Gaborone International Music and Culture Week (GIMC)

Bio

Gaborone International Music and Culture Week (GIMC) is a multi-disciplinary annual event in Gaborone, Botswana. Founded in August 2014, the week-long event is held every first week of September to celebrate the city of Gaborone through music, theatre, comedy, poetry, fashion and other cultural activities. The GIMC calendar resonates with the country’s independence celebrations that are held in the same month.

The event is famed for inviting top artists in the region to perform alongside international musicians. Some of the proceeds from the event are donated to NGOs that seek to uplift less fortunate members of the community.

Esteemed for luring people from different cultural backgrounds, the high-profile event features artists from countries like Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Uganda, US and others.

The platform has to date hosted over 200 artists across all genres, making it one of the biggest events in the region. Notable artists that have showcased at GIMC include: Kirk Whalum (US), Jonathan Butler (US), Black Coffee (SA), Basketmouth (Nigeria), Salavado (Uganda), Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe), Elemotho (Namibia), Gareth Cliff (SA), DJ Fresh (BW), Cassper Nyovest (SA), A.T.I (BW) and more.

GIMC is a truly international event that caters for all races and tastes. Below are its objectives: • Promote local tourism • Attract tourists to Gaborone, Botswana • Create platform for local artists and culture to forge partnerships with international peers • Create platform for Botswana brands to reach out locally and internationally • Boost local economy (hotels, transport, restaurants, services etc.) Employment creation for the youth • Showcase our culture to the outside world • Celebrate Gaborone city • Showcase eventing as a form of powerful communication medium

Videos

GIMC After Movie brought to u by Jagermiester
GIMC AFTER MOVIE
GIMC After Movie
CASSPER Nyovest For GIMC 2017
Tips Shampoo for GIMC Comedy on Frid 1 Sept 2017
Merchandise
GIMC Campers visit
GIMC TV
KIRK WHALUM TO PERFORM IN GABORONE ON SAT 26 AUGUST 2017
Mr Ibu wants to come to Botswana, when can he come
Black Coffee on the decks at GIMC 2016
Donald at GIMC Festival
GIMC Choral Night
Theatre with Tefo Paya and Volley Nchabele
GIMC 2016 lit as F#*ck
GIMC 2016 Festival TV Advert
GIMC 2016 jazz festival
GIMC 2016 TV Advert
Black Coffee in Gaborone
TREVOR GUMBI announcing he will be headlining GIMC2016 comedy on Friday 2 Sept 2016 in Gaborone
Jonathan Butler confrming that he will be in Gaborone to perform on Sat 27 Aug 2016
A must watch GIMC
GIMC15 TV advert, check it out
ORIGINAL SKHOKHO, KIND OF KWAITO IN BW, MAPETLA KA E 1
BIG S.C.A.R , LEBADI COMING TO SHOW YOU HIP HOP HEADS HOW ITS DONE-SEPT 5TH NATIONAL STADIUM
BOTSWANA BEST VOICES , SETHUNYA MAELE AND MPHO SEBINA FOR U
NFANA WA STYLE, LIVE AT THE NATIONAL STADIUM ON SAT 5TH SEPT
ESKIMOS UP IN YOUR FACE, PANTSUAL RE INVENTED
BW ARTISTS ALL
BIG Scar up in GIMC2015 line up, cant wait
Zeus telling you about the upcoming event on Sat 5th Sept 2015 at the Botswana National Stadium
Zahara at GIMC14
Choral at GIMC14
Katlego explaining what GIMC is about
Mafitlhakgosi 2
Tj Dema Poetry at GIMC14
Morwa Motsamai Interview GIMC Poetry
Zeus doing his thing at GIMC14
Donald at GIMC14
Gaborone International Music and Culture Week 2014

Gigs

BWGaborone, Botswana
In operation since: 
2014

Contact

+2673923381
GIMC Office

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