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MaDzimbahwe Explorer is a tourism portal with informative, upbeat and inspirational articles about Zimbabwe not only for the benefit foreign nature lovers, thrill seekers and travelers but its citizenry. We hope to not tell the complete story of this beautiful, friendly and upwardly mobile southern African country by going beyond its world class natural endowments, mystic ancient cities, impressively diverse ecology and soothing climate to the story of its people – urbane and less so. This would naturally include its fashion, culinary talents, and distinct arts – visual and performance.

Nyaminyami walking stick genius

By Ngoni Shumba Ubiquitous to all curio shops in and around Kariba, the Nyaminyami walking stick’s commercial success is the first testimony for its perfection...

Blind weaver defies odds

By Norma Tsopo MUTARE - Johannes Lovemore Landini’s confidence as one of Mutare city’s finest weavers borders on arrogance. “I feel that there is only one...

Zero budget film shines at Zimbabwe International Film Festival  

By Jacqueline Muchazoreka MUTARE – Talented Mutare filmmaker – Thabiso Daudi Phiri’s zero-budget film A Tale Of Old Lovers came third in this year’s Hi5...

Poetry performance earns girl army scholarship 

By Farai Shawn Matiashe MUTARE - A six year old Dangamvura girl won herself an army scholarship to cover her primary education after stunning audiences...

Piracy forces poetry into performance arts arena

By Farai Shawn Matiashe MUTARE - Frustrated by rampant piracy Zimbabwe’s poets are leaning towards performing their works in a bid to at least earn...

Unraveling Brazilian Samba’s African ties

By Norma Tsopo HARARE - Samba may have circled the globe as one of the most infectious and popular dance styles from the South American...

Broadcasting monopoly stunt film industry

By Norma Tsopo HARARE – A top actor has blamed Zimbabwe’s massive brain drain in its performance arts industry on the shunning of the country’s...

Handicrafts offer rich pickings

By Norma Tsopo MUTARE - Handcrafts offer rich pickings for marginalised populations – women and the poor, if the sector is adequately supported. Tied closely to the...

Shona stone sculpture dying without tourism

By Norma Tsopo HARARE - A slump in tourist visits at the turn of the millennium ended Shona stone sculpture’s commercial viability. And without a market, the creative...
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