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Pungwe Night: Afrobeat, Hiphop & Chimurenga Music


InfoAll proceeds go towards supporting Republik of Pungwe Projects and the Afrikan Hiphop Caravan in Zimbabwe


Pungwe Night is an ongoing party-and-politics series, that started in Harare in 2013. On May 15th, Republik of Pungwe brings the party to Berlin. Pungwe means to party from Dusk till Dawn – and the DJ sets by KMT Freedom Teacher (London) and Biko MC (Harare) move us through the night with Afrobeat, Chimurenga, Toyitoyi, and Hiphop Music.

Pungwe also creates a creative space for raising political awareness – the connection between the DJs has its roots in discussions surrounding the Afrikan Hiphop Caravan, about how arts and culture can be used to build, to support, and to strengthen Movements for Social Justice on a global scale. The Pungwe Night in Berlin is the first collaboration of the three artists and builds the foundation for ongoing interactions that bridge borders.

With sets and words:
BIKO MC (Harare, Zimbabwe) &
EARL TOTE BAG III opening set (Berlin, Germany)

All proceeds go towards supporting Republik of Pungwe Projects and the Afrikan Hiphop Caravan in Zimbabwe.

The Republic of Pungwe is a Movement of Hiphop Aktivists in Zimbabwe. The Movement promotes freedom of expression, freedom of association, and freedom of assembly through Hiphop Kulture. The Republik of Pungwe works through four ministries: The Ministry of Education responsible for Political Education and Skills Development, the Ministry of Information responsible for Mobilisation and Archiving, the Ministry of Public Works responsible for Advocacy, and the Ministry of Kulture responsible for Movement-Building. The Republik of Pungwe is affiliated to the Afrikan Hiphop Caravan – a continental network of various underground Afrikan Hiphop Kollektives.

Artist Info:
Biko MC is a poet, Hiphop artist and community activist. He is the Prime Minista of the Republik of Pungwe and has initiated many platforms for cultural activism in Zimbabwe. He has performed at different events and festivals in South Africa, the DRC, Kenya, Senegal, Serbia, Switzerland and Germany. In 2013, the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition awarded him the Human Rights and Democracy Award for his political and cultural work.

KMT Freedom Teacher is a London based DJ and cultural activist who uses Art (Hiphop) for Social Awareness & Social Cohesion. He is also the co-founder of May Project Gardens, a Community Food Growing Project.

Earl Tote Bag III, music connaisseur from Berlin, grow up with the Clan, Nas and alike, steadily building up his portfolio with the oevre of Zebra Katz, Mykki Blanco or FKA Twigs he is always out there on the search for amazeballs music. At the Pungwe Night he will do the opening set.

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