INYELANE-THE MUSICAL IS ON THE CARDS!!
Iyasa is yet again involved in an exciting collaboration.Two of Southern Africa’s rising young talent in musical theater production Sabelo Ngema and Thembi Ngwabi have come together to work on Inyelane a musical on the impact of Cecil John Rhodes’s arrival of the Pioneer Colum in this country. The play is written by Cont Mhlanga. Sabelo Ngema is composing and directing the music, Thembi Ngwabi...Read more
SO WHERE IS IYASA THESE DAYS?
By Nkululeko Innocent Dube The question people ask these days is ‘So where are you guys these days?’ Its become a question not very easy to answer as Iyasa now runs different programmes in different countries with different casts in some cases right at the same time and dates. To put you in the picture of what is currently happening I wish to let you know that Iyasa has at ti...Read more
Iyasa to unveil new production on European tour
ZIMBABWE’s multi award winning performing arts company, Inkululeko Yabatsha School of Arts (IYASA) is on a five month European tour where they are set to unveil their latest production, Streets of Africa. The latest production, a musical, which premiered in Vienna, where the group is based seeks to showcase the transition Zimbabwean culture has gone through in the last few decades.It pr...Read more
ZIMBABWEANS MUST START GOING OUT
The way I see itI am in Austria at the moment. Its summer and therefore its entertainment season. Groups from all over the world stage shows at theatres, city halls, festivals of all sorts and kinds. Music and theatre cutting across race, language and genres dominates the scene. It’s a festive mood through out summer in Europe. We saw Freshly ground from South Africa, we watched Buju Banton,Chiw...Read more
Dube The brains behind Iyasa
ZIMBABWE’S multi-award winner, Inkululeko Yabatsha School of Arts (Iyasa) is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and last week Standardplus asked the group’s founder and director Nkululeko Dube to shed more light on its fruitful journey. Below are excerpts of Dube’s (ND) interview with Lesley Moyo (LM). LM: Can you tell us how you got into the arts industry.ND: It was a childhood drea...Read more
African writers going mainstream
In terms of volumes sold, I've always wondered why African writers are generally not doing as well as writers from other continents. My book is yet to come out so I may not know much but from my experience so far, I think African writers really have their work cut out. It's not that there is no market for our work because there are a lot of people out there interested in Africa and there a...Read more
Branding The Arts / Arts As A Business
The arts like sports such as cricket, soccer golf e.t.c have immense potential to create opportunities and markets globally. When you speak of sports such soccer, there are teams and names that have become synonymous to the kind of sports. Almost everyone in the world will tell you what Manchester United is, what Liverpool is and who Ronaldo is. The same goes for golf and Tiger Woods, COLGAT...Read more
Get to know Inkululeko Yabatsha School of Arts(IYASA)
He helped form and spearhead an arts group and they have gone to places that even the names of them are hard to write what more to print them. Nkululeko Innocent Dube is regarded as a local entrepreneur who realised the niche in the arts industry and with his uniqueness approach has reached greater levels despite of all the odds against new entrepreneurs. Zimbabwemetro.com had the opportunity to ...Read more