Unplugged Zimbabwe
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GenreMusic, Food
DatesMonthly
Location(s)Harare, Zimbabwe
Years active2013–present
Founded byChiedza Danha, Ellinah Mutandwa
Website
facebook.com/pg/unpluggedzimbabwe

Unplugged Zimbabwe is a monthly blankets and wine style music concert hosted in Harare. It was started in 2012. ‘Unplugged’ is intended to bring together tourists, local people, business, youth, community organisations, media and visitors from all over Harare. Its objective is to provide a family-friendly environment for entertainment.

Audiences are encouraged to drive down to the designated venue with a blanket or picnic chair, a bottle of wine, the company of friends or family to share in a music and lifestyle experience.[1]

As its tagline Love.Live.Music suggests, Unplugged is designed to showcase the various genres of Afro-centric music, while encouraging local audiences to promote upcoming and undiscovered talent.In September 2017 it was on its 18th Edition.


Mission

  • To create a lifestyle around music, fashion, food, and drink;
  • To provide a conducive and receptive platform for upcoming/undiscovered and established talent

Vision

To sustain Zimbabwe’s biggest and most popular monthly cultural and social event that draws together aspirational Zimbabweans in an exclusive setting. Values

  • Artist-centric
  • Diversity
  • Transparency

Perfomances

Unplugged attracts performances from Zimbabwe's leading artists and artists from the continent as well.

Local musicians that have performed at Unplugged monthly concerts include Victor Kunonga, Alexio Kawara, Tehn Diamond, Mokoomba, Prayer Soul, Edith WeUtonga, Roki, Adrian Muparutsa. Ammara Brown, Eve Kawadza, Junior Brown, Tariro neGitare, Bryan Kadengu, Prince Musarurwa, Patrick Lupi, Gwenga, Tinashe Makura, Donald Kanyuchi, Hope Masike, Sylent Nqo and Kessia Magosha.

The events usually feature the DJs Reverb 7, DJ Stavo and TK Beats.

Sponsorship

Reputable brands sponsor Unplugged, including Dairibord, Savanna, DSTV, EcoCash, Knorr and others.

Pictures

Incidents at Concerts

Sometimes, minor fights break out in the crowd. In December 2016, a fight broke out between some 2 girls and other concert goers captured it on video and shared in social media. The video and pictures went viral on social media.

Two women fight at an Unplugged event in December 2016

References

  1. "Unplugged' is Zimbabwe's premier Afro-based 'blankets and wine' style music festival". August 16, 2017. Retrieved October 26, 2017. line feed character in |title= at position 44 (help)