MUSICIANS and poets come together for the first time this year in the monthly Mashoko event at Book Café, tonight.
The popular event, which gives platform to various established and upcoming artistes, will feature artists such as DJ Naida, Lesley “Outspoken” Makawa and Chikwata 263, among others.
Outspoken, who is also the projects manager at Magamba Cultural Activist Network, which is organising the show, said the event will feature a diverse performers.
“This month Mashoko will feature an exciting line-up of poets and musicians including, Pilani ‘PAN’ Nyoni (a promising poet from Bulawayo), Moreblessing ‘Ms Bluez’ Size and Ras Egypt, among many others,” Outspoken said.
“The diversity in music at this event is set to keep the audience engaged as there is a rock, hip-hop, reggae and Afro-centric sound.”
He also said there will be an open mic segment for upcoming artists.
“The show will kick off at 3.30pm with the People’s Podium, an open mic segment where upcoming artists in the audience can stand up and perform,” he said.
Popular poet Ms Bluez promised to light up the stage.
“Being invited to perform for Mashoko is a highlight for me. It means more growth and exposure because the event is a huge platform and I promise to bring the best,” she said.
Ms Bluez said poetry is a “tool to awaken the mind, foster growth, inspire and motivate”.