Dance development festival organised by Delta Beverages with assistance from NACZ and Zimbabwe National Traditional Dance Association (ZNTDA).

2017 CHIBUKU NESHAMWARI DANCE PROVINCIAL FESTIVALS

PROVINCE
DATE
CITY
VENUE

Mashonaland East
13 May
Murewa 
Murewa Cocktail Bar

Harare
3 June 
Warren Bar, Warren Park 

Matabeleland South 
10 June
Gwanda
Blanket Mine Beerhall

Mashonaland West
17 June
Chikangwe Tavern Bar  
Karoi

Masvingo
24 June
Farai Beerhall 
Masvingo

Midlands
1 July
Gweru 
Mkoba 4 Beerhall

Bulawayo 
8 July
Manor Hotel 

Manicaland 
15 July
YaDzonzai Bar 
Chipinge

Matabeleland North
22 July
Victoria Falls 
Victoria Falls Tavern Bar

National Finals  5 August    White City Stadium, Bulawayo

 

FINALISTS 2017

Name of Group

Dance Type

Province

How Mine

Chioda

Matebeleland South

Ezimnyama

Setapa

Bulawayo

Black Amakwezi

Amabhiza

Matebeleland North

Goromonzi Arts Ensemble

Jerusarema

Mashonaland East

Dzimbabwe

Majukwa

Masvingo

Chipolopolo

Zambia Gure

Midlands

Budiriro Cultural Arts

Chinyambera

Mashonaland West

Chinyakare Culture Warriors

Dinhe

Mashonaland Central

Macca Sensational 

Muchongoyo

Manicaland

Culture Warriors

Dinhe

Harare

 Winners

Position 1      Ezimnyama - Bulawayo ($7 000)

Position 2      Culture Warriors- Harare ($5 000)

Position 3     Howmine- Matebeleland South ($3 000)

 

 The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) is the global network of arts councils and ministries of culture and has members in 80 countries. The National Arts Council of Zimbabwe is one of the founding member of the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA. Created in December 2000, IFACCA's headquarters are located in Sydney, Australia.

Vision

A world in which arts and culture thrive and are recognised by governments and peoples for their contribution to society.

Purpose

To support members to succeed and be a global voice advocating for arts and culture.

Functions and Objectives

In 2015–2020, IFACCA will deliver its services through four core functions in which are embedded its values as an organisation.  

•    Networking
•    Knowledge and Analysis
•    Capacity Building
•    Advocacy

Interrelated and complementary, these core functions generate a range of outputs from events and tailored programmes to international dialogue and informed commentary.  Underpinning this delivery approach is IFACCA’s commitment to responsiveness, that means being aware of the contexts and interests of its diverse membership of government and cultural agencies,engaging with key partners and civil society on critical matters affecting arts and cultural policy ,seeking innovative and efficient ways to fulfil its purpose.

For further information see www.ifacca.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Embassy of Italy in partnership with National Arts Council of Zimbabwe holds a Musica Festival every year in October. The Festival is designed to give Italian international and Zimbabwean artists an opportunity to work and perform together. Many fruitful forms of association have ensued, greatly boosting opportunities for musical growth and commercial development in Zimbabwe. Normally a series of concerts, workshops and seminars are organised during the festival.

One of the highlight of the festival over the years has been the “Battle for the School Bands Programme.” This is a schools programme component through which school bands compete for honours. The winning bands attend a workshop facilitated by very experienced and successful Italian and Zimbabwean musicians as well as affording the participating school children the opportunity to perform alongside professional bands as the epic event of the festival yearly. For the last 7 years only school in and around Harare have participated although the plan is to extend it to all the provinces of Zimbabwe. The music extravaganza besides flaunting musical talent in schools is also a conduit through which music development is fostered as well as promoting cultural exchange through music.

 

Background

Chibuku Road to Fame(CRTF) is a music talent search show by National Arts Council of Zimbabwe in partnership with Delta Beverages.The programme was launched in 2005 and since then it has managed to identify and promote music talent among the youth upcoming artists in all the country's provinces. The CRTF competitions are done at two levels,at provincial and national levels. The first prize winning groups in provinces then compete at the national finals where the first prize winning group receives a prize money as well as a recording contract. 

Broad Objectives

  1. Promotion of the development of music through the identification of groups with the potential to produce recordable material.
  2. Provision of an opportunity for young musicians ti interact and be mentored by established musicians.
  3. Promotion of the Chibuku brand for Delta Beverages.

Specific Objectives

  1. Exposing young men and women to the genre of band music
  2. Facilitating the sharing of public space with established artists by aspiring musicians through the awarding of recording contracts to winning groups
  3. Engaging communities at provincial level throughout the country in promoting the consumption of music produced with instruments such as the guitar
  4. Promoting the writing/composition of music and playing of musical instruments among less privileged communities
  5. Facilitating mentorship of young artists by established artists

Chibuku Road To Fame Qualifying Criteria

  • Only groups, individuals that have not recorded before are eligible.
  • Competition entrants must be between the ages of 18and 35. To ascertain this, application forms obtained at National Arts Council of Zimbabwe offices must be accompanied by proof of identification that should be certified.(National ID or Passport).
  • Groups are free to play any type of music as long as it is original work.
  • The maximum number of people permissible per group is eight.
  • Applications from mime artistes , dancers without a music element of dub.(Lip synchronization artistes).
  • A group that was placed first in the national final is not eligible for the competition the following year.
  • A group should have at least one guitar and a drum set as primary instruments used in the presentation.
  • Individuals will only be allowed to play for one band during the competition throughout the country.No individual may perform in more than one province.
  • Inorder to participate, all the group members must have completed entry forms identifying them as belonging to a band.
  • Groups should participate knowing that the judges decision is final and should respect the results therefore.

Chibuku  Road to Fame 2017 Provincial Schedule

Province

Date

Town

Venue

Mashonaland Central

8 July

Runyararo-Mvurwi

Club 75

Harare

15 July

Ruwa-Harare

Club Manake

Mashonaland East

22 July

Murewa

Murewa Cocktail Bar

Masvingo

29 July

Chivi

Huruyadzo Gardens

Mashonaland West

12 August

Chinhoyi

Gwayagwaya Beerhall

Midlands

19 August

Kwekwe

Gulez Beer Garden

Matabeleland South

26 August

Beitbridge

Malaxo Beer Hall

Bulawayo

2 September

Bulawayo

Manor Hotel 

Matabeleland North

9 September

Hwange

Jabulani Beerhall

Manicaland

16September

Mutare

Neighborhood Beer Hall

FINALS

30-September

Harare

Glamis Arena

 

 NATIONAL FINALS 2016

The Chibuku Road to Fame national finals were held in Harare at Glamis Arena on 24 September 2016. The event saw 10 Provincial winning groups competing for the top prizes.

PROVINCE

PROVINCIAL WINNER

MUSIC GENRE

Midlands

Murinye Express

Sungura

Manicaland

Nice to Nice

Pasada

Mashonaland East

African Roots

Afro fusion

Bulawayo

Kupenya Stars

Sungura

Mashonaland West

Jazz Crooners

Afro Jazz

Masvingo

Wood Peckers

Afro Fusion

Matebeleland South

Zondamthakathi

Masgandi

Harare

Adequate Sounds

Sungura

Matebeleland North

Shantani Band

Afro Fusion

Mashonaland Central

Ngwena

Sungura

 

NATIONAL FINALS WINNERS

Position 1            Adequate Sounds          ($7 000)

Position 2           Wood Peckers                ($5 000)

Position 3           Ngwena                          ($3 000)

 

GUEST ARTISTS

Winky D
Jah Prayzah
Alick Macheso
Jeys Marabini
Romeo Gasa
Black Sight( 2015 CRTF WINNERS)