The name Cuthbert Maziwa whistles clearly and ululates loudly in most Zimbabwean artists ears. Maziwa is a renowned a multi genre Zimbabwean musician, artist and singer, an acclaimed guitar stringer, accomplished arts administrator and a veteran Arts and Culture Festival Curator. He is an expert in creating, developing and curating arts ideas into living creative testimonies. The legend has been at helm of the National Arts of Zimbabwe an arts regulatory body in Zimbabwe , at the epicenter of turning around the Murehwa Arts Culture Centre, a UNESCO recognized and internationally renowned arts and cultural heritage hub in Zimbabwe famed of its decorated cultural dances , on top of them all being Jerusarema mbende also UNESCO certified. For years Legendary Maziwa has been coordinating and curating the Mashonaland East Cultural Arts Festival concurrently with Jerusarema Mbende Festival. AMAZING. Maziwa is famed of founding the globally profiled music arts organization, Music Crossroads that has been now turned into a full music and arts school. The prolific Maziwa is unstoppable. His fervent passion for arts is remarkable. His footprints are undeletable. He was part of legends who realized the need to award dancing troupes and young traditional musicians usually sidelined to the peripheral edges of arts opportunities, so they initiated Chibuku Neshamwari Arts Festival and that awarding festival has created a lot of promising talent and has created livelihoods for many artists and their families. Currently Cuthbert Maziwa is Executive Director National Training and Conference of Arts in Zimbabwe, NATCAZ, a non-governmental organization platform which is aimed and dedicated to the growth of arts and cultural industries in Zimbabwe. TIME OF THE LEGEND is overjoyed to feature a doyen of Zimbabwean music, veteran of cultural arts practice, a well-travelled cultural programs administrator and a multi- gifted arts festivals curator Cuthbert Maziwa.
TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC features a Poetry Artist Extraordinaire. CASSANDRA SWAN is an internationally acclaimed, widely published, award-winning poet, author, artist, revolutionary, visionary, political activist, medium, clairvoyant, PhD student and former highly successful hypnotherapist. She delves deep into the human mind and condition in her intimate, confessional poetry to explore the human psyche utilising voices, landscapes, characters, images, emblems, motifs, myths, symbols and archetypes, which embrace death and re-birth. This collection of selected works reaches back as far as her adolescence. Some of her works are tragic, humoresque, ironic; some serve as a map to her own unique, imagistic journey, addressing existential, social, sexual, emotional and synchronistic insights, which emerge as an awareness of the unavoidable stages of life from puberty through to middle-age. Currently acclaimed Swan has been awarded a collaborative project with Margot Fonteyn Ballet Academy. The Collaboration Project is based on Cassandra Swan s controversial epic poem, “Candy Cotton Kid and the Faustian Wolf” a THEORY on the LIFE and SUICIDE of AMERICAN POET, SYLVIA PLATH.
“The WOMAWORDS press June Edition is to be edited by our Poet Laureate and USA Associate to the WOMAWORDS Hall of Fame, Jamie Dedes.“The call is open to women poets from May 20 through June 20.“Ten poems and poets will be selected from the submissions, which should include a short third-person bio of thirty-to-sixty words and your photograph.“Submissions to be forwarded to BOTH Mbizo Chirasha firstname.lastname@example.org and cc’d Jamie Dedes at email@example.com”.
Mother Africa survived the trauma of clanging chains of captivity during SLAVE TRADE , shackles of colonialism and winced from beatings of hard bolt nut clenched fists of apartheid. Children and grandchildren of Mother Africa watched helplessly her sorrowful dance to the acoustics of sufferance. Still , Africa remain resilient against beauty - smashing punches from kindred’s of neo-colonialism : global village, digital revolution and consumerism .Mama Africa’s groin is ripped apart by her triplets totalitarian regimes, economic malaise and moral decadence. Today Mother Africa of pyramids , Africa of Nefertiti , Africa of Lumumba , Africa of Mandela ,Africa of Kambarage , Africa of Lithium , Africa of diamond and Africa of uranium wallow in murky waters of poverty ,chronic civil wars and deadly epidemics .Young and established poets contributing to this Brave Voices Poetry Journal 65 Edition, AFRICA IS A POETRY REPUBLIC dipped pen tongues into dimples and crevices of our Mother Africa . The poetic tongues then spat their snort of satire and the saliva of paradox onto our mental inboxes. Tonight, we are pilgrims to the poetry gods and goddesses, we trudge through shrines of metaphor, altars of irony, mountains of hyperbole and forests of rhythm until we reach to the zenith of the POETRY REPUBLIC-Africa .( Editor of Brave Voices Poetry Journal).
MOZA IS OUR COUNTRY : 2019 arrived with omens of bad luck of death, hunger and disease. Maybe Gods are angry or bad devils are at it again. The wings of Cyclone Idai, Satan’s angel washed away the soul, breath and glint of Moza. Moza twice died and was raised by our Gods of resilience. Today we are warming the heart of Moza with metaphors of hope and we also mourn the loss of those buried in unmarked cemeteries of IDAI and KENNETH. We write these messages to massage the bruised confidence of Moza and with the hope that Moza will rise again from cinders of despair. We are African griots grieving with you Comrade Moza in this moment of forced silence and we shall dance alongside at sun rise. We say to the people of Mozambique Together We Rise. To those souls and spirits wiped away by the devils wing, we say Rest in Peace and we implore the Gods to calm your anguished spirits. ALUTA CONTINUA, land of the brave. From Tete to Sofala, Maputo to Beira, Chimoio to Manica, Nampula to Gorongoza. We say MOZA is our country .ALUTA
Sometime last month. I posted a Spanish poem (not translated in English) by a Mexican friend comrade publisher poet. The major thrust was to make sure if people really care of what they like or comment on Facebook or they just comment or like because the post is about their Facebook friend … Continue reading FJORI HYSA , FACE OF ALBANIAN POETRY.
MIOMBO- Good morning Lagos . Good Morning Abuja . Good Morning Soyinka . Good morning Adichie . Good morning Nigeria .Nigeria your other name is POETRY. Last night I received a pouch full of kolanut :Poetry. STAR OKPEH is a Young Nigeria Poet of class. She writes precise though skin peeling and mind boggling verse. Nigeria I say to … Continue reading STAR OKPEH , Nigeria’s Rising Princess of Verse.
SHOE STRINGS: Victoria Falls‘s hub of tourist hospitality by Mbizo Chirasha, It boasts of a rich cultural and racial mix all enthralled by contemporary /traditional musical beats that resonate with the rhythm of black and white human mass that characterize revelers and travellers pouring every day and night into this tourist haven jiving to the … Continue reading SHOE STRINGS: Victoria Falls‘s hub of tourist hospitality by Mbizo Chirasha,
This International Art magazine is coming to Madzimbabwe to foster artistic integration , creative exposure and cultural arts diplomacy. Despite economic turmoil and political decadence, Zimbabwe remains a haven of creative genius and destination of artistic greatness and literary prowess.Bina Sarkar Ellias the founder and the editor of this reputable publication is bravely bracing for … Continue reading Gallerie an International Art Magazine braces for a Zimbabwean Edition by Mbizo Chirasha.