In times of crisis, people need culture more than ever. Spontaneous concerts are taking place in apartment balconies. Consumption of cultural content such as music, films, literature and performances through television, smartphones and radio have all increased dramatically. Amidst the health crisis, culture is the primary coping mechanism for many people around the world. The pandemic has shown that creativity helps us become resilient. The very sector that is providing comfort and strengths to the crisis-struck world, however, is one of the most precarious.
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Before Winky D had even stepped onto the stage, the crowd was pelting him with garbage, forcing the Zimbabwean singer to escape to his car. It was Christmas Eve, and the gig was over before it had even begun. The attackers were never caught and their motives never clarified. But two other performers said the assailants had arrived in cars belonging to the party of President Emmerson D.
ZIMA Zimbabwe Music Awards is an annual award ceremony to acknowledge and honor musical excellence and creativity as well as provide a high profile and multi faceted celebration of the rich cultural diversity of Zimbabwean music. Celebrating musical achievements through the establishments of an institutional framework that follows, records and relays musical success stories on an ongoing basis. Utilizing music as a vehicle for cultural expression i. With these developments in our local musical industry, and the recent emergence of amazing talent across a wide spectrum in the last ten years, ZIMA was founded to salute these musical greats. Joseph Nyadzayo , founder of the Zimbabwe Music Awards in He has vast experience in music management and has shared a great passion over the years for its development as a registered arts promoter. With 8 years of live television experience under his belt Carl sets the new vision for Zimbabwean Music Awards Rufaro Rutherford Dhliwayo , one of the best technical minds in the industry. Rufaro will be setting the pace of live television direction and production with his 3 years production experience in musical productions.
Zimbabwean music includes folk and pop styles. Much of the folk music incorporates mbira , Ngoma drums and hosho. Music has played a significant role in the history of Zimbabwe, from a vital role in the traditional Bira ceremony used to call on ancestral spirits, to protest songs during the struggle for independence. In many cultures, music has the uncanny ability to bring people closer together. For Zimbabwe's Shona community it is what links them to their culture and individual identity. This movement forced the Shona people to leave their sacred ancestral lands, the heart of their culture. However, they fought to keep their traditions and ancestors with them through musical representation. Music has the power to influence how people behave. It can evoke certain moods, feelings, and states of mind in people. It is a universal language that can connect people to their past and spread messages.