Arts Presenters: Manuel Bagorro

Manuel BagorroManuel Bagorro is the founder and artistic director of the Harare International Festival of the Arts. Now in its tenth year, HIFA celebrates a vibrant cultural life and highlights connections between Zimbabwe and the rest of the world.

In this podcast Manuel talks about transitioning from concert pianist to festival director, the importance of creativity for communities struggling to cope, and his new collaboration with Carnegie Hall.

This interview is part of an ongoing series with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.

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4 Responses to “Arts Presenters: Manuel Bagorro”

  1. Fungai Masango-Willard
    July 3rd, 2009 07:22

    I have just resumed piano lessons after a 17 year break any advice?

  2. Fungai Masango-Willard
    July 6th, 2009 04:31

    So very proud of you Manuel. Hope to see you next year at HIFA. If you need anything just ASK.

    Love always


  3. Cultural Festivals in Africa - Summer 2010 | African Portfolio Blog
    April 30th, 2010 11:56

    [...] festival that has been getting rave reviews since it started in 1999. The festival was founded by Manuel Bagarro, who by day is actually a concert pianist living and working in New York city. It’s a [...]

  4. torin
    April 30th, 2012 09:10

    i hope this years’ festival will be fabulous. congratulations on another great year!

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