International artists and new media practitioners from the United States of America, Brazil United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa and Zimbabwe are converging in Harare for the fourth edition of Shoko Festival under the theme ‘Re-Inspire Re-Imagine’ at Alex Sports Club in Milton Park, Harare.
The festival kicks off Thursday 25 September with the Hub trainings on New Media & Citizen Journalism in the morning and later in the evening a massive Comedy Night plus a DJ party after. Friday the 26 will see the Hub Awards on New Media and Citizen Journalism and in the evening will be concerts on the Chiwoniso Maraire mainstage plus a DJ party with DJ Rax & Raydizz in to the morning. The Saturday Fiesta starts mid morning with fun activities and performances all day and Night with a DJ party by DJ Jason Leroux to the next morning. To finish the festival on September 28 Shoko moves to Chitungwiza at Zengeza 2 Shops with a Peace in the Hood Concert.
Shoko 2014 will feature Nneka (Germany-Nigeria), The Layabouts, Rodney P & Fallacy (UK), LoyisoGola& Chester Missing (South Africa),Buddy Wakefield & Ra Brown (USA) Sir Black (Ghana), Timothy Mwaura (Kenya)plus many more local acts.
Shoko Festival is Zimbabwe’s biggest festival of urban culture. It will feature Electronic Dance Music, DJ Parties, Hip Hop, Dancehall, Comedy, Spoken Word, New media discussions, and Workshops. Shoko isproduced by Magamba Network and is set to come alive from the 25th – 28 September 2014.
Premium partners for the Friday night and Saturday night concerts are The Culture Fund in partnership with Sweden, Danida& the European Union as well as Hivos in partnership with the Norwegian Embassy.