So you are busy and unfortunately can’t visit the National Art Gallery during working hours but would love to be a part of the Gallery’s cultural offing. Or maybe you actually do but just want a run down of the week’s creatives takings, or maybe just to hang around with some cool creatives in the city of Kings and Queens’ creative space. Friday Live is the place to be for a good time with good people, especially this coming Friday (30 August 2019), here’s why:
On Friday 30 August 2019, the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo in collaboration with Paper Bag Africa and Convergence will host the fifth edition of the monthly late evening event dubbed Friday Late. The platform showcases old and new exhibitions and further showcases other art forms namely music, dance, film, poetry and food stalls. Proceedings kick off at 5:30pm. As usual the line up is packed with surprises, and as per our usual prediction, you will be left asking for more. Award winning poet and writer – PAN will put up a 30 minute act supported by other seasoned poets like Munya G and Natasha Karimakwenda. Multi award winning rap artist, Cal Vin along side artists such as Killemol, RulzzyNation3rd, Nyasha Bothwell, Blessing Mokoena, and VikMoe are also billed to give a performance of a life time. The National Gallery in Bulawayo will also launch a new exhibition titled DIALO’s Journey by Hloniphani DIALO Dube. Ready some cool news? Artists working from the Gallery will have their studios open till late, with food and drink stalls available! All you film lovers, trending online reality television show Being Braydan will screen Episode 3 on the same day! Still up for some good news? Friday Late is free of entry, so you really do not have a reason to not enjoy your Friday.
It’s exciting that the National Gallery in Bulawayo has become an arts hub for the city and country at large. The whole idea is to give creatives a platform to meet up, share their skills and also network with others not in the same field. Its incredible how Friday Late is growing every month, and we look forward to hosting many more acts
– expressed Gilmore Tee, Co-Curator of Friday Late.
The dates are set, performers have been confirmed, the fun is waiting, come through and enjoying an amazing evening with Bulawayo’s top creatives. Make a connection or two and safeguard the creative space and narrative in the city. See you there.
ABOUT SOME OF THE ACTS:
RULZZYNATION3rd is a hip hop, rap and afro-pop artist from Bulawayo in the Surburb of Barbourfields.
NATASHA is a singer, poetess
Philani A Nyoni (PAN) is an author and poet who has authored four books:”Once A Lover Always A Fool”(2012), “Hewn Fro Rock”(2014), “Mars His Sword”(2016), and “Philtrum”(2017). He has also published two international anthologies: “Splinters Of A Mirage Dawn, Migrant Poetry from South Africa” and “The Gonjun Pin and Others Stories”.PAN is a two- time NAMA winner for poetry. He is also a World Record holding sonneteer.
NYASHA Bothwell is a singer, songwriter from Emakhandeni Bulawayo. He has two projects namely, GITAA (2017) and THE ACOUSTIC AFFAIR (2019). Nyasha also plays the guitar.
MUNYA G BOPOTO is a performing poet and writer who has been published i two days international anthologies. Currently a student teacher as well.
KILLEMOL is a trio group which specialize in breaking down tribalism through music, mixing Ndebele, Shona and other Zimbabwean languages
VIKMOE a music powerhouse, sisters, singers and song writers who cut across various genre.Born and raised in Bulawayo, upholding a big musical dream, they have two singles. They are working on their first album.
CAL VIN is a multi award winning (9 awards) hip hop artist and producer.Cal Vin has put out seven official alms and over 15 underground projects. He is an artist who produces his own music.
BEING BRAYDAN: Just like any other young adult in Zimbabwe, Braydan Heart, a 25-year-old Bulawayo boy navigates the streets of his home town trying to discover himself. Determined to make it in the creative industry, Braydan Heart, Michelle Chikwengo, John Mombeshora and Linscah go through everyday problems just like any other person. The only difference is that they are not just any other Bulawayo kids, they see the world differently and the city is their playground. The show also profiles other young talented people, different destinations and spaces in Bulawayo and Zimbabwe as a whole.