Articles tagged 'book cafe'

Byo to set up Book Café replica 3 April 2017 BULAWAYO - Nhimbe Trust, a Bulawayo-based arts education organisation, intends to set up a creative space in Zimbabwe’s second largest city which is similar to the defunct Book Café which shut its doors two years ago. To set the ball rolling, Nhimbe Trust, which has been running arts events ar...
Club owners should follow changing trends 15 July 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe's underperforming economy that has seen hundreds of companies and factories shutting down has caught on nightclubs and bars. In the past months, Harare alone has seen a number of prominent nightclubs and bars being shut down, from the popular arts hub Book Café, Jazz 105 to A...
Artistes bemoan Book Café closure 4 June 2015 HARARE - Various members of the local arts community have lamented the sudden closure of the Book Café on Tuesday. The iconic and award-winning live arts venue finally shut its doors after succumbing to a three-year debt crisis that saw the Book Café routinely failing to pay its workers. Tu...
Book Café closes 3 June 2015 HARARE - The Book Café, arguably Harare’s most popular arts venue, has closed its doors indefinitely. The closure was announced in a press release sent yesterday by Tomas Brickhill, the Book Café managing director. “I have decided to take a step back in order to re-strategise and restructur...
Book Café hails mbira 2 June 2015 HARARE - Tomas Brickhill, the director of the Book Café, says he is proud of the role his award-winning arts venue has played in popularising mbira music. “It (Book Café) was the first venue in town to give voice to mbira music. Mbira was not given a platform and people were not giving it the ...
Book Café survives debt crisis 26 May 2015 HARARE - The Book Café is on the verge of solving a three-year financial crisis that was threatening its survival, Tomas Brickhill, the managing director of the legendary live music venue has said. Tomas, who took over the running of the award-winning arts venue following the death of his fath...
MicInity launches album in style 26 January 2015 HARARE - After four years of waiting for his second album, reggae star MicInity had no choice but to pull off the mother of all launches for his latest offering Survivor at Misty’s on Friday night. And for good measure, he threw his 32nd birthday party into the mix. What a party-and-a-half ...
Sistaz Open Mic to hold birthday bash 16 January 2015 HARARE - Sistaz Open Mic, a platform for young women artistes to showcase their talents in song, dance, poetry and comedy and other disciplines, will celebrate its eighth birthday at the Book Café on Saturday. The gig, which falls under Pamberi Trust’s Female Literary, Arts and Music Enterpris...
Gigs in honour of Brickhill 6 November 2014 HARARE - Top Madagascan singer, multi-instrumentalist, and dancer, Haja, will collaborate with Zimbabwean artistes in two gigs dedicated to the late Book Café founder Paul Brickhill over the weekend. The collaborative adventure, which will involve drummer Blessing Muparutsa and bassist Josh Me...
Requiem of a creative director 5 October 2014 HARARE - Those who met and worked with former creative director and Book Café proprietor Paul Brickhill will assert that he was just a simple man. But in his simplicity, Paul oozed with wisdom and knowledge of the arts business. Apart from owning and running the Book Café in Harare, Paul wa...
Book Café boss survives cancer 25 August 2014 HARARE - Book Café proprietor Paul Brickhill has described how he thought he wasn’t going to make it when he went into an emergency surgery due to cancer. Speaking exclusively to the Daily News on Sunday, the arts practitioner and creative director revealed doctors warned that his condition wo...
Marikana film premieres at Book Cafe 18 May 2014 HARARE - Harare’s Book Café and Pamberi Trust present the Zimbabwe premiere of the multiple award-winning documentary film Miners Shot Down on Thursday, May 22. The film was directed by South African filmmaker, Rehad Desai. The film-screening will be followed by an open discussion, introduc...
Entertainment diary 18 April 2014 HARARE - Celebrations to mark Red Fox’s fourth anniversary will continue throughout this weekend. The anniversary celebrations, which are not only restricted to Harare, will be held at King Solomons Night Club in Kwekwe tonight before the party moves over to Red Fox Je-taime Night Club in Glen...
Shinsoman saves the night 6 April 2014 HARARE - Female dancehall artistes Lady Squanda and Bounty Lisa failed to show up for a highly-anticipated Kumabhebhi Concert at the Book Café on Thursday night forcing organisers to rope in Shinsoman as a last-minute replacement. Kumabhebhi Concerts, a brainchild of musicians Cindy Munyavi an...
Wene Music Awards names jury 20 March 2014 HARARE - Book Café founder Paul Brickhill, Fred Zindi and Oliver Mtukudzi's former manager Debbie Metcalfe, are part of the six-member Wene Music Awards Adjudication Panel unveiled by Rooftop Promotions yesterday. The high-powered jury, announced in Harare yesterday, also includes Nigel Munyat...
Poetry slam explodes 12 January 2014 HARARE - Several leading poets, converging at the Book Café today in this year’s first edition of the House of Hunger Poetry Slam, are confident that the event will propel them to greater heights. Award-winning poet Arnold ‘So Profound’ Chirimika wants to see Zimbabwe’s leading poetry competit...
Comedy fiesta tonight 12 December 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe’s top comedian Carl Joshua Ncube will team up with the equally-talented Ntando Van Moyo and Q the Boss in a highly anticipated edition of Simuka Comedy set for the Book Café tonight. The show is part of a three-show fiesta organised by Simuka Comedy to celebrate a highly succ...
Female artistes tackle gender-based violence 28 November 2013 HARARE - Sistaz Open Mic, a platform for female artistes to express themselves, will return to the Book Café on Saturday as part of commemorations of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. The special event created and designed under Pamberi Trust's Flame (Female Literary Arts and ...
Fireworks at Book Cafe 19 November 2013 HARARE - Firecracker Kessia Masona will perform tonight at The Book Café, along with exciting new trio Jam Signal.  These two extraordinary bands will light up the Tuesday night slot at the Book Café, bringing the best of Afro-fusion and afro-contemporary jazz to music fans in Harare. Kessia ...
Ammara Brown, Alexio ignite Book Café 9 November 2013 HARARE - Rising star Ammara Brown and seasoned afro-pop star Alexio Kawara will  perform at the Book Café tonight. The two stunning vocalists are known for  their explosive performances. Ammara burst onto the Harare music scene, captivating crowds with her stunning voice and charismatic stage...
Artistes shine at music festival 21 October 2013 HARARE - Local musicians gave a good advertisement of the country during the re-branded October World Music Festival that was signed off on Saturday night at the Book Café by afro-fusion star Victor Kunonga. Kunonga was chosen to be the final act of the week-long festival that featured classy ...
Sistaz Open Mic explodes today 13 October 2013 HARARE - All manner of women artists will invade the Book Café this afternoon to take part in the Sistaz Open Mic concert that takes place every second Saturday of the month. The Sistaz Open Mic is a platform for women artists from all disciplines to come and freely express themselves in the s...
Sulu returns to Book Café 11 October 2013 HARARE - Award-winning musican Suluman Chimbetu will tonight, deliver his signature dendera style at the Book Café. The talented musician and his band the Orchestra Dendera Kings' concert will be their second at Harare's leading entertainment joint. Sulu's first show at the Book Café was in ea...
Jean Masters, Extra Kwazvose to rock Book Cafe 10 October 2013 HARARE - Afro-jazz singer Jean Masters and fast rising sungura outfit Extra Kwazvose are set hold maiden concerts in the Book Café this week. Masters will set the ball rolling tonight in a show in which her mentors Suluman Chimbetu and Jah Prayzah will be guest artistes. The two popular art...
Mic Inity ups the ante 23 July 2013 HARARE - No local reggae artiste can rightly claim to be the king of Zimbabwean reggae more than 30-year old Mike 'Mic Inity' Madamombe. The former Transit Crew lead singer, who has three albums under his belt, has developed over time to become the country's top reggae performer. His regula...