Countdown To Shoko! Festival: Hired Gun and Lena Jackson Arrive

It’s here. Shoko! International Spoken Word And Hip-Hop Festival, a product of the Magamba Network is about to come to life and the names, voices and faces we have heard about for weeks are making their way into the country.

The latest are prolific US Emcee Hired Gun and acclaimed Filmmaker Lena Jackson who are here for a series of performances and workshops at the festival.

Hired Gun is affiliate of the American based International hip hop label Nomadic Wax, and head of Fresh Roots Music  He has appeared alongside legends like Slick Rick and The Last Poets at such famous venues as Nuyorican Poets Café and the Bowery Poetry Café. Since 2008 Hired Gun has toured extensively in the US, Europe and South America. Named by URB magazine as one of ‘2009’s Next 100’  he will be performing at Shoko! while giving cutting edge talks on hip hop for social change, as well as conducting freestyle workshops.

Lena Jackson is most recently acclaimed for her work on the documentary ‘Democracy in Haiti’.

We will be bringing you up-to-date with the goings-on at the festival. It will take place from the 21st to the 24th of September at Aliance Francaise, Mannenberg, Book Cafe and Zimbojam.