HIFA 2012 - A Show of Spirit
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GenreMusic, Film
Dates1–6 May 2012
Location(s)Harare, Zimbabwe
Years active1999–present
Founded byManuel Bagorro

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

Held under the theme of A Show Of Spirit the 13th edition of HIFA started on 1 May and closed 6 May. The theme, according to HIFA, pointed to both the vibrant nature of the festival, and the passion and aspiration of the audiences. It celebrated the capacity of the arts to impart courage, compassion and determination, and called on the audience "to boldly embrace the creative force within all of us."[1]

The opening show was directed by founding Artistic Director of Tumbuka Contemporary Dance Company, Neville Campbell. The Musical Director of the show was the young Zimbabwean Saxophonist Vee Mukarati. The Opening show featured Chiwoniso Maraire, John Pfumojena, Aura, Wadzanai “Black Pearl” Chiuriri, Rutendo Machiridza, Josh Meck.

The overall festival featured artists such as Oliver Mtukudzi, Edith Weutonga, Ismael Lo, Alexio Kawara, Liz Ogumbo, Kouyate – Neerman, Hope Masike, Tumi & The Volume, Ba Shupi, Stunner, Mokoomba, Maria de Barros, Batsirai Chigama, Oness Sankarra Willom Tight, Winky D, Yamandu Costa and Prudence Katomeni-Mbofana


You can view/download the HIFA 2012 programme here


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  1. HIFA Opening Show , HIFA, Retrieved:21 April 2014