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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.

COMRADES / Jessica Allie

ZCCD Board of Directors 2017-19

Jessica Allie (Centre looking at Camera)with ZCCD Residents Makoomba from Zimbabwe and Video Seven from Detroit having a jam session at SoundHouse, Detroit.

Jessica Allie served as a ZCCD Board Member for two years and facilitated Makoomba when they did there residency in Detroit.  She is a Detroit based curator, arts facilitator, and founder of Shylo Arts. Currently, she is the Detroit Director for ProjectArt, a free youth arts education and artists residency held in several Detroit Public Libraries.  As a native Detroiter she has worked with many cultural institutions such as the National Conference of Artists, Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Red Bull Arts Detroit, ApexArt, and Contemporary&. Her main focus is exploring how the arts continue to act as a means of cultural preservation among change.


With Makoomba at Trinasophes in Eastern Market, Detroit. Behind Jessica is George Rahme, a ZCCD agent.

Jessica Allie (Right) with fellow ZCCD Board Member, Masimba Hwati.