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

2018 CHIBUKU NESHAMWARI DANCE PROVINCIAL FESTIVALS

PROVINCE
DATE
CITY
VENUE

Mashonaland East
2 June 
Murewa 
Murewa Beerhall

 

Mashonaland Central
2 June

Centenary

Club Changaz 

 

Harare

9 June

Harare Mbare
Pfumojena Beerhall

Matebeleland South
16 June
Gwanda
Manzamnyama Beer Garden

Mashonaland West
16 June
Chegutu
Chegutu Arms Beerhall

Masvingo 
23 June
Chiredzi
Chigarapasi Beerhall

Manicaland 
7 July
Mutare

Neighbourhood Tarven Bar 

Bulawayo
7 July
Phekiwe Beerhall 

Midlands

21 July

Gokwe

Mutamba Caravan Park

Matabeleland North

28 July
Hwange
Jabulani Social Club

National Finals  4 August    MANICALAND SHOWGROUND, MUTARE

FINALISTS 2018

Name of Group

Dance Type

Province

Makarekare

Mbende

Mashonaland East

Guruve Marimba

Dinhe

Mashonaland Central

Chabvondoka Zambia Nyau

Nyau

Mashonaland West

Maramuro Gure

Gure

Harare

Bolamba Arts

Tsutsube

Matebeleland South

Dzimbadzemabwe

Majukwa

Masvingo

Simunye

Dinhe

Matebeleland South

Dhumatasangana

Jerusarema Mbende

Manicaland

Mbada Dance Group

Dinhe

Midlands

Khaya Arts

Isitshikitsha

Bulawayo

 Winners

Position 1       Guruve Marimba - Mashonaland Central ($7 000) & Trip to China

Position 2       Makarekare- Mashonaland East ($5 000)

Position 3      Bolamba Arts - Matebeleland South ($3 000)

Contemporary Dance- Position 1  Peter Lenso and Vein Alfadzima ($3 000) & Trip to China

Position 2      The Chosen ($2 000)
 
Position 3       Forgotten Tribe ($1 000)

 

 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 2001 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 2018 Provincial Schedule

Province

Date

Town

Venue

Matebeleland South

21July

Beitbridge

Beitbridge Beer Garden (Machembere)

Mashonaland West

28 July

Banket

Kuwadzana Beer Hall

Midlands

11 August

Gweru

Musika Beerhall, Mambo

Masvingo

18 August

Mucheke

Farai Beer Hall

Mashonaland Central

25 August

Bindura

Red Label Bar

Harare

1 September

Epworth

Zimunhu Beer Hall

Bulawayo

8 September

Bulawayo

Manor Hotel

Mashonaland East

9 September

Marondera

Tandarai Beerhall

Matabeleland North

15 September

Victoria Falls

Chinotimba Beerhall

Manicaland

15 September

Mutare

Neighbourhood Bar

FINALS

29 September

Harare

Glamis Arena

 

 NATIONAL FINALS 2017

The Chibuku Road to Fame national finals will be held in Harare at Glamis Arena on 30 September 2017. 10 Provincial winning groups will compete for the top prizes.

PROVINCE

PROVINCIAL WINNER

MUSIC GENRE

Midlands

The Travellers

Afro Fusion

Manicaland

Tunes of Harmony

Afro Fusion

Mashonaland East

Uzumba Express

Sungura

Bulawayo

African Tribe

Afro Jazz

Mashonaland West

Grade 2 D

Contemporary Jazz

Masvingo

Black Omolo

Afro Fusion

Matebeleland South

Tshitshi Supersounds

Tshibilika Rhumba 

Harare

Olama Hearts

Afro Fusion

Matebeleland North

Kweseka

Afro Fusion

Mashonaland Central

Knight Sounds

Afro Fusion

 

NATIONAL FINALS WINNERS

Position 1           The Travellers                ($7 000)

Position 2           African Tribe                  ($5 000)

Position 3          Knight Sounds                ($3 000)

 

GUEST ARTISTS

Boom Betto

Soul Jah Love

Templeman

Leonard Zhakata

Ammara Brown

Peter Moyo

Andy Muridzo

Adequate Sounds ( 2016 CRTF WINNERS)