Format of Matobo Heritage Festival

Djembe Monks

Djembe Monks

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.
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Nobuntu

Nobuntu

Promoting Art in Schools

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

Amagugu Joins CIVICUS

CIVICUS logo

CIVICUS logo

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!

Individuals and organisations interested in joining CIVICUS can read about the procedure here – http://www.civicus.org/
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INTRODUCING THE MATOBO HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Matobo Heritage Festival

Matobo Heritage Festival

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
Storytelling
Traditional games, dance and music
Visual Art Lessons
Crafts exhibitions
Braai On The Rocks
Mountain Climbing

Entry fees: Primary Schools – $2 per student; Secondary Schools – $3; Tertiary institutions – $4; General Public – $5

For advance bookings – 0785 378 314

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Zimbabwe Tourism Authority Delegation Visits Amagugu

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.

Misheck Dube explains symbolism of one of the murals

Misheck Dube explains symbolism of one of the murals

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.

Misheck Dube explains the common chevron design in many national flags of Southern African states

Misheck Dube explains the common chevron design in many national flags of Southern African states

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Expanding Market Linkages

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.

Pastor Tomy Deuschle admires products on display

Pastor Tomy Deuschle admires products on display

Minister of Youth Hon Patrick Zhuwao admires a sisal hat

Minister of Youth Hon Patrick Zhuwao admires a sisal hat

 

Amagugu Programs Manager hands over a catalogue of a new range of basketry and wood products to Minister of Tourism Hon. Walter Mzembi

Amagugu Programs Manager hands over a catalogue of a new range of basketry and wood products to Minister of Tourism Hon. Walter Mzembi

Members of the public admire baskets and hats on display

Members of the public admire baskets and hats on display

Harare East legislator Nelson Chamisa in conversation with Rudo Nondo and Butholezwe Nyathi

Harare East legislator Nelson Chamisa in conversation with Rudo Nondo and Butholezwe Nyathi