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Using Satire To Speak Truth To Power

Short thesis

In this session Mukudzei (Magamba TV) & Kubolor (Fokn Bois) will show and discuss how they use art and satire for social commentary, in different contexts in Zimbabwe and Ghana. Discussing artistic expression, connected discourses, challenges and new ideas - the session will make you laugh, think and question.

Description

In this session Mukudzei (Magamba TV) & Kubolor (Fokn Bois) will show and discuss how they use art and satire for social commentary, in different contexts in Zimbabwe and Ghana. Discussing artistic expression, connected discourses, challenges and new ideas - the session will make you laugh, think and question.

Zimbabwe is a country going through a lot, socially, politically economically there's always something happening. It is these circumstances that have seen the growth of a new brand of comedy. Comedy that seeks to question, to inform to correct and all in all encourage discourse. Magamba TV has been at the forefront pushing this "new" brand of comedy and has also been the biggest casualty of this "bravery".

Moral standards and religion, environmental degradation and the everyday life experience in Ghana - Gospel Porn is what the music duo Fokn Bois makes out of all this. The world's first Pidgen musical, and several albums and videos, plus support to other upcoming socially conscious artists are among the contributions of Fokn Bois.

Mukudzei of Magamba TV and Kubolor of Fokn Bois will engage in a conversation about their practice, tactics and utopias.

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