Barnyard shows return to Harare

Genre : Cultural projects
Principal country concerned : Column : Theater
Release/publication date : April 2015
Published on : 04/03/2015
Source : 3 March 2015

South Africa's Barnyard Theatre Show will run in Harare from March 11 to March 14.

The popular show, which is being brought to Harare by Minky Walters of Sound Event Management, is themed "80s Rewind".

It features a line-up of songs from the decade that started with punk, disco and new romance and also gave birth to some of the best rock, pop and reggae, while also seeing the beginnings of such genres as rave and hip-hop.

The show is coming to Harare after a stint in Cape Town and promises as much energy and talent as ever, but with a new twist.

"For the first time, this Barnyard show would feature dance, and this will add hugely to the audiences' enjoyment," said Walters.

The first night will be hosted by the Dance Trust of Zimbabwe's national ballet as a fundraiser but performances will be at Twin Rivers School in Belgravia.

The cast of singers and dancers is being brought to Harare by Fly Africa as part of a new sponsorship package.

"There's always great excitement when a Barnyard show comes, and this time round will be no different, with a great line-up of music, innovative dance, lots of colour and light and a super line-up of performers determined to get audiences enjoying the action to the full," Walters added.

Barnyard shows, which started coming to Harare in 2006, have made a mark on the local entertainment scene, gaining popularity for their simple but effective format and emphasis on music that can be danced or sung along to.


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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