|Shoko fest to ‘take over the town’|
|Friday, 15 June 2012 12:00|
Preparations for this year’s Shoko Festival are at an advanced stage, according to the organisers. The festival, which runs from September 18 to 23, will include art forms such as music, comedy, hip-hop, dance music, house, the spoken word and dub poetry.
Another dimension will be workshops on the sidelines of the festival to provide “edutainment”.
The theme this year is “Take Over the Town” as Shoko Festival spreads across the city into the townships.
Performances will be held AT different venues across town including the festival’s hub, Alliance Francaise, as well as the Book Café, Gallery Delta, Red Bar and a Main Stage in the high-density suburb of Glen Norah. Artistes are expected from South Africa, Botswana, Senegal, Germany, the United Kingdom and United States of America.
Last year, the festival brought in acts from eight different countries including headline acts such as Akala (UK), Tumi and the Volume (SA), Hired Gun (US) and Andreattah Chuma (Botswana).
At least 1 200 people attended the festival which is put together by Magamba, Zimbabwe’s leading urban culture organisation.