HIFA Harare International
Festival of the Arts

HIFA 2018 Opening Show WE COUNT

Music • Tickets: $20.00

A year of change. A year of potential.

A year of celebration.


Come join the party! All people of Zimbabwe are the stars of this new, one-night-only spectacle that features 100 singers, dancers, acrobats, musicians, and puppeteers from all over the world. Through the eyes of Zimbabwe’s future, we ask: what are you most proud of? Raise your voice in the largest and most vibrant cultural celebration of the year.


Featuring jazz star Prudence Katomeni, Dereck Mpofu, Masa Caroleen, Haitian/American vocalist Sarah Elizabeth Charles, American pianist Jarrett Cherner, Israeli vocalist Judah Gavra, Queen of mbira Hope Masike, Dreams Band, Slavic Soul Party!, AfriKera Dance Theatre, Zimspiration choir, Makishi dancers, Giant Puppets, and the Move On Project featuring Enrico de Agostini and Italian guitarist Andrea Valeri.


“This is a major cultural moment for Zimbabwe on the international stage, and I am thrilled to collaborate with so many stars to make it unforgettable.” - James Blaszko, Director


Musical Director – Blessing Chimanga

Dance Curator & Choreographer – Soukaina M. L. Edom with Maylene Chenjerayi, Victor Peturo, Blessed Rukweza

Costume designer: Colin Ratisai


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