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Zim & Zambia to clash in Lusaka

Dancer showing off his skills PIC: COURTESY OF JIBILIKA

Jibilika Dance Trust has been invited to organise and select dancers to participate at Zambia’s biggest annual urban festival Street Culture on August, 25 in Lusaka. 

Zimbabwean candidates will be selected through a live audition for Harare and surrounding dancers at the Jibilika Academy on Friday June, 8.

Dancers from outside the capital will audition online through video submission. The final crop will be announced by July, 1.

30 dancers will be elected in Zimbabwe for the epic showdown and exchange of culture. They will showcase and battle in different categories. Prizes will be announced soon.

Street Culture features several elements of urban culture such as skateboarding, dance hip-hop, free style, break-boy and afro hip hop.

Break-boy dancer showing off his skills PIC: COURTESY OF JIBILIKA
Break-boy dancer showing off his skills PIC: COURTESY OF JIBILIKA

The festival has been in existence for nine years now and growing with each edition.

It was started by Elijah Zgambo a skateboarder and Kapembwa Siame a b-boy and is hosted yearly by a company called Street Culture Events and Arts.

“Jibilika and Street Culture share a lot of similarities in programming and goals. Both organisations are at the forefront of promoting urban youth culture as a way of recreation, social engagement and empowerment. Yearly, hundreds of young artists pass through their different projects and festivals,” read a statement from Jibilika Trust.

This will be the first time that the two will be collaborating and the organisers hope that this will go a long way in building relations between the two countries and foster cultural growth and exchange.

Three times Jibilika Festival champions Flip Floppers have been based in Zambia for three years where they have become a household name, performing for different events, artists and activations.

Break-boy dancer showing off his skills PIC: COURTESY OF JIBILIKA
Break-boy dancer showing off his skills PIC: COURTESY OF JIBILIKA
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