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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.



PARTNERS / Jibilika Dance Trust

One of the cyphers organized by Jibilika, 2016.

Jibilika is a Non-Profit Organisation that promotes various elements of youth culture for social engagement, economic empowerment and youth development founded in 2007 in Zimbabwe. Jibilika has been empowering the voices of young people through innovative Hip Hop programming, mentorship, and volunteering in schools, communities, and works on strategies and training to professionalize young upcoming artists. Key programming elements include Dance, Design, Fashion, Media Technology, Music, Grafitti and Skateboarding – programs that speak the youth language and break communication barriers. Jibilika promotes popular youth culture and community projects that positively transform young peoples’ lives and their communities in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Mozambique.

A braai at ZCCD in honor of Plot Mhako to introduce him to the community of cultural producers and activists in the city, 2015. 

In the summer of 2015, Founder and Director of Jibilika Dance Trust visited Detroit as ZCCD guest to begin initial plans in preparing for the Jit Exchange. ZCCD had received a Knight Foundation Grant and a Resonant Dertoit Grant through Creative Many Michigan, which enabled this research fellowship. We partnered with Jibilika who hosted and curated Haleem Rasul’s six weeks residince in Zimbabwe.

Poster for ZCCD Research Fellow, Haleem “Stringz” Rasul, 2015.

To learn more please visit Jibilika.org..