Shoko Festival 2013 Full Program

Tuesday September 17 will be the launch of the Shoko Festival “We The People” the third edition of the fastest growing Urban culture showcase in Zimbabwe.

On Wednesday September 18 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm there will be the Shoko talk at the Book Cafe on women in new media, after this all roads will lead to Water Whirld for the biggest Comedy night of the year featuring Tumi Morake and Kagiso Lediga from South Africa who will be accompanied by Zimbabwe’s Carl Joshua Ncube, Clive Chigubhu and Simba the Comic King with a special appearance from the hit comedy series Zambezi News TV.

On Thursday the third day of the festival will be the Hub lab and new media training in the morning at the Yvonne Vera amphitheatre located at gallery delta. Later that night the country’s largest poetry Spoken Word platform explodes to life with the “Breaking Barriers Poetry Slam” at the Book Cafe featuring Ian Kamau (Can),Ewok (S.A), Afurakan (S.A) and lots more regional and local poets.

Friday morning will start on a new media tip with the Hub Unconference, a meeting of leaders in new media and technology on a regional level. The evening will be furnished with the rising concert at Water Whirld starting 7pm till late. This will see a montage of local and international acts headlined by Tony Rebel (Jamaica)

Saturday morning will kick off with workshops at Water Whirld’s “Dambudzo Marechera circle” in the morning, the afternoon will see the “Mashoko spoken word event” at the “Julius Chingono” Stage 3pm-6pm followed by “Sunset,” a calm collected soulful mix of music and poetry from 6pm to 7pm. The climax of the night will be the “Shutdown” concert, a mix of mbira, Hip-Hop and dubstep with the cherry on top being the dj after party. The concert will feature the likes of Deejays Rax & Raydizz. Netsayi,Hope Masike and Monkey Nuts, Ewok (S.A) Symbiz Sound (Ger) Dhadza D, Synik and to top it off will be rapper Khuli Chana (S.A)

On the last day of Shoko Festival 2013 will be the enormous “Peace In Da Hood Concert” in the high density suburb of Glen-Norah B as all local, regional and international acts head for the final massive mash up on the closing of the six days of entertainment.

Shoko Festival is set to run from September 17 – 22 2013. Shoko 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 6 days, involving over 250 artists and bringing together acts from 3 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.

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