With just over a month to go to this year’s Shoko Festival, the organisers have announced yet another fantastic line up.
Running for six days from 17 to 22 September, the festival promises to be even bigger and better than before, involving over 250 artists from three continents.
High on the list of must sees, on the 18 September festival goers will be treated to the Shoko Comedy Night, where top South African comedians Tumi Morake and Kagiso Lediga (pictured) hit the stage together with some of Zimbabwe’s leading comedy acts. Taking place at Water-Whirld, the festival’s organisers believe it will be Zimbabwe’s biggest comedy event of the year.
There’ll be a live show of the hit comedy series Zambezi News as well as a performance by Carl Joshua Ncube.
Tumi Morake should grab the audience with her vibrant style of comedy. She is the most popular female comedian in South Africa and has performed at Women in Arts 2007, Arts Alive 2006-2007 Tshwane Comedy Festival and Just Bcoz Comedy Fest. Morake was the comic relief for the opening of Big Brother Africa 2013 (The Chase) and is currently hosting the Big Brother ‘Hot Room’, a weekly show on Africa-Magic Entertainment Channel on DSTV. Morake has just been nominated for the prestigious Comics Choice Awards alongside Trevor Noah and Loyiso Gola.
Also on stage will be Kagiso Lediga, the writer of Blitz Patrollie, a feature film that was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2013. The film features legend David Kau and Joey Rasidien. Lediga produced, wrote and performed the popular Pure Monate Show, which was nominated in nine categories at the inaugural South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), in 2006. As the anchor of the show Lediga became a household name in South Africa.
Shoko Comedy Night will be hosted by Clive Chigubhu.
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.