Zambezi News showcases in UK

HARARE - Zambezi News’ creators Comrade Fatso and Outspoken recently performed live in London at The Power of Hip-Hop event hosted by In Place of War.

Magamba Network founders Comrade Fatso and Outspoken have long been passionate hip-hop artistes, but have in recent years become pioneering satirical comedians in Zimbabwe.

They attended the two-day event on July 8 and 9 at Richmix, Shoreditch, performing and discussing their work as hip-hop artistes and satirical comedians for positive social change.

“It was a really inspiring event with amazing artistes from all over the world,” said Comrade Fatso.

“We shared with the audience how we use satire, hip-hop and creative activism in our struggle for a new Zimbabwe. We also explained the power of the new protest movements behind the #ShutdownZimbabwe campaign and why these movements need international solidarity.”

The Power of Hip-Hop: Exchange is a unique academic seminar that explores the role, challenges and potential of hip-hop culture in facilitating positive social change in global contexts, and its role as a site of resistance and identity.

Featuring a programme of academic panels, keynote papers, artiste performances and practitioner presentations, this event harnesses In Place of War’s vast international network of grassroots artistes and blends it with a rich selection of researchers exploring issues including but not limited to hip-hop and gender, race, religion, commerce, and conflict.

Magamba Network’s media production house Magamba TV currently houses three projects — a collaborative comedy series with Bustop TV called Tsaona, a satirical news show titled The Week, and the well-known comedy series Zambezi News.

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