Moving Africa

Now in its third year the Shoko Festival kicks off at Water Whirld on September 17. It has established links with international festivals across the world and been nominated for an award by Words Beats and Life Inc for event of the year 2013.

Kay Gee 40 is set to make his grand appearance at the Shoko Festival
Kay Gee 40 is set to make his grand appearance at the Shoko Festival

Shoko Festival is Zimbabwe’s fastest growing international festival and has established itself as a major event on Zimbabwe’s annual arts calendar.

The festival is set to run for six days, involving over 250 artists bringing together acts from three continents. Shoko Festival is an initiative of Magamba Network, one of the country’s leading urban culture organizations working on the cutting edge of culture, activism and new media.

It is part of Moving Africa – a pan-African exchange programme with the goal of increasing connectivity artists and their communities. Founded in 2009 the programme has seen over 70 participants visit over a dozen festivals around the continent.

The participating countries for this year’s Moving Africa are from the following festivals JWTC (Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism, South Africa) Salon Urbain Douala (Douala, Cameroon) Fespaco (Ougadougou, Burkina Faso) a contingent of seven individuals from Mozambique, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Angola, Ghana and Uganda.

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