ORGANIZER: Mbizo Chirasha
De- Fination!. ..DefiNation!
GirlchildVoices Fiesta/100 Tpc-Zimbabwe 27th September2014.
The Creative /Literary Arts impact on the 27th of September 2014 was made possible by Chicken Hut Harare, Girlchildcreativity Project, Vision College and participants from the Arts community, participating colleges that included Good news College, Vision College and students from Pace College all from Harare.
Participants were treated from reggae strings and lyrics from upcoming reggae conscious music Maxwell Katewere- who gave his 3 heart rending songs, touching on the equality of humanity and the need to respect one another. Participants who included vibrant poets Orator, Nzonze and Mwana Wa Afrika who also presented strong spoken word artistry and performance that left Master Class Creative Lab in awe and salivating for more. The Poets inspired with their amount of creativity.
Not to be outdone was versatile actor, film maker and creative Artist Dereck Nziyakwi, who brought in a Master Class Theatre and Performance presentation through unique games on stage focus, concentration and coordination. The Event venue came down when students were engaged in this serious artistic theatre model that left them well cultivated and motivated.
Young poets, speakers, writers gave their positive views on the for responsible creativity and Mbizo Chirasha talk about the link between Diet, food tastes and creative/artistic tastes complimenting the role Chicken Hut had played in this initiative and program.
Highly creative students from Pace College who included Pamela Munemo were serious in their presentations of Performance Poetry and gospel Music, Pamela Munemo prove to be the force to reckon in the future of Zimbabwean Poetry if not Africa- Go Girl Child GO! The sister is confident, versatile, creative and sharp.
Before the day end Participants were treated to a mix pot of poetry and acoustics which brought resonance and rhythm to the whole program. Participants later engaged in serious creative moment as were given a very impromptu creative writing session on the importance of food through short stories and poetry.
Before final closure of the day Master Class Participants got engaged in a panel discussion with the presenters who included Mwana Wa Afrika, Dereck Nziyakwi, Maxwell Katewere, The Orator and Edward Nzonze.
The poems and stories will be judged with the help of poets, writers, Chicken hut and the GirlchldCreativity Project Creative Director.
The 27th of September Poetry/Literary Arts Impact will be followed a serious motivational, literacy project dubbed Schools Research and Public Speaking Seminar that also compliments the 100 Thousand Poets for Change, a program coordinated by GirlchildCreativity Project in Zimbabwe. The public Speaking seminar will see participants researching on various topics transcending from political, social, creative, historical, geographical areas and then present them before adjudicators who have vast knowledge on the researched subject matters.
In Mid October the judged stories, poetry and speeches will be awarded prizes through an Award Ceremony that will be graced by schools, Media and business as well creative arts activists.
By Mbizo Chirasha- Curator of GirlchildVoices Fiesta and Zimbabwe Resident Coordinator/100TPC-global