Gaborone International Music and Culture Week or GIMC is a multi discipline event that celebrates Gaborone City and its residents.
Gaborone is the capital and largest city of Botswana with an estimated population of about 250 thousand people according to the 2011 census.
GIMC is held every end of August and ends first week of September. GIMC showcases cultural celebrations, comedy, poetry, music festival, fashion, jazz, Golf day and other events.
Performers are selected from across the region, international as well as top local artists.
Some of the proceeds from the event are donated to deserving NGO’s especially ones that seek to uplift less fortunate members of the community.
The 2017 edition according to the organizers featured the following; Casper Nyovest (RSR), Kirk Whalum (USA), Jonathan Butler, Mr. ibu (Nigeria), Mafikizolo, Ricky Rick, Prince Kaybee, Okmalumkoolkat, DJBhibho,
Others are Tips Shampoo all from South Africa, Master P, Mozaik (Swaziland), Vee, TJ Dema, Barlong Seboni, Trinity Mpho, Lorraine Lionheart, Tefo Papa, Team Distant, Mophato Dance Troupe all from Botswana.