The Shoko Festival is back! Everything starts on Tuesday the 17th and ends on Sunday the 22nd September. Please download your programme – Shoko Festival 2013 Programme
Some of the Shoko 2013 highlights include: –
Wednesday 18th September | Book Café | 5.30pm-7pm | FREE
Shoko Talk: Hashtags and Freedom: Women in New Media.
Bringing together speakers and practitioners from within and outside of Zimbabwe’s borders, Shoko will open up the debate on women and the role they play in new media and citizen journalism as the first event in our Hub programme, which includes the Hub Unconference and The Hub Labs new media trainings
Thursday 19th September | Book Café | 2pm – 4pm
Speak Truth to Power: Activists & Artists Roundtable
Join us for an engaging discussion with leading local and international artists and activists as we share stories and compare ideas on arts, activism and opening up our societies.
Friday 20th September | The Yvonne Vera Ampitheatre, Gallery Delta | 10am-5pm | Free
The Hub Unconference
The Vera Amphitheatre in Gallery Delta will be the venue for the
Hub Unconference. As we continually grow, alternative media and technology intertwine themselves with all aspects of our evolving society. On this day of talks we will focus on debates around alternative media and technology, how apps and mobiles can open up space, the role of citizen journalism in our societies and unconventional ways of using the internet to promote free speech and connect with people. We will be inviting leading bloggers, citizen journalists, tech developers and new media activists from Zimbabwe and outside to engage with the audience and explore practical examples and options as we progress.
Saturday 21st September | Chiwoniso Maraire Main Stage, Waterwhirld | 7pm till late | $10 – All Day &Night Pass
What happens when you throw Khuli Chana (SA), Junior Brown, Symbiz Sound (Germany), Dhadza D, Ewok (SA), Rax and Raydizz, Aspya, Netsayi and Black Pressure, Pauline, Hope Masike and the Monkey Nuts onto a stage for one night? Madness…and a gang of artists that will shut this town down. Come witness lyrics firing in the sky and bass lines from Symbiz rupturing the stage. This will be an epic event so come prepared to have your minds blown and feet worn from stomping to the beat.
Sunday 22nd September | King Pinn Stage, Glen Norah | Noon-6pm | FREE
Peace in the Hood
We’re not done. Most people who attended Shoko last year would agree that the highlight of the week is Peace in the Hood. There’s something special about moving the stage out into the townships and sharing a free line-up of local and international acts with a community who may otherwise not get the chance to attend the festivities in town. Pack a cooler box and go see out the festival with the smiles and sounds of Shoko 2013 ‘We The People’. There will be live graffiti workshops for youth at the Peace in the Hood site.