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Zimbabwe Cultural Centre in Detroit (ZCCD) mission is to educate, archive, and promote the arts and culture of Zimbabwe. Our goal is to encourage strong ties between culture producers and residents in both Zimbabwe and abroad acting as catalysts for critical artistic production as well as cultural exchange between diverse communities.

COMRADES / Stephen Biko Chisuvi

Collaborated with Bryce Detroit on a ZCCD call + response project called #ROGER

Stephen Biko Chisuvi is a leading poet, Hiphop artist and community activist, organising alternative shows in poor communities where music is used as a tool for liberation. He is one of the founders of the House of Hunger Poetry Slam in Zimbabwe, which is housed at the Book Café in Harare. He is also the founder of Uhuru Network, an educational trust that uses cultural activism and popular education to advance the struggle for freedom of expression and social justice in Zimbabwe. He has pioneered a new, striking form of poetry. Marrying deep Shona with contemporary struggles, he effortlessly blends Shona culture with the Hip Hop generation. His style, which he calls Toyitoyi, is powerful and rhythmic, strongly criticising oppressive systems in Zimbabwe and beyond. He has performed in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Senegal, Serbia, Switzerland and Germany.

To find out more of his work take a look at his blog Journal of The Biko Emcee