Shoko Fest announces Mash-Ups Night

HARARE - Shoko Festival, one of the country’s biggest and longest running urban culture festivals, has announced Mash-Up Night, a cutting edge new night of concerts headlined by musicians Asaph, South Africa star Moonchild Sanelly and singer Tamy Moyo.

The event is scheduled for September 29 at the Harare City Library grounds and entry is free.

“The event will be a night of brand new musical collaborations between local and international acts pushing the boundaries of urban music and will include never seen before collaborations between apostolic outfit Vabati VaJehova with DJs Zyon Black and DJ Tricks, rapper T.Shoc will meet ZCC Mbungo Stars while Tamy Moyo will combine with Norwegian hip-hop act Awesomnia,” said Shoko Festival media liaison Kimberly Kute.

“The night will also see a poetry slam after which beat boxer Pro Beatz will  present a new set called ‘One Man Sungura Sound System’ before the night is shut down by the Shoko Soundclash between hip-hop DJs Take Fizzo and Moto Mzinjhi of the Monkey Nuts who will battle it out with a mix of hip-hop, dancehall and sungura beats.

“The night will be headlined by the reigning king of Zim Hip-Hop, Asaph, and will also feature an appearance by the quom star Moonchild Sanelly ahead of her headlining the ‘Peace In the Hood’ concert the following day,” Kute said.

The festival director Sam Monro aka Comrade Fatso said the annual event is going strong.

“We wanted to take Shoko back to the beginning when we presented crazy musical mash-ups that blurred musical genres and challenged our audiences,” says Shoko Festival Director Comrade Fatso.

“At Shoko 2018, we want to present the different and the ground-breaking through creating brand new collaborations between hip-hop, sungura and apostolic musicians. We hope to grow new urban music, to inspire our artistes and to provide an unforgettable experience to our audience.”

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