Brothers. ...the clowning and tumbling continue throughout making Callate a hilarious hour spent on the Fringe”. - The Stage “If you like The Mighty Boosh, you may well dig Callate’s endless spoofing of Mills and Boon and Mexican soap clichés. The trio on stage exhibit invention and energy that has the audience gripping its sides throughout this rooting, tooting all singing, all disco dancing rib tickler.” - The Guardian

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Performed by Adriana Duch, Darina Robles and Adrian Vasquez Stanbic Bank Day, Thursday 1st May 4:30pm, Old Mutual Theatre Coca-Cola Day, Saturday 3rd May 8pm, Old Mutual Theatre MBCA Bank Day, Sunday 4th May 2pm, Old Mutual Theatre

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CURRY TALES Presented by the British Embassy

Written and performed by Rani Moorthy Directed by Linda Marlowe Designer - Rachana Jadhav Video - Arthur Smith Lighting Designer - Jake Taylor Music - Jaydev Mistry By turns hilarious and moving, Curry Tales explores how this spice filled dish is a source of identity and power for the South Asian cook who can captivate the taste buds, manipulating emotions as she asks, “Who deserves my curry?”. Feeding the audience with food she has prepared on stage, Rani uses curry in a series of monologues to uncover character and personality, stories and secrets. A British theatre event to tickle the taste buds. “Great fun... there is enough nourishment in these stories to make you leave feeling satisfied” **** The Guardian

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“Delicious...comic, powerfully moving...an absorbing play” **** The Times

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“Tour de force performance from Rani Moothy...an intelligent and meticulously executed piece of theatre...” Time Out “A red-hot combination of storytelling and cooking... “ Eastern Eye

Coca-Cola Day, Saturday 3rd May 1pm and 6:30pm, The Standard Theatre MBCA Bank Day, Sunday 4th May 11:30am, The Standard Theatre

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SILENT WORDS

Presented by British Council How thin is the line between the world we know and the world that’s unseen… a world that constantly shapes our destiny in spite of ourselves? Takunda finds himself tangled between these two worlds, caught in the divide between his reality and a world beyond our own, fighting ancient entities in a race to save his soul and find his redemption. Written by Tawanda Mutero Kanengoni Directed by Kudzai Chambaira and Gift Marovatsanga Featuring Tichaona Mutore, Eddington Hatitongwe, Edith Katiji, Barbara Vhengedza, Chipo Chikara, Veerla Lens and Greg Mizon This play receives its World Premiere at HIFA 2008 as a part of the HIFA-DIRECT project, a training and mentoring initiative for Zimbabwean writers and theatre directors presented in partnership with British Council, Young Vic (London) and International Workshop Festival.

Stanbic Bank Day, Thursday 1st May 11:30am, The Standard Theatre Lion Lager Day, Friday 2nd May 4:30pm, The Standard Theatre

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Curated by Chirikure Chirikure, the sessions showcase collaborations among the artists, fusing different performance styles, languages, musical instruments and energy into a communal expression of determination.

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AFRICAN BANKING CORPORATION DAY, TUESDAY 29TH APRIL 10.30-11.30am Showcase 1: Presentation of participating artists Nqobile Malinga Outspoken and The Essence Origin Chirikure Chirikure with Filbert Marova & Linn Heidi Anderson (Norway) 4-5pm Showcase 2: Presentation of participating artists Shailja Patel (Kenya) Ticha Muzavazi Nyengeterai Zembe Comrade Fatso with Josh Meck Dominican Convent Girls’ Mbira Ensemble CABS DAY, WEDNESDAY 30TH APRIL 10.30-11.30am Session 1 Outspoken and The Essence Elizabeth Muchemwa Dominican Convent School Girls’ Mbira Ensemble

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STANBIC BANK DAY, THURSDAY 1ST MAY 11-11.45am Session 3 Nyengeterai Zembe Origin Tapfuma Jongwe Filbert Marova & Linn Heidi Anderson (Norway) 3-4pm Session 4 Shailja Patel (Kenya) FATSO Nqobile Malinga Ignatius Mabasa Dominican Convent School Girls’ Mbira Ensemble

COCA-COLA DAY, SATURDAY 3RD MAY 10.30-11.15am Session 6 Nqobile Malinga Nyengeterai Zembe Michael Mabew Comrade Fatso with Josh Meck 4-5pm Session 7 Shailja Patel (Kenya) OUTSP OKEN Outspoken and The Essence Chirikure Chirikure with Filbert Marova & Linn Heidi Anderson (Norway) MBCA BANK DAY, SUNDAY 4TH MAY 10.30-11.30am Session 8 Nyengeterai Zembe Comrade Fatso with Josh Meck Robson Shoes Outspoken

LION LAGER DAY, FRIDAY 2ND MAY 10.30-11.30am Play reading session Led by Young Vic director, Matthew Dunster, a reading of Caryl Churchill’s astonishing play, “A Number” which was first staged at the Royal Court Theatre in London, with Michael Gambon and Daniel Craig directed by Stephen Daldry. The quality of the dramatic poetry and the scale of the ideas has thrilled audiences and challenged sensibilities. This is a story about family betrayal and the future of genetics. 4.15-5.15pm Session 5 Tsitsi Dangarembga Nthabi Mofokeng (South Africa) Outspoken and The Essence

2.45-3.45pm Session 9 Shailja Patel (Kenya) Nthabi Mofokeng (South Africa)

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HIFA 2008 celebrates the power of the voice, the pleasure of rhythm and the art of poetry with artists drawn from African countries that are dealing with conflict of various kinds … Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

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THE TWO LEADERS I KNOW Like many Zimbabwean artists, prominent Zimbabwean theatre practitioner Daves Guzha’s life and work is informed by the wars, riots, sanctions, food shortages, price-controls etc. experienced under the rule of the two leaders who have been in power during his lifetime. He tells his story in this one-man stage production that is both sharply satirical and a moving personal evaluation of political consequences. A Zimbabwean Premiére Written by Stephen Chifunyise and Raisedon Baya Performed by Daves Guzha Directed by Helge Skoog Stanbic Bank Day, Thursday 1st May 8pm, Old Mutual Theatre Coca-Cola Day, Saturday 3rd May 5:15pm, Old Mutual Theatre

POWER IN THE VOICE ZIMBABWEAN FINALS Presented by British Council

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Power in the Voice (PIV) is a British Council project aimed at encouraging young creative thinkers and performers to develop their skills in spoken word performance, rap, storytelling as well as street art, creative writing, competitions, collaborative workshops, exhibitions and talks. It’s a celebration of young people finding their voices and expressing themselves.

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The Finals at HIFA will select the Zimbabwean teams who will go on to compete in the PIV Grand Final in Botswana in August where they will showcase their talent alongside groups from the region. The performances by the amazingly talented Zimbabwean finalists from Harare and Bulawayo range from traditional to modern with a diversity of messages that weave a tapestry of stories and colours, tapping into a wealth of oral and performance traditions. This event will include a performance by guest South African hip-hop poet and PIV judge, Nthabi. CABS Day, Wednesday 30th April 2pm, Old Mutual Theatre

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In a disarmingly cheery and inventively rhythmic deconstruction of male aggression, multidisciplinary performers Dan Froot and David Dorfman turn whole libraries of behavioral studies into 3 satirical duets. BULL

“Winningly vaudevillian...”, a humorous exploration of the violent and sensual sides of male-male relationships.

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Crazed brokers buying and selling, bargaining about their shared history.

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Bare chested, Froot and Dorfman dance and play saxophones, examining the competitive nature of male relationships. ‘Live Sax Acts’ remains deft, funny and devastatingly on target from first to last.” The Los Angeles Times “Both the talk and the physical performances are daring and practiced pieces of surrealistic tomfoolery.” The New York Times CABS Day, Wednesday 30th April 3.30pm, The Standard Theatre Stanbic Bank Day, Thursday 1st May 7:30pm, The Standard Theatre Lion Lager Day, Friday 2nd May 12:30pm, The Standard Theatre

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WITH CHRIS, NAZ, IMRAAN, NABEELA, RENE, BORIS, ANDREW, CHIEDZA, CRAIG, KEVIN, BILLY AND DJ TAILZ Stanbic Bank Day, Thursday 1st May 11:30am, Great Indaba Room • Lion Lager Day, Friday 2nd May 2pm, Great Indaba Room Coca-Cola Day, Saturday 3rd May 2:30pm, Great Indaba Room • MBCA Bank Day, Sunday 4th May Noon, Great Indaba Room

STEF’S SIDESPLITTING HYPNOSIS Stage hypnosis presented at HIFA for the first time! For the past 8 years, the effervescent Stephane Juncker has made billionaire Arab sheiks, Springbok rugby players, supermodels and the boy next-door all “sleep”. This is a mind-boggling, extreme, fast-paced show featuring the hilarious reactions of volunteers from the audience who agree to put themselves under the spell of Stef’s voice. Audience participation takes on a whole new meaning when volunteers are quickly placed into a hypnotic trance and transformed into being washing machines, famous people, headmasters and ballet dancers. Regarded as one of the world’s finest stage hypnotists, Stef has mesmerised audiences in more than 70 countries. A HIFA show with a difference and one definitely not to be missed! This show is completely safe and members of the audience will not be pressured to volunteer.

Stanbic Bank Day, Thursday 1st May 10am, Old Mutual Theatre Coca-Cola Day, Saturday 3rd May 10am, Old Mutual Theatre MBCA Bank Day, Sunday 4th May 4:30pm, Old Mutual Theatre

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LOUPE Presented by British Council In a homophobic political environment, family bonds are put to the test as Sizwe confronts the truth about himself. While his brother Kilem, a party commissar, wrestles with his political ideology and family loyalty, their parents try desperately to keep the family together. From the writer of NOMO 4PLAY at HIFA 2007 comes a story that pushes family bonds to the limit. Will they hold? Take a look through the LOUPE (magnifying glass). This play receives its World Premiere at HIFA 2008 as a part of the HIFA-DIRECT project, a training and mentoring initiative for Zimbabwean writers and theatre directors presented in partnership with British Council, Young Vic (London) and International Workshop Festival. Written by Mandisi Gobodi * ADULT AUDIENCES ONLY

www.stefandfriends.com African Banking Corporation Day, Tuesday 29th April 11:45am, The Standard Theatre CABS Day, Wednesday 30th April 12:30pm, The Standard Theatre

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THE LIQUID ELEMENT TOKOLOSHE COME & GO A show about water Presented by the Embassy of Brazil A story of modern day heroes, forced to confront the transformation of their lives and their planet. Supervised by Fabiana de Melo e Sousa, from the French group Teatre du Soleil, this play brings together famed Brazilian actress Jac Fagundes, with graphic designer Muti Randolph, lighting designer Maneco Quinderé and fashion styltist, Felipe Veloso in a multi-media performance that is both poetic and scientific. The show brings to the stage Water as an element, as an emotion and as a transforming agent.

The Neon Anthems presents wacky, African story-telling madness. Liam Magner and Jacobus van Heerden, Durban’s multi award winning comedy duo, take audiences on a trip through the mighty umZimkulu village! Physical theatre meets Monty Python in a highly entertaining display of music, muscle and mayhem. A tale of bravery, betrayal and love, this must-see show sold out at the Hilton and Grahamstown festivals. “Liam Magner and Jacobus van Heerden ride a deliciously dangerous line in their outrageously funny production ‘Tokoloshe Come and Go’ “ (DAILY NEWS).

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To take care of others, of the planet, of Water, is not a responsibility, but an opportunity…

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African Banking Corporation Day, Tuesday 29th April 5:10pm, Old Mutual Theatre CABS Day, Wednesday 30th April 6pm, Old Mutual Theatre Lion Lager Day, Friday 2nd May 3:15pm, Old Mutual Theatre

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Stanbic Bank Day, Thursday 1st May 3:15pm, The Standard Theatre Lion Lager Day, Friday 2nd May 9pm, The Standard Theatre MBCA Bank Day, Sunday 4th May 5:40pm, The Standard Theatre

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FINFIN FIN FIN

Performed by the Augusto Cuvillas Dance Company

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This performance, by one of Mozambique’s premiére dance companies, is dedicated to Augusto who was killed in Mozambique at the end of last year. The HIFA 2008 performance is the last to be presented by his much-admired company. We are near the end What are we looking for? We are specialists in self-destruction, emptiness, indifference And yet everything is based on hope… An emotional dance performance about shared human compassion and the hidden anguish of four women reaching their limit of endurance. Choreography: Augusto Cuvilas • Dancers: Ana Jõao, Chimène Costa, Julieta Khau, Katia Manjate Music: Manuel Estrada • Video: Panu Kari • Costumes: Maria Elisa Chim • Lights: Jose Cesar Sambo

Stanbic Bank Day, Thursday 1st May 3:30pm, Tetrad Reps Theatre

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S TREE Presented by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Zimbabwe-German Society/Goethe-Zentrum Harare and ZIMOCO

Using spectacular circus skills including aerial performance, hip-hop acrobatics and a male cabaret chanteuse and belly dancer, the show tells the story of a young man in love with the lady in the moon. With performances by international circus artists, the show also features Zimbabwean performers including Zane E. Lucas as Narrator, who will collaborate with this highly accomplished German company. For lovers of world-class acrobatics, dreamers and romantics of all ages, the show will take place in the garden of Kwamambo at 40 Cork Road. Mulled wine and delicious savoury rolls will be on sale. Bring a blanket and picnic under the stars. Texts by Rosie Mitchell ‘..a spectacle to behold … a not-to-be-missed night out’ SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY after sold-out performances at Edinburgh Festival

Lion Lager Day, Friday 2nd May 6pm, 40 Cork Road Coca-Cola Day, Saturday 3rd May 8pm, 40 Cork Road MBCA Bank Day, Sunday 4th May 7:10pm, 40 Cork Road

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Presented by W. K. Kellogg Foundation In a place where modernisation meets antiquity, the spirit of the Kalanga flourishes. It whispers from the dusty Matebele earth, the Marula trees, the bicycles and the cattle, it congregates with resounding energy and life in every drumbeat and shake of the rattle; every movement a solid declaration of life, determination and self worth. This astonishing Festival show is a proud affirmation of the community’s passion and energy, values and beliefs, hopes and dreams. Devised in partnership with and performed by the Kalanga community in Bulilima-Mangwe district, this is a unique performance specially commissioned for HIFA 2008.

WINGS

Performed by Cirkus KhaOom! Presented by the Royal Norwegian Embassy

A poetic and intimate performance with two circus performers/actors and two musicians, ‘Wings’ is an ethereal performance about the courage to break free from old patterns and the determination to embrace the unknown. Rolf Jacobsen’s poem “Du fugl” (“You bird”) was the starting point for the piece which is performed by Norway’s premiere experimental musical circus company. ‘Wings’ is an acrobatic spectacle and a sensual delight. The skills exchange/workshop element of this project is part of a large scale development programme at HIFA supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy.

KALANGA! Choreographed by Mathias Julius Directed by Kevin Hanssen

There is also a display of Kalanga craft using recycled materials as well as basket weaving and a new book of proverbs produced by HIFA on sale in the Global Quarter.

CABS Day, Wednesday 30th April 2pm, Tetrad Reps Theatre Lion Lager Day, Friday 2nd May 5:30pm, Tetrad Reps Theatre

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Hand to hand/Aerial silk / trapez - Sanna Warsell Double bass - Egil Stemkens Guitar - Ørnulv Snortheim

www.cirkus-khaoom.com

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The Dance Trust of Zimbabwe presents

DANCE DETERMINATION A performance by the much-loved National Ballet Company We dance for Laughter, We dance for Tears, We dance for Madness, We dance for Fears, We dance for Hopes, We dance for Screams, We are the Dancers, We create the Dreams.

SETTLEMENT a place where humans live Presented by Africalia Performed by members of SOIT and 15 Zimbabwean dancers and physical performers A unique constructed environment and performance that accommodates different notions of ‘settlement’, a concept with many different interpretations and with a particularly emotional significance for Zimbabweans. Over a period of 2 weeks, Hans Van den Broeck, Artistic Director of the Belgian contemporary dance company SOIT, and members of his company will collaborate with a diverse group of local performers to create a temporary settlement with material found or collected. The performances are the culmination of this process of construction and sharing.

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Photo – Sam James Coca-Cola Day, Saturday 3rd May 10am, Tetrad Reps Theatre MBCA Bank Day, Sunday 4th May 10am, Tetrad Reps Theatre

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African Banking Corporation Day, Tuesday 29th April 6:20pm, Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery workshop area CABS Day, Wednesday 30th April 6:20pm, Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery workshop area Stanbic Bank Day, Thursday 1st May 6:20pm, Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery workshop area

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TUMBUKA Tumbuka Contemporary Dance Company With guest performance by Hyacinthe Abdoulaye Tobio

Sangano- The Meeting: a compelling performance embodying Zimbabwe’s premier contemporary dance company’s signature energy, wit and pan-African, multi-cultural inspiration. While we try to explain and theorise about existence, life goes on… Acclaimed dancer and choreographer Hyacinthe Abdoulaye Tobio performs “Pleurs au pays bien amie” - Tears for the Beloved Country. Using the literary work of his compatriot Koulsy Lamko, this piece is a moving response to the fighting in his native Chad.

One of Indonesia’s most prominent dance professionals, Miroto has become internationally

Choreography and performance: Hyacinthe Abdoulaye Tobio Video: Ivan Boccara and Aude Moreau Music: Roberto Manes, Tam-tam foli, Pyramique

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renowned for his use of both Javanese trance-dance and modern dance technique as a way of creating harmony between himself and his internal and external selves. A fascinating combination of the refined elegance of Javanese court dance and the lithe power Miroto acquired in the Western dance world, this performance features dancers and gamelan musicians Martinus Miroto, Agung Gunawan, Anter Asmorotedjo, Peni Candra Rini and Sudiharto. Music - Rahayu Supanggah Costume - Iwan Tirta and Samuel Wattimena Choreography - Martinus Miroto Coca-Cola Day, Saturday 3rd May 2:30pm, Tetrad Reps Theatre

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Coca-Cola Day, Saturday 3rd May 9:45pm, Tetrad Reps Theatre MBCA Bank Day, Sunday 4th May 6:30pm, Tetrad Reps Theatre

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Silent Knights present

JOHN/ALLEN PROJECT

UNRULY TWIST YIN & YANG The City of New Orleans has a way with artists: she pulls them in, merges their paths and enchants them with her own “unruly twist”. John/Allen Project, most certainly a product of her wiles, is a New Orleans based multicultural collaboration of dance artists with backgrounds in a wide array of techniques and styles. Unruly Twist comprises a series of intimate works by John Allen and company members Diogo de Lima and Juan Carlos Claudio. The dancers bring many years of professional experience to the works which expose the vulnerability of human interactions in a way that has been described by Dance Magazine as “outstanding, beautiful, emotionally charged, and mature.”

St George’s College sixth-form students and accomplished mime artists Jason Linforth and Matthew Trustham have been performing from an early age to riotously enthusiastic audiences throughout the country. Their HIFA 2008 show promises to be a daytime Festival treat for all ages.

The company is supported by Tulane University, The Newcomb Foundation, The NOCCA Institute and The University of Utah.

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CABS Day, Wednesday 30th April 10am, The Standard Theatre Lion Lager Day, Friday 2nd May 10am, The Standard Theatre

LOOK OUT FOR YOUR FREE COPY OF THE HIFA-LUTIN HITTING THE STREETS EACH DAY OF THE FESTIVAL.

Dates for your diary NEXT YEAR IS OUR 10TH ANNIVERSARY! HIFA 2009 - 28TH APRIL TO 3RD MAY

Lion Lager Day, Friday 2nd May 9:30pm, Tetrad Reps Theatre MBCA Bank Day, Sunday 4th May 3:30pm, Tetrad Reps Theatre

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determine:

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determine v. - make up one’s mind, decide, fix as known, bring to decision, be deciding factor in. determinism n. – the theory that human action is settled by forces independent of will.

History can be contemporary. It can be, in a creative world, predictive, directional, futuristic. It is a force that can reckon. A reckoning, in the arms [ruoko], in the thoughts, in the hearts of that which wants to be a nation. It can be how a collective of visionaries CAN see, CAN re-cognize, CAN re-member. A multitude of possibilities, that.

Voyage Ensemble from Cape Town presents

A JOURNEY TOGETHER Presented by Pro Helvetia and the Embassy of Switzerland in association with Premier Banking Corporation

Initiated by the Scalabrini Centre for refugees in Cape Town, the Voyage Ensemble combines artworks with films and performance to interrogate the themes of Identity, Displacement, Boundaries and Human Trafficking. Two Swiss guest artists, Daniel Glazer and Magdalena Kunz will present “the talking heads” - a new media installation as part of this show. A celebration of the journeying together of both visual art and people that is not defined by borders and differences but by a broader understanding of a shared African visual imagery.

www.voyageensemble.blogspot.com

In the Courtauld Gallery at the Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery for the duration of the Festival

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At the Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery for the duration of HIFA

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SALVADOR NEGROAMOR AN EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS BY SÉRGIO GUERRA

IKEBANA

Presented by the Ikebana Society of Zimbabwe

A workshop and exhibition of this 1200 year old tradition of flower arrangement literally meaning ‘living flowers’. The exquisite forms are anchored in symbolism and follow strict rules for the representation of sky, earth and people. It grew out of the religious sentiments of 8th century Japanese who attributed a spiritual role to all things in nature.

ART ON PURPOSE Presented by the Embassy of Brazil One of Brazil’s best known photographers, Sérgio Guerra photographed over 1000 anonymous people, religious leaders and masters of popular culture for a public exhibition on the streets of Salvador. The images were exhibited on billboards, at shopping malls, bus terminals, parks, on houses and buildings, candomblé temples and open markets, among other locations that reflect social exclusion. The project was aimed at breaking down prejudice against the black and mestizo communities in Salvador. The exhibition of photographs by this visionary Brazilian photographer at HIFA 2008 will feature 50 of these images. At the Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery of Zimbabwe for the duration of the Festival

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Presented by Premier Banking Corporation

An exhibition of postcards made by YOU. Over the last few months, artists, musicians, dancers and friends, at home and in the Diaspora have produced original, postcard-sized works of art. Some are well-known visual or performing artists, others are complete novices who just care about the Zimbabwean artistic community. All the works are for sale and proceeds will go to 5 arts institutions whose work embodies the determination that the Festival celebrates this year. Buyers will not know who created their card until the end of the Festival but there are messages from the artists on the back. You may end up with an original work by someone famous for a fraction of what it would cost at any other time! There will be also be an opportunity to create your own postcard during the Festival. Tables and materials will be positioned near the exhibition to help you get creative. Whoever you are, whatever you do, have some fun creating an entirely personal work of art and support the work of Gallery Delta, Zimbabwe College of Music, Theory X and the Dance Foundation Course.

In the Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery for the duration of the Festival

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CRAFT & DESIGN MARKET

Presented by Premier Banking Corporation The Global Quarter Craft and Design Market is in the lush garden behind the Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery of Zimbabwe. Dozens of stalls selling the finest Zimbabwean craft and music as well as booths with information about a range of Zimbabwean projects beckon the discerning buyer or collector. Open 10-7pm every day of the Festival

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A show featuring the creations of Zimbabwe’s most progressive fashion designers experimenting with alternative materials, lines and structure. This show is the culmination of a week of frantic fashion action bringing together Festival goers and designers working together in the Global Quarter’s Fashion Factory Studio. Lion Lager Day, Friday 2nd May, 2pm MBCA Bank Day, Sunday 4th May, 3.30pm Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery of Zimbabwe Purge yourself of vitriol by shouting your frustration from the SPEAKER’S BOX in the Global Quarter – a good impromptu opportunity for onlookers to air or listen to new ideas as well as talk back.

In the Global Quarter behind Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery for the duration of the Festival

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Hard rock, Soft Rock, Ambient Rock Classic Rock, Religious Rock Rock of Ages, Rock ,n, Roll, Jail House Rock, Rock Down HIFA An exhibition of 3 dimensional spatial work that will make you want to move, that beats, and rises, that twists and turns, that denies its innate solidity in favour of dat which gonna make you groove…..

In the East Gallery at the Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery for the duration of the Festival

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WEDNESDAY 30TH APRIL, CABS DAY 10-11am, Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery - The Voyage Ensemble

Workshop Programme WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES Studio 4 is in the Global Quarter, behind the Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery of Zimbabwe

TECHNICAL WORKSHOPS 23rd, 24th and 25th April

By application only. HIFA’s visiting technicians will hold a three-day intensive workshop on sound and lighting skills. Please email artists@hifa.co.zw to register. Workshops made possible with the support of British Council, Africalia and Embassy of France, Alliance Francaise and CULTURESFRANCE

CIRCUS SKILLS WORKSHOPS HIFA 2008 sees two dynamic circus groups performing at the Festival. Circus Kha-Oom! and A Midsummer Night’s Tree. Aerial artists, hip-hop dancers and acrobats will be holding workshops for circus practitioners, street performers and aspiring dancers. Presented by the Royal Norwegian Embassy, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Zimbabwe German Society/ Goethe- Zentrum Harare and ZIMOCO Please email artists@hifa.co.zw to register.

DANCE WORKSHOPS During the week of the Festival, all visiting dance companies will be hosting classes for dance professionals. Companies include John Allen Dance Company, Live Sax Acts, Circus Kha-Oom! and more. To get a schedule and register for these workshops please contact Soukaina Edom on: emarielaure88@hotmail.com

HIFA MEDIA TRAINING WORKSHOP An opportunity for Zimbabwean journalists to hone their skills through peer-to-peer mentoring. For more information and to register, contact Martin Makoni on 0912 421 070. Presented by Prince Claus Fund

TRUTH IN TRANSLATION The Story of the TRC is not only an interactive model for conflict resolution, but also a proactive tool for preventing conflict before it erupts. These workshops associated with the performances of Truth in Translation will create space for a range of ideological and theatrical exploration. Learn to see things from a different perspective…. This workshop will be documented for inclusion

Learn how visual arts can be used as a therapy for individuals and communities. Presented by Pro-Helvetia and the Swiss Embassy *FREE

4.30- 6pm, Studio 4 - The Grass is Singing International Video Fair Screening *FREE

in a film and participants will be asked to sign a consent form. Please contact HIFA on artists@hifa,co.zw Presented by the European Commission and HIVOS

1.30-3pm, Studio 4 - Flame

SATURDAY 3RD MAY, COCA-COLA DAY

International Video Fair Screening *FREE

VIDEO FAIR

3.30-4.30 pm, Studio 4 - Middle Eastern Dance with Odette

10-11am, Studio 4 - Fair Trade Workshop Environment

International Video Fair Trust The International Video Fair Trust (IVF) will be screening classic Zimbabwean feature length movies daily. Film is a powerful tool in social change; it can create awareness, encourage participation, and jump-start or accelerate processes aimed at creating community leadership and action. Free screenings each day in Studio 4 TUESDAY 29TH APRIL, AFRICAN BANKING CORPORATION DAY 10-11am, Studio 4 - Fair Trade Workshop Marketing Learn about fair trade practices and what you have to do to register your business with Fair Trade. Protect your interests and those of others by trading wisely. Become a member of this increasingly important movement. 11am-1pm, Studio 4 - Professional Encounter A “speed-dating” session to facilitate networking and exchange between Zimbabwean, African, French and other visiting arts promoters, managers and administrators. Presented as part of La Voix 2008 with support from Embassy of France, CULTURESFRANCE, Alliance Francaise and Royal Norwegian Embassy. Please e-mail artists@hifa.co.zw to register. *FREE 11am-Noon - Ikebana

Odette is back with her Middle Eastern Dance. Bring a scarf to tie around your waist and come wind down with Odette. Ladies only.

THURSDAY 1ST MAY, STANBIC BANK DAY 10-11am, Studio 4 - Product Development and Marketing Philipa Rogers of Shumba Inc., a successful local craft company that has many international markets, will lead a workshop on product development and marketing. A must for all aspiring craft practitioners. 2pm-3pm, HIVOS Poetry Café - Spoken Word Workshop Join Visiting and international poets and spoken word performers to explore different performance and delivery methods.

Our environment is fragile, what we do in our practices must be sustainable. Make your environment work for you. 1-2pm, Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery - DJ Workshop Visiting DJ’s, E.S.I.K (Switzerland), DJ Hamma (South Africa) and MC Zubz (Zimbabwean based in South Africa) will be holding a workshop on DJ techniques. Presented by the Embassy of Switzerland and Pro-Helvetia *FREE 2-3pm, Studio 4 - Middle Eastern Dance with Odette Bring a scarf to tie around your waist and wind down with Odette. Ladies only 3.30-5pm, Studio 4 - Jit

4pm-5pm, Studio 4 - Using Oral History in Performance

International Video Fair Screening *FREE

South African Paula Kingwill, the founder member and director of an interactive community theatre company where the actors ‘play the story back’ to the teller, will lead a workshop that looks at how to capture the essence of other people’s stories in theatre, giving the teller and the actor new insights and perspectives. Presented by Pro-Helvetia and the Swiss Embassy

SUNDAY 4TH MAY, MBCA BANK DAY

5.30-7pm, Studio 4 - Yellow Card International Video Fair Screening *FREE

10-11am, Studio 4 - Fair Trade Workshop Product How does your product fit into the market place? Can you promote your product to entrepreneurs, corporates, artists and environmentalists? “What is a friendly product?” A discussion led by Walter Ruprecht

FRIDAY 2ND MAY, LION LAGER DAY

12.30-1.30pm, Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery - The Voyage Ensemble

1-2pm, Studio 4 - Juggling Workshop with Mark Nizer

12.30-1.30pm, Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery - The Voyage Ensemble, a Journey Together

The Winner of the World Juggling Championships will be at HIFA. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a master…. Presented by the Embassy of the United States of America.

Learn how visual arts can be used as therapy for individuals and communities. Presented by Pro-Helvetia and the Swiss Embassy *FREE

Learn how visual arts can be used as a therapy for individuals and communities. Presented by Pro-Helvetia and the Swiss Embassy *FREE

North Gallery Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery

Ikebana floral demonstration.

1-2pm, Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery - Song Writing Workshop Learn what goes into the making of a song cycle, and setting text to music. Capathia Jenkins and Louis Rosen will talk you through the process and discuss their own settings of poems by African American writers. *FREE Presented by the Embassy of the United States of America 4.30-6pm, Studio 4 - Bitter Pill International Video Fair Screening *FREE

2-3pm Studio 4 - Callate! A workshop in clowning techniques with Adriana Duch, Darina Robles and Adrian Vasquez of Callate! Presented by Prince Claus Fund 4.30-5.30pm, Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery - Choral Workshop Capathia Jenkins and Louis Rosen will hold a choral workshop in the Premier Banking Corporation National Gallery Presented by The Embassy of The United States of America*FREE

2-3pm, Studio 4 - Get Knotted Artemis Naughten- A workshop for all aspiring jewellers. Learn the basics in beading; if you thread pearls and precious beads, anchoring with the knotting technique is a must. 3.30-5pm, Studio 4 - More Time International Video Fair Screening *FREE

ALL WORKSHOPS COST $100 Mill, except for those marked *FREE Tickets available from the HIFA 2008 Stanbic Bank, MWEB, Portnet Corporation Box Offices

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