More than 30 students from the Department of English and Communication at Solusi University could not contain their Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) on the Amagugu experience. Continue reading
The inaugural Matobo Heritage Festival will be held from 31 July – 5 August at Amagugu International Heritage Centre. From 31 July – 4 August it is largely primary, secondary and tertiary institutions of learning that will be visiting. The standard daily activities are as per the attached poster. There will be more activities of course 🙂
On 5 August we are open to members of the public. The morning will feature the standard festival activities. Starting 12 noon we host a series of explosive music sessions. We feature the talented and award winning Nobuntu – an all female imbube ensemble. The reverberating sounds of the djembe drum will echoe in the Matobo mountains courtesy of Djembe Monks and Drums of Peace. You don’t want to miss out.
As part of the Strengthening Local Cultural Policy in Zimbabwe project in partnership with UNESCO, Amagugu International Heritage Centre conducted a dance training workshop at Madabe Primary School in Plumtree on 30 June 2017. Continue reading
As we work towards products development in preparation for the Eco Fashion Exhibition, we set up working teams of artisans in Matobo District. Continue reading
We are pleased to have joined CIVICUS – a global civil society network – as a voting member. Membership to CIVICUS creates avenues for us to share our cultural heritage preservation and promotion work with a global audience. Taking Zimbabwe to the world!
An outline of the inaugural Matobo Heritage Festival activities. #MatoboFest17
Why a Heritage Festival?
On the basis of its rich cultural heritage, Matobo was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2003. The festival promotes and celebrates the various cultural elements that make Matobo the heritage site that it is. Festival activities also in support of the new education curriculum.
Dates: 31 July – 5 August 2017
Venue: Amagugu International Heritage Centre
Standard daily activities include the following:
Visit to Njelele shrine keeper
Viewing of rock art
Film In the Bush
Traditional Court Simulation
Eco Fashion Show
Traditional games, dance and music
Visual Art Lessons
Braai On The Rocks
Entry fees: Primary Schools – $2 per student; Secondary Schools – $3; Tertiary institutions – $4; General Public – $5
For advance bookings – 0785 378 314
We had the pleasure of hosting on Saturday 10 June 2017 a delegation from the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority. Led by Tesa Chikaponya, National Conventions Bureau Executive Director, the four women team had a rapid 1 hour 20 minutes familiarisation exercise of products and services offered by Amagugu International Heritage Centre.
Led by Amagugu’s senior tour guide Misheck Dube, the delegation toured murals and got insights as regards various elements of the pre-colonial Ndebele way of life. The team also toured the basketry and pottery production areas, the craft shop, gazebos and traditional games area.
On the basis of their knowledge and experience, the ZTA team shared with us useful ideas to strengthen the scope of our products and services and for that we are grateful.
We look forward to exhibiting at the 10th edition of Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism and Travel Expo at the Zimbabwe International Exhibitions Centre in Bulawayo from 27 September to 1 October 2017.
Pictures show a range of national leaders and members of the public who visited the Amagugu stand at the Mandela Washington Fellowship Expo in Harare, 2 – 3 June 2017. Selected range of products were exhibited as part of the collection that will be officially unveiled at the occasion the Eco Fashion Show set to be held in August under the ambit of the inaugural Matobo Heritage Festival.
Our design intern Rudo Nondo caused the convening of an Eco-Fashion Conversation on 19 May 2017 at the NUST American Space in Bulawayo. Continue reading