direction and stage design by James Blaszko // choreography by Soukaina Edom // music direction by Blessing Chimanga // lighting design by Stefano Pellegrini // costume design by Colin Ratisai

May 2018 - Harare International Festival of the Arts (Zimbabwe)

“James Blaszko’s production of the opening night show at HIFA 2018, blew away the audience that braved the rains to be part of the unforgettable party featuring over 100 singers, dancers, acrobats, musicians, and puppeteers from all over the world. It will take a lot for any of the people in audience to forget the energy, hope, and good vibes brought about by this sterling production.” - HIFA Lutin

“Over 1500 with umbrellas, raincoats, and some just simply cuddling their loved ones watched, through the vail of rain, the HIFA main stage come alive with some electric and energetic presentations which reflected on the festival theme: We Count.” - ZimboJam

“As an idea, the story had motion, movement, colour and energy. It captured the imagination of those present with succinct references to hope and expectation in a year that will serve an election like we have never had before.” -

“A major young, new directing talent.” - Zimbabwe Situation

“The greatest arts and music fest in Africa south of the Sahara.” - Zimbabwe Independent