Multi-award winning South African hip hop artist Emtee will this year headline the 7th edition of Shoko Festival which is set to run from 29 September to the 1 October in Harare and Chitungwiza.
Emtee is set to perform at the festival opening Friday night at the Harare Museum of Human Sciences, Rotten Row, and is promising fans a fired up live show.
Also joining him will be fellow countryman and comedian Mpho Popps, who takes the stage on Saturday the 30th September.Popps is extremely popular on the South African comedy scene andPopps who is popular on the South African comedy scene has shared the stage with the likes of Trevor Noah and Marc Lottering.
Popps has toured internationally having performed at venues such as the legendary Laugh Factory and renowned Comedy Store in Los Angeles, USA.
He has toured internationally having performed at venues such as the legendary Laugh Factory and renowned Comedy Store in Los Angeles, USA.
High riding dancehall singer Souljah Love leads a pack of local superstars who was also set to perform at the country’s biggest festival of urban culture.
African producer and performer Simba Tagz, ExQ, Takura and Calvin are some of the local acts that have been announced.
Other international acts people can expect at Shoko this year are UK artist DJ Yoda, a hip hop turntablist known for creating an animated music style with samples.
From Norway, spoken word Musicians Taro Cooper and Julian Sommerfeldt will be coming through as part of the Spoken World Exchange program between Shoko Festival and Oslo Afro Arts Festival.
This year’s festival theme is “YOUtopia” and organisers say the idea behind this is for audiences to find their joy and discover their own personal utopia amidst the amazing vibe that will be Shoko 2017.