We are a Zimbabwean formed and based record label that is setup to provide a complete range of services for artists at novice level all the way up to professional level. We have developed a level of proficiency that allows us to create on a very broad spectrum to to cater for the numerous genres being produced in Zimbabwe and beyond borders. Our aim is to continue to create a ground breaking sounds that will break new ground for our local artists and influence a new wave of an entertainment experience the world over.
Zimbabwean formed and based record label set up to provide production services for local and international artists and corporate. We service artists in various genres and we are constantly working on creating new sounds and artists to introduce with the intention to transform the face of the industry in Zimbabwe and beyond.
KUENDA productions is an international, interdisciplinary and intercultural platform for collaborations in dance, music, theater, visual arts, video, literature and cultural management. KUENDA was founded in 2013 by the young Ugandan choreographer Antonio Bukhar, the German theater maker and culture manager Cindy Jänicke and the Zimbabwean journalist and culture manager Plot Mhako.
The idea is to follow a working vision for sustainable artistic and transglobal collaboration at eye level. KUENDA brings together different artists and art forms for each project, with the aim of bringing different nationalities, backgrounds, styles into a dialogue and to research and work together at eye level. The artists use their roots, use urban forms, things they find - they work with an interdisciplinary and intergenic approach.
WE WORK IN GERMANY, UGANDA, ZIMBABWE AND THE REST OF THE WORLD.
Mafuwe International Festival of Dance is a platform that aims at advancing, promoting and celebrating the art and culture of dance. The festival started in 2019 in Harare. Mafuwe brought together various dancers, performances, artists from the world over. This is the first all international dance festival in Zimbabwean history. The festival provides tailor-made and designed stages, workshops and residencies. It aims for professional artistic exchange, but also includes opportunities for artists of all levels – semi-professionals and amateurs.
Jibilika is a Non-Profit Organisation that promotes various elements of youth culture for social engagement, economic empowerment and youth development founded in 2007 in Zimbabwe.
Jibilika has been empowering the voices of young people through innovative Hip Hop programming, mentorship, and volunteering in schools, communities, and works on strategies and training to professionalize young upcoming artists. Key programming elements _ Dance, Design, Fashion, Media Technology, Music, Grafitti, Skateboarding. Programs that speak the youth language and break communication barriers.
Jibilika promotes popular youth culture and community projects that positively transform young peoples’ lives and their communities.
Now operational in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Mozambique.
*Othnell Mangoma Moyo*
Othnell ’Mangoma’ Moyo is a Dancer, Actor, Musician and Ethnomusicologist who plays ethnomusical instruments and collaborates with many Zimbabwean and International artists. Growing from the Nguboyenja Township of Makokoba in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and learning marimba and ngoma from his brother Osward and sister Rea, Mangoma pursued his passion for music, seeking knowledge, learning from his elders and his peers. His development into a skilled and highly-valued artist led him to perform and record with many Zimbabwean and foreign artists.
He has now represented Zimbabwe in more than 30 countries of the world, in over 400 venues and international festivals, and participated in a number of international musical collaborations with artists from Norway, Austria, Sweden, Indonesia, Burkina Faso, France, India, Indonesia and more. In 2016 he was selected for the One Beat (USA) programme, where he collaborated with artists from 17 countries, enriching his relationship with music by exposure to other cultures of the world.(https://1beat.org/people/othnell-moyo/)
Mangoma makes three-quarters of the instruments he uses, and has recorded 2 albums (https://soundcloud.com/user-671021405-621158337/amawule) under the name ‘Music According to Percussion’ (MAP), an ensemble led by Othnell that plays ‘music that is driven by percussion’ (https://www.musicinafrica.net/directory/music-according-percussion-map)
Mangoma also teaches music and dance to prisoners at Harare Central Prison under Miracle Missions, and directs TEN (Talent Explorer in Nguboyenja) an arts, sports and business event held annually in Nguboyenja, Bulawayo.(https://www.facebook.com/TEN-546854008791632/), and also holds annual Zimbabwe Drummers Camp where he teaches rhythms, traditional songs and dances from his culture for free, as a way of preserving Bantu heritage.
He has penned downed Zimbabwe traditional Rhythms and songs in his book called Zimbabwean Ngoma/iNgungu Rhythms and Songs book 1 book which he shared what he has learned in the living tradition of Bulawayo Township Rhythms.(ISBN 978-0-7974-9249-3) , https://zimchat.com/percussionist-to-launch-18-years-of-music-research/, https://www.chronicle.co.zw/preserve-african-music-through-books/
Contact | +263774096269
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/othnell.moyo or https://www.facebook.com/mangomamusic
Music In Africa Profile: https://www.musicinafrica.net/users/othnell-moyo
Runkeeper Profile: https://runkeeper.com/user/2706658394/profile