Thur 27 Oct
MUSIC BUSINESS MASTER CLASS
9AM – 1PM
Thur 27 - Fri 28 Oct
A multi-stakeholder dialogue platform to engage and develop reform matrixes for the civil society sector
Fri 28 Oct
9AM – 1PM
Featuring Zenzo Nyathi, directed by Memory Kumbota
Fri 28 Oct
2PM – 5PM
Mystery, Music According to Percussion, Sarungano & the Story Tellers
Sat 29 Oct
7PM – LATE
Abisha Palmer, Feli Nandi, Jah Prayzah
- Introduction to Music business -unpacking basic tenets of music business
- Band and Tour Management
- Music education
- Tips for sustainability in music industry
- Introduction to ILO decent work elements and indicators
- Positioning decent work in contract negotiations
The day will kick off with an introduction to music business facilitated by the director of the Music Crossroads Zimbabwe Trust, Melody Zambuko, and the first session facilitated by the renowned drummer, and extensively toured former manager for the late Dr Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits band, Sam Mataure. A seasoned artist in every respect, who has also had stints with the late great Miriam “Mama Africa” Makeba (South Africa) and Zimbabwe’s Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo, Sam will lay bare issues on band and tour management, music education and tips for sustainability in the music industry.
The second session will be facilitated by policy practitioner Lisa Sidambe from Nhimbe Trust who will facilitate the workshop on Music Decent Work (MUDEWO). Music Crossroads Zimbabwe Trust along with Nhimbe Trust have collaborated on a global monitoring programme on all aspects of decent work by reporting developments, inspiring related sector dialogue and informing national policymaking on decent work. Through their complementary mandates and expertise, Nhimbe Trust and MCZT support the development of creatives while protecting their rights and supporting the countries and communities hosting them. At the scheduled master class, Lisa will unpack the various elements of decent work in the music industry, explore compliance and labour violation incidences and together with participating artists, reflect on ways of up-holding professional conduct in the music industry.
' An act of Man '
Featuring Zenzo Nyathi – actor, community theatre trainer/consultant, climate & smart agriculture champion; Director of Ingxoxo Arts.
Directed by Memory Kumbota – actor, director, trainer, consultant; Founder of Global Collaborative Creation.
A rain diviner is forced to look not only to past traditions but also to the future, to try to come to terms with his own personal misfortunes and the natural disasters of droughts and floods. Told through a zestful mix of storytelling, mime, dance and song, the one-hander play adventurously interrogates the role that traditional knowledge systems and science play in a fast-changing world and in climate change intervention.
Thur 27-28 Oct - NANGO Director's Summer Retreat
Full Day | Montclair Hotel
An important high calibre event running alongside the festival is the NANGO NGO Director’s Summer Retreat, under the theme: ‘Reclaiming and Enabling CSO Operating Environment for Inclusive Sustainable Development in Zimbabwe’. It is the 12th anniversary of the event, now back after the COVID-19 induced lockdown.
The Retreat is a multi-stakeholder dialogue platform for directors, development partners, government agencies, the private sector and interested partners to engage and develop reform matrixes for the civil society sector; an opportunity for NGOs to identify gaps and opportunities in enabling joint advocacy actions amongst CSOs and areas of possible collaboration with other stakeholders.