THE PROGRAM

ZIM HIP HOP SUMMIT, 30.09.2017

The Hub Unconference @ Shoko Festival, Harare Library

The Summit is made up of 3 panel discussions that will explore important aspects of the Zim hip-hop industry. Each panel will have highly knowledgeable panelists that will share their expertise on the given topics. We’ve enlisted the help of top musicians, activists, business people and enthusiasts to give holistic discussions taken from first-hand experience of working within Zimbabwe’s hip-hop industry

PANEL 1: THE STATE OF HIP-HOP IN ZIMBABWE

 

The current state of hip-hop in Zimbabwe is somewhat stagnant. What is hindering progress and artist support and how can we do more to elevate hip-hop both as a social movement and commercially viable sector of the entertainment industry?

 

Moderator: Noxy - TXO StarFM

START: 09:30

Q&A Session: 10:30 - 10:45

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Munetsi > Artist

Aldrian Harrison > Zim Hip Hop Awards

Cal_vin > Artist

DJ Mox > Hip-Hop DJ - TXO StarFM

Spekktrum > Blogger, Artist

Stunner > Artist

Zimboy > Zim Hip-Hop Awards / Changamire Hip Hop Fest

Tehn Diamond > Artist

Lady K > Hip-Hop DJ - The Fixxx ZiFM

PANEL 2: THE BUSINESS OF HIP-HOP:

When artists enter a profession, they do so with the intention of making a profit and building a brand. What should artists be doing in order to work towards securing a financially viable future for themselves and their art? What do we need to do collectively to push the industry forward?

 

Moderator: Rumbidzai Takawira (Broadcaster / ZBC)

START: 11:00

Q&A Session: 12:30 - 12:50

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Begotten Sun > Artist & artist management

Slikour (SA) > Artist & artist management

Probeatz > Performer, Beatboxer

Zaza aka Zandile Ndlovu > Events and management

Joel Gombera > CBZ Bank - Senior Group Marketing Manager

Karizma > Video producer

Vusa Blaqs > Video Producer

Dughettu (Brazil) > Producer & businessman

Xnder > Music Producer

Polisile Ncube > ZIMURA

Phil Chard > The African Hip Hop Blog

JULIAN SOMMERFELT> Beatboxer / Norway

PANEL 3: LYRICISM, CONFLICT & FREE EXPRESSION

 

Hip-hop as an art form is based on free expression. What can artists do to deliver better content and how can we work towards using hip-hop as an art form that promotes positive change, social responsibility and critical and conscious thinking? How can we use the art to better our communities?

 

Moderator: Amanda Murimba

START: 13:50

Q & A Session: 14:45 - 15:00

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Noble Stylz > Artist

Maestro IV > Artist

Keisha Thompson (UK) > Poet

Rafael Tudesco (Brazil) > Artist

Ruth Daniels (UK) > Founder: IPOW

Ashley Yates (USA) > Black Lives Matter

PD The Ghost > DJ - The Fixxx, ZIFM

Sharky> Artist

Chucknosis > Club DJ, TV host

Mambila Mageza > (SA)Trackside Soweto

Taro Vestøl Cooper > Poet, Norway

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