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Throughout 2014 Chimurenga has been connecting with cutting-edge artists and music collectives from around the continent to prepare unique recordings for Pan African Space Station (PASS). On Thursday December 11, the first of these monthly Stories about Music in Africa goes live featuring Shabaka Hutchings and The Brother Moves On: A Comet is Coming.

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Stories about Music in Africa: A Comet is Coming (Shabaka Hutchings + The Brother Moves On)

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Credits Music: Shabaka Hutchings, Raytheon Moorvan, Siyabonga Mthembu, Zelizwe Mthembu, Simphiwe Tshabalala, Ayanda Zalekile Cameras: Siphelo Guwa, Dudumalingani Mqombothi, Malik Ntone-Edjabe Sound: Martin Simms, Michael Rodger Illustrations: Nolan Oswald Dennis Editing: Malik Ntone-Edjabe Production: Terry Ayugi, Ben Verghese Series Curator: Ntone Edjabe Thanks also to Rhoda Issacs and Frank Paco. This the first of a series of monthly Pan African Space Station broadcasts, concert-lectures, recorded at the Chimurenga headquarters in Cape Town as well as satellite locations across the African …  ( continue reading

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Shabaka Hutchings and The Brother Moves On bios

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Pan African Space Station presents Shabaka Hutchings and The Brother Moves On in a unique collaboration: A Comet Is Coming – Travelling Through the Asteroid Belt.  Shabaka Hutchings is a breathtaking saxophonist, clarinetist and composer. His early musical schooling moves from calypso bands, classical ensembles and various jazz groups in Barbados to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (UK). Since then he has been invited to play with musical greats including Mulatu Astatke, Charlie Haden, Orlando Julius, Louis Moholo-Moholo, and the Sun Ra …  ( continue reading

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