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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 / Plot Mhako

Plot Mhako at MBAD Bead Museum in front Olayami Dabls mural, Detroit, 2015.

Plot Mhako is a creative entrepreneur, journalist, founder of a leading Zimbabwean cultural organization Jibilika. His first visit to Detroit in 2015 was to plan the Jit Exchange through ZCCD with Haleem “Stringz” Rasul.  ZCCD partnered with Jibilika Dance Trust for Haleem’s six weeks research residency in Zimbabwe.

Jibilika is an arts organisation that promotes dance and works to empower the skills and voices of young people in Zimbabwe through innovative programming since 2007. Mhako is a co-founder of KuendaProductions.com a multi-disciplinarian, an intercultural creative organization working in Dance, Theatre, Music, visual art and management. It was initiated in 2013. He co-founded the Zimhiphop Summit, ZimDancehall Summit two annual music conventions in Zimbabwe focusing on the two main popular youth culture.

Mhako co-founded and directed Skate Zimbabwe, a recreational and youth empowerment project which promotes the development of skating in the country with a strong social impact focus. He is the director of Earground.com a media platform promoting Zimbabwean creative content online and documenting the trajectory.

He also co-founded and directed Zimbabwe's first international contemporary dance festival http://mafuwefestival.org.zw/(link is external)

Mhako is fellow with the US Department of state-run Mandela Washington Fellowship (Young Africa Leadership Initiative) YALI 2015, International Society For Performing Arts (ISPA) 2016, International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) Hip Hop & Civic Engagement Fellow (2012).