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Kubatana goes Inside/Out with Mokoomba

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 by Bev Clark

Here’s our Inside/Out with Mokoomba, who, as kids couldn’t wait for the school bell to ring so they could get out of class and go play music!

Read a 2009 Kubatana interview with Mokoomba

*Note: we answered these questions generally as a band

Describe yourselves in five words?
Fun, energetic, flexible, humble, persevering.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Never stop working hard.

What’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever done?
On our first trip to Europe, we got “lost” by accident in the red-light district in Amsterdam and we were a bit surprised by what we saw in the windows! We were on our way to a concert and we arrived a bit late understandably . . .

What is your most treasured possession?
Our music instruments.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
The sorrow of losing loved ones.

Do you have any strange hobbies?
Not really, coming from Victoria Falls we are used to seeing people jump off the bridge with ropes attached to their ankles. Nothing is strange after that!

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
Nothing at all, we are very confident young men.

What is your greatest extravagance?
Free time.

What have you got in your fridge?
ZLG water, fish from Norton, Lyons Maid ice cream, vegetables from Mbare musika and some really smelly cheese.

What is your greatest fear?
It has to be death and snakes.

What have you got in your pockets right now?
Phone, keys, wallet and some “sweets for change” from our favorite supermarket.

What is your favourite journey?
Our favourite journey is coming back home to meet our friends and families after a long tour.

Who are your heroes in real life?
Our parents and families are our everyday heroes but we also admire musicians from Africa who have made it, like Youssour Ndour, Salif Keita, Baba Maal, Oliver Mtukudzi.

When and where were you happiest?
On stage, doing what we love.

What’s your biggest vice?

What were you like at school?
We were generally good students at school and some of us had OK academic grades but to be honest we always could not wait for the bell to get out the door and go to play music.

What are you doing next?
We are preparing for 4 different concerts which we will do in December in Harare, London and Victoria Falls.

Show up

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Monday, December 2nd, 2013 by Bev Clark

woody allen

Source: Brainpickings


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Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 by Bev Clark

important conversations

Keep calm and donate blood

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Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 by Bev Clark

Blood Donation

An ad-free issue of Vogue

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Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 by Bev Clark

I’m thinking of doing this to a copy of the the Zimbabwe Independent newspaper (and seeing what’s left).

An ad-free issue of Vogue’s US September issue is for sale on Craigslist. Price: USD $4,447,847.53. The magazine comes without any ads. The seller removed all pages with ads and left only articles. Ads on pages that couldn’t be removed are deleted with a black permanent marker.The price of the ad-free Vogue issue is based on the anticipated amount that advertisers paid for the ad space. More

200,000 miles, 40 countries

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 by Bev Clark

The Vintage and Classic Car Club of Zimbabwe invite all motor club members and friends to attend an evening talk and slide show presentation by Herman and Candelaria Zapp on their epic 13 year journey around the world in their vintage 1928 Graham Paige saloon car.

To date they have covered almost 200,000 miles and visited 40 countries.

This presentation is open and free to all motoring enthusiasts, and will take place in the Sable Motors Sports Club Hall (behind old Haddon Motors, access from Midlothian Avenue, Eastlea) at 6pm for 6,30pm this Friday the 8th of November.  Their Graham Paige motor car will be on display on the clubhouse veranda.

Zapp car