HIFA 2008 - The Art of Determination
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GenreMusic, Film
Dates29 April - 4 May 2008
Location(s)Harare, Zimbabwe
Years active1999–present
Founded byManuel Bagorro

For HIFA editions in previous years, please see, the HIFA Index

2008 - The Art of Determination

Held from 29 April to 4 May, the 2008 HIFA theme was The Art of Determination. The festival in that year was held as the economic situation in Zimbabwe worsened in the midst of runaway hyperinflation. According to HIFA the theme celebrated Zimbabweans who had stood the course, and were still there and continuing to perform: "We want to acknowledge Zimbabwean resilience, that spirit of just keep on keeping on."[1]

This not withstanding, 2008 was reported to be the biggest HIFA yet. The festival attracted 120 international artists.[1] Some international artists included Freshlyground and Steve Dyer.

Local artists included Oliver Mtukudzi, Comrade Fatso, Outspoken, Tumbuka Dance Company, Chiwoniso Maraire and Sandra Ndebele


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  1. 1.0 1.1 The art of determination, Kubatana.net, Published:7 April 2008, Retrieved:20 April 2014