Zimbabwe Cultural Centre in Detroit (ZCCD) mission is to educate, archive, and promote the arts and culture of Zimbabwe. Our goal is to encourage strong ties between culture producers and residents in both Zimbabwe and abroad acting as catalysts for critical artistic production as well as cultural exchange between diverse communities.




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Wake up, Monica Blaire (Detroit) seeing an Oliver Mutudzi song as a  Call + Response with Hope Masika, 2013.

Zimbabwe Cultural Centre Detroit






WORKSHOPS / CLASSES


We are offering a series of workshops and classes.
Learn how to make a wire car,  play the mbira,
or speak Shona.

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JIT EXCHANGE


The Jit Exchange is a ZCCD project based on Zimbabwe Jit and Detroit Jit. 


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THE ARCHIVE


Make an appointment to visit the arhive of rare books about Zimbabwe, as well as artifacts from the exchanges.

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ABOUT



Zimbabwe Cultural Centre in Detroit started in a small domestic home on the East side of the Detroit near a highly poulated immigrat city called Hamtramck. 

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COMRADES


Individuals, collectives, organizations, and institutions we have collaborated with.

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WISH YOU WERE HERE 


Wish you were here is a postcard project through a partnership with the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Two border cities that exist as immigrant cities looks at how postcards are seen as a memory of a space, and in this case, a fantasy of a space.

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CALL + RESPONSE


This is an ongoing curated project on zccd.org based on the premise of a “call and response” between artists in Detroit and Zimbabwe. 

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SKYPE+MIX


This is an exploration of space, time and music as the artists attempt to produce a DJ set using skype to set up a live feed whilst the DJ’s play and mix music together in real time. 

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EXCHANGE EXCHANGE


A t-shirt design exchange project. Wearable representation.

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RESEARCH REsidence


In partnership with other artist run organizations and institutional support such as the Knights Foundation, we have been able bring to Detroit and take to Zimbabwe critical cultural practitioners for research.

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DETZIM


Educational research exchange between artists in Detroit and in Zimbabwe. The first exchange in 2016 was between Chinhoyi University of Technology and the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.

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EXHIBITS / EVENTS


This is an archive of ZCCD events both in the USA and in Zimbabwe.

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Writers
exchange


Since 2013 ZCCD had had literary exchanges between writers in Zimbabwe and the USA. We actually have one exchange published through Good Good productions based in Flint, Michigan.

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PARTNERS

organizations, foundations and institutions who partnered with us to make our projects possible. Pictured on left is Elizabeth James from the Department of African and African American Studies (DAAS) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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