Monday, April 28, 2008

Harare International Festival of the Arts

Starting tomorrow, April 29, thru May 4th is the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) in Zimbabwe. Founded in 1999 by Manuel Bagorro, the theme of this year’s festival is ‘The Art of Determination’. Artistic Director Bagorro says, "HIFA 2008 is a celebration of the capacity of people to make amazing creative things happen. Both the Zimbabwean artistic community and the large number of international artists from more than 20 countries will come together in a spirit of inspiration and solidarity. HIFA demonstrates the power of the arts to unify, heal and generate positivity for a community determined to nurture the creative aspect of their national identity." Knowing through the news what Zimbabweans are experiencing right now, and so rarely getting information about theatre in Africa, I strongly encourage you to check out the website.

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