Zimbabwe's premier annual festival of youth culture. The festival celebrates Hip Hop and different elements of youth culture focused on social impact
The Jibilika Dance Festival is Zimbabwe's premier annual youth dance festival.It was established in 2007. The festival selects 10 groups from each of the country’s 10 provinces to take part in the national finals. The thrust of the event is to stimulate dance as a means to empower, build capacity and develop talent while entertaining. The event also encourages various dance cultures with the thrus
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For this year 2021, we are launching a call for participation to all dancers, singers and musicians from Zimbabwe who wish to participate in the tenth anniversary edition of BATTLE RIVALSKOOL which will take place on 9 and 10 October 2021 in Paris.
FRENCH Opportunity for Zimbabwean artists : 10th Ultimate Battle Rivalskool For this year 2021, we are launching a call for participation to all dancers, singers and musicians from Zimbabwe who wish to participate in the tenth anniversary edition of Rivalskool, which will …
CHIPAWO in Partnership with SayWhat / Jibilika Dance Trust / Elysium Magna /
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Zimbabwe children and you young people join the rest of African in celebrating 16 June The Day of the African Child.
MUSIC CREDIT : Victor Kunonga _ Maidarirei / Micheal Jackson _ They don't care about us.
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Breaking Down Borders Africa Youth Initiative 2021 hosted in partnership with JIBILIKA presents // DANCING THROUGH THE PANDEMIC -“Resilience & Opportunities” _ On Thursday 27 May // 2pm CAT
BATTLE OF THE YEAR ZIM
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SOCIAL INNOVATION + IMPACT _ JIBILIKA a Zimbabwean organisation promoting various elements of youth culture to impact the youth and communities for 14 years.
It is saddening that we have received the news of the passing of one of the best hip hop artist and producer in the country. Cal-Vin who was a great friend of JIBILIKA. He took part in several projects such as the Jibilika Festival and the Step up 2 HIV campaign. His love for hip hop and desire to see a just society and progress for the youth will forever be remembered and celebrated. From us at JIBIKIKA we wish his family and friends strength and comfort in this time of bereavement. May his soul rest in peace
SCARA _ Tha Last Dance + Drum Beat . A JIBILIKA Tribute. Fare the well champ! Here are some memories she shared with Delroy Maripakwenda
SADDEST NEWS] Delroy Scara Maripakwenda has died. This is extremely sad. We have known and worked with Delroy for so many years since he was a very young boy. We travelled, we performed, we trained, we laughed. Always jovial, always kind, always respectful, always willing to help, always smiling. One creative genius, multi-talented, innovative and hard working artist. This is not only a loss for his family but the whole nation has been robbed of a creative whose impact and potential was life changing and not fully realized. Rest in peace Delroy Scara Maripakwenda.
reWIND«« 5 Years ago _ JIBILIKA FESTIVAL _ Rap Cypher _ BYO Theatre//
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Throwback] 3 years ago _ Jibilika Festival _ in HARARE __ on this date
Throwback] 5 years ago _ Jibilika Festival _ in Bulawayo __ on this date
THROWBACK] 3 Years ago _ 10th Jibilika Festival
August 12 is International Youth Day and the theme is “Youth Engagement for Global Action”. The theme seeks to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be significantly enhanced.
JOHN COLE _ Live _ Multi-award winning Choreographer / Dancer / Recording artist speaks to Plot Mhako on earGROUND.
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Phenomenal Lighting and power Solutions in partnership with Jibilika host Patrick Woodroffe a lighting Guru .. Join us register through 0774153441 to be part of the conversation on 2August 2020 zoom meeting
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LIVE [ Dancer / DJ / Actor / Model ] Seace Ace / Dj ACE FRVR interview on earGROUND with Plot Mhako.
LIVE _ NONI [ Dancer | Choreographer | Community ] Plot Mhako speaks to Nyasha Catherine Madzinga a leading dancer and creative who has championed the inclusion of girls and women in dance for over a decade. A project coordinator with JIBILIKA and also a lead choreographer and dancer at JAH PRAYZAH's 3rd Generation Band.
M A S K E D Freestyle Dance Battle is in a few weeks. If you have what it takes to host the TV Show or be a DJ do write to us. [email protected]
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Throwback ] 2007
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Dance outfit Magesh stormed to victory. Magesh presented their superb choreographed pieces that resembled their trademark, clean, precise and stunning styles. In an interview with The Herald Entertainment, Magesh said they were happy with the victory as it means a lot to them.
“This is our dream come true, being winners for the third time. Dancing is a career that needs to be taken seriously as it will also sustain livelihoods. I thank Jibilika for the exposure they are giving to the youths as it is promoting our culture. Dance is a tool that can be used to communicate,” said Magesh crew.
Plot Mhako, Jibilika founder, said he was happy with the huge turnout at the festival.
“Dance is a culture and I am happy with how Zimbabweans are coping and accepting that it is a career.
M A S K E D ] FRESH & NEW
[ Rayaaz Mushina ]
A lot of people call you Rayaaz Mushina
" My real name is Rayaaz Nanhanga. Rayaaz is from Gweru Zimbabwe aged 25 started dancing at the age of 9 "
You have your own sophisticated technique. Who was your most influential teacher and why?
" I ddnt really have a teacher but ther are people who have helped me grow and inspired me I'd say Dray one of the guys I grew dancing with has taught me how to be original in whatever you do. "
Looking at our industry, do you think our industry is on the right track or we are going backwards.
"The industry is on the right track at times it may seem as if we are going backwards but I'd like to think we are moving forward but at a very slow pace."
Some dancers have been putting up the word exposure. Do we have stages in Zimbabwe that uplift dance from the roots. Are these promoters doing enough ?
"Yes we do have stages that are allowing dancers to do the most and be uplifted,promoters may face challenges in trying to relate on what exactly is required in making it a total success as some of them donot have dance experience or expertise but some are doing their level best which brings motivation and encouragement. "
Lets talk about Jibilika Festival BATTLE RIVALSKOOL. How did you feel after winning the second edition in 2018
"I was so overwhelmed and excited after winning rivalskool I had entered the competition not aiming to win but to learn and showcase what I had to when I won it was one of the most amazing moments in my life."
2019 you made it through to the finals and it was a very tough Battle throughout. It must have been overwhelming with pressure? Did you see any developments from the previous edition in terms of dancers performance
"2019 the pressure was real and yes alot of dancers showed great improvement and growth this was so inspiring to see as dancers brought something fresh and the energy was such amazing "
Every industry has its own demands. What are some of the demands of being a dancer
"As a dancer some of the demands are discipline,dedication and passion are basic principles and demands that are needed for you to achieve,succeed and grow in the industry "
Gweru is very reach with talent and culture. Are we fully exploring our abilities
" We are not fully exploring our abilities and reaching full potential in Expressing sharing and exchanging the culture and talent that is there as Bulawayo is the hub of arts in Zimbabwe our stories should also center around that talent and culture."
Voltage Crew Reloaded. Who is part of this crew and how did it come about
"Voltage dance crew is made up of 3 dancers namely Darrel, Dray and Rayaaz the crew was founded in 2012 by Rayaaz as we represent our city Gweru we entertain perform and compete."
What are some of your achievements
"Some of my achievements are representing Zimbabwe at the battlerivalskool competition in France and winning the 2019 wakeup session 1vs1 battles 2 categories afro and hip hop."
Besides dancing how else do you make a leaving
"I am a part time fitness instructor."
Thank You very much Rayaaz for being on the today. How can people get in touch with you for collaborations or anything
"You welcome and thank you very much. You can get in touch with me on [email protected] or social media platforms Instagram mushina_dancer and Facebook Rayaaz Mushina "
MASKED DANCE BATTLE in the Zimbojam today.
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Ladies & Gentlemen _announcing [ MASKED _ Freestyle Dance Battle ] a TV all styles dance battle seeking to unearth hidden gems in dance. A groundbreaking project starting at a time we are faced with a global health pandemic. If dance moves, we keep on moving!
This July! More information on registration, participation, prizes, viewing platforms etc coming soon.
[a JIBILIKA project] _ Award winning youth culture organisation. www.jibilika.org.zw
Meet a very vibrant youthful dance crew that is making impact in its community. [ Supergeeks DanceZw ]
Q :: "Who are Super Geeks & the name, "Super Geeks?"
"Supergeeks is a multi award winning dance crew which has some of the best dancers Zim has ever seen. It is made up of of 11 members. Namely Nigel Bee Reign, @David Cooper, Nkosi Tyler Phiril, @Pasha mpala, Bright Monga Dlamini, Midiah Tätéñdå Mavawani, Prince Chibansha, David Matanga, @Emmanuel Dove, @Mwezi Mwezi and Neville.
Why the name SuperGeeks ?
From the dictionary a geek is someone who is intensely interested in a particular field or hobby and likewise we are intensely interested and strongly involved in dance which makes us geeks in our own right. The word “Super” came from a super hero perspective were each super hero has his or her unique super power that define them and in that context every individual in the crew has his or her strengths in dance which makes them unique. Thus the two words combined makes *“SuperGeeks”*
Q :: The crew's aims & objectives.
To be one of the most influential dance crew both on local and international ground. We want our name to be mentioned every time the word dance is mentioned
To develop artistic, entertaining and strong works, that are giving and inclusive to our audiences.
To seamlessly fuse amapiano, afro and hip hop to create a whole new way of dancing that tells a story and at the same time entertaining
We always aim at being the best in everything that we do and impacting the community in a positive way
To firmly introduce people to the new way of dancing which is not only limited to the old traditional way of dancing but the diverse and creative way which fuses dance styles like hip hop, afro, traditional, amapiano, krump, Contemporary and Pansula.
To establish our way of dancing within the arts industry.
Preserving and promoting our African/Zimbabwean dance heritage in a modern context.
Utilise dance as a creative tool of learning and development within our communities in order to give people the opportunity to realise their creative potential , so as to improve their social, personal and prospects in life.
Q :: When did your choreography career begin & how did the crew come together?
The crew came together in 2014 were we started off as solo dancers who came together to share something they had in common. We performed, battled and competed but we were not strong or entertaining enough then as time progressed we discovered that there is power in choreography and that kick start our choreography career and thus we started winning more competitions, awards, travelling and performing at bigger stages
Q :: How different are the Super Geeks from other dance crews?
The brotherly-sisterly love and respect we have for each other. Each member’s opinions are not deemed invaluable and everyone is treated equally. Thus we don’t have a leader because we believe each individual is a leader in his/her own. We share a common goal and vision therefore it makes it quite more feasible to work together and the intellectual and mental capability to face and resolve problems that seem complex.
Q :: Which major competitions has the crew been involved in & any accolades so far?
*Competitions:* DreamStar Zimbabwe, Jibilika Festival, Chibuku Zimbabwe dance festival , @Belivers Boppers Battlesdance, Global Dance Supreme in South Africa
Two times best hip hop dance crew in Zimbabwe [ @ZimHipHop Awards ] (2016&2017)
Got nominated at Bulawayo Arts Awards (2019)
Q :: What's your perception on Zimbabwe or particularly Byo's choreography industry?
I’ll divide the choreography industry into two. There is the cultural/traditional way of choreography and the hip hop/Morden way of choreography. The cultural/traditional way seems to be making it and has more respect and support in Bulawayo mostly because the generation before paved a good way for them whereas it’s not the same with the hiphop/modern way of dancing. As supergeeks we believe it is our duty to change this perception and I know we will. Looking at where we were when we began I am optimistic things will get better for the industry.
Q :: Any features in music videos?
Yes we have featured on several videos. Which include
Jah Prayzah- Follow Me
Asaph - like so
Tha New Guy
Mimie - Ngikhetha Wena
Q :: Future projections.?
Working on having our own studio. Working on venturing into entrepreneurship (clothing, videography, Software Development etc). Working on further branding our crew and representing dance. Also Working on hosting our own dance competitions and shows
Q :: How do you balance your practice sessions & school/work?
The answer to this question is *PRIORITIES*. If you know what you want you will create time for it and make it work.
Q :: Any last words to upcomin' dance crews, Campus Moments readers & eMKlass Speaks! Anythin' Goes tv viewers & eMKlass' SoundCloud listeners?
Yeah! Persistence and endurance is key. If you love something fight for it don’t let anyone tell you how to define your own life. Set your goals and make sure you see them through, it won’t be easy but one day you’ll look back and be proud.
To upcoming dancers and dance crews work hard, be humble, don’t let the hunger to learn die. We are willing to share what we have learnt throughout the years to anyone and we are also willing to learn from you. GET IN TOUCH and lets dance!!
To anyone reading this and has a desire to learn how to dance either for fitness or to advance their dancing skills feel free to get in touch
Q :: Where can people find you
YouTube: supergeeks dance crew
Facebook: supergeek dance crew
The Jibilika Festival is Zimbabwe's premier annual youth dance festival.It was established in 2007. The festival selects 10 groups from each of the country’s 10 provinces to take part in the national finals. The thrust of the event is to stimulate dance as a means to empower, build capacity and develop talent while entertaining.
The event also encourages various dance cultures with the thrust of enhancing cultural appreciation, growth, employment creation and youth engagement. The event incorporates mentorship on various youth-related issues, training and development workshops in various communities, exhibitions and performances. The event is credited for revealing and endorsing a lot of dancers and groups locally and beyond the borders.
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