Zimfest – A celebration of Zimbabwean pride

Zimfest - A celebration of Zimbabwean pride

What Glasto is to the Brits, Zimfest is to the Zimbabweans! Without doubt, there is no other fixture on the international summer calendar that elicits such passion and excitement. Perhaps the secret is that every penny raised goes to helping people in Zimbabwe? Or after years of humiliation, Zimbabweans take this chance to celebrate what’s great about their people? Whatever… as soon as the word goes out, literally thousands of Zimfestniks and others nail the date into their diaries.

Zimfest is an event that brings together Zimbabweans from across the cultural spectrum and truly welcomes non-Zimbabweans who are mad about Zimbabwe. It is the biggest international celebration of Zimbabwean arts, music, sport, great food and culture in one field.

Every year Zimfest improves in depth and quality and this year is set to have the most depth, be the best organised and greatest ever. Last year 5000 people of all ages turned up and the vibe was truly a one-love experience.

Every year, we prove that Zimbabweans are resilient and that when we work together we create miracles. With this in mind, we are working globally to produce a Worldwide Zimfest movement, the flagship festival being held in Raynes Park, on the 5th of September.

Zimfest Facts:

• Date:
Saturday 5TH SEPTEMBER, 12NOON-10PM
• Venue:
PRINCE GEORGES PLAYING FIELDS,
BUSHEY RD, RAYNES PARK LONDON, SW20 9NB
• On Offer:
MUSIC, TRADITIONAL FOOD SUCH AS SADZA & RELISH, SPORTS COMPETITIONS, KIDDIES CORNER, CULTURAL ACTIVITIES, HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS, TRADITIONAL STALLS AND FREE LOVE.
• Tickets, line-up & further info:
www.zimfestlive.com

Get a Grip on the music
From Afro-beat, to Kwaito, to Indie Rock, Jazz, Traditional and Hip Hop it’s an amazingly diverse African line-up:

Special P.A. by ROZALLA MILLER http://ww.rozallamiller.com

VUSA MKHAYA
http://www.vusamkhaya.net

HARARE
http://www.hararemusic.com

MANN FRIDAY
http://www.mannfriday.com/

SIYAYA ARTS
http://siyaya-arts.com

TERENCE MAS
http://www.terencemas.com/

KAMIKAZE TEST PILOTS
http://www.kamikazetestpilots.co.uk

DKR
http://kynrecords.com/dkr

TRENTON & FREE RADICAL
www.myspace.com/trentonandfreeradical

SAHARA C
http://www.reverbnation.com/saharac

TAGARA JAZZ QUARTET
http://www.myspace.com/tagarajazzquartet

And Very Special guests Africa’s Finest!
DJ OTIS “The Flow” FRASER & KIMBLE “Double K” ROGERS
http://www.myspace.com/otisfraser
The Magic

Every festival claims is it the best, but there is something about the warmth and mischievous humour of Zimbabweans themselves that makes it really special. Ask yourself this: Of all the Zimbabweans you’ve ever met have there been any that you really didn’t like? (And no… Makosi doesn’t count!)

For further information contact:
Sylvester Mutsigwa – 07958591338
sylvester.mutsigwa@wezimbabwe.org
Sinead Parsons – 07879894762
sinead.parsons@wezimbabwe.org
Mike Tashaya – 07876430182
mike.tashaya@wezimbabwe.org

WEZIMBABWE is a registered charitable organisation dedicated to the empowerment of Zimbabweans through the development of a strong and united global Zimbabwean community and to the provision of access to formal education and non-formal life skills training for children and young people throughout Zimbabwe. Website: www.wezimbabwe.org

Region: All
Start Date: 05/09/2009
End Date: 05/09/2009
Start Time: 12.00
Venue: Zimfest 2009
Venue Address: Prince George’s Playing Fields, Raynes Park
Celebs Attending: Rozalla Miller,
Website: http://www.zimfestlive.com
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Available
 
Press Tickets:
Name: Sylvester Mutsigwa
Phone: 07958591338