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Kongo Astronauts: Au bord du présent

A mix of new and future roots from Kinshasa featuring Bebson de la rue, Strombo Kayumba, Didje Angleterre, Village papa nyangombe, Lova Lova alias Willfried Beki and Michel Ekeba. Selected and hosted by Kongo Astronauts for the Pan African Space Station.

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Kongo Astronauts

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special mix direct from Kinshasa family w/ Bebson de la Rue and crew. kongoastronauts.wordpress.com  ( continue reading

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Kongofuturisme: Mega Mingiedi, Kongo Astronauts, Bebson de la Rue and Trionyx

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Kinshasa-Paris-other worlds… Dominque Malaquais on Mega Mingiedi: “How, precisely, to characterise Mingiedi’s production is a conundrum. A discombobulating mix of graphic poetry, collage, architectural drawing and cartography – part sketch, part comic strip, and part lovingly detailed account of over-arching urban vistas and tiny street-corner details – it defies categories.” (from African Cities Reader II) Artwork: Kin Délestage by Mega Mingiedi. Read Kongo Astronauts profile here.  ( continue reading

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PASS in Paris: Kongo Astronauts

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Invented in 2013, Kinshasa-based crew, Kongo Astronauts imaginatively step through visual concepts, sounds, texts, space and time. Their urban or rural landings explore the sparcity of terrains along with postcolonial realities and dilemmas. Whether at Zongo Falls, the streets of Kin la Belle, or in music videos by Konono No.1 or Baloji, Kongo Astronauts as SPARCK say: “cannot be pinned down as art, [they] cannot be policed by an art world intimately linked to the structures of power that govern us.” …  ( continue reading

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PASS Pop-up in Paris

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From September 17 – 19 2015, the Pan African Space Station (PASS) Pop-up was installed inside the gallery of Fondation Cartier, Paris with live programming that explored the past-present-future of Congolese music cultures. This intervention was a part of the exhibition Beauté Congo – 1926-2015 – Congo Kitoko. Participating artists in the PASS Pop-UP in Paris included Ray Lema, Elikia M’bokolo, Syllart Records, Afrikaada Magazine, Baloji, Shenguen Shegue, Kongo Astronauts, Christine Eyene. Contributions will also be beamed in from New York, Montreal …  ( continue reading

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Sunday 11th October outline

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And so, with over 24-hours of broadcasts streamed (and recorded for the arkives) from our London pop-up studio at The Showroom, we enter the final day-eve of sessions. Extending opening hours we commence with a mix direct from Kinshasa, with Kongo Astronauts and friends including Bebson de la Rue. At 2, sorryyoufeeluncomfortable present The Swarm, a sci-fi radio play of sorts led by Yussef Musse. The Otolith Collective reignite Dambudzo Marachera’s fires with Kodwo Eshun and Anjalika Sagar in conversation with …  ( continue reading

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Wednesday 7 October runnings

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Comin’ on strong for day one of PASS in London at The Showroom: sorryyoufeeluncomfortable‘s open their From Africa to Future transmissions with Laurel Hadleigh and Deborah Findlater  calling “They go say I don’t be a women!” Also launching their 5-day residency The Otolith Collective, our co-curators for The Chimurenga Library, will entertain George Shire and James Currey (give thanks for the book loans). Dambudzo Marachera is with us! Upping the rhythm sections, Barby Asante and  Larry Achiampong will delve into their highlife collections then …  ( continue reading

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PASS POP-UP at Foundation Cartier, Paris

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From 17 – 19 September 2015 , the Pan African Space Station (PASS) installed our pop-up inside the gallery of Fondation Cartier, Paris with live programming that explored the past-present-future of Congolese music cultures. This intervention featured as part of the exhibition Beauté Congo – 1926-2015 – Congo Kitoko. Contributions by Bintou Simporé (Nova), Ray Lema, Afrikadaa Magazine, Helmie Bellini trio (feat. Hilaire Penda), Andy Amadi Okoroafor (Clam Mag), DJ Mo Laudi, Dinozord and David Bovée of Schengen Shegue, Pitcho, Jolie Ngemi, Boddhi Satva …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Paris: Baloji

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Lubumbashi-born, Brussels-based Baloji has been turning heads with his wordplay and styles since joining Belgian hip-hop crew Starflam Collective as a teenager. As a solo artist he released Hotel Impala in 2008, then reinterpreted the album in 2010 with Kinshasa Succursale including collaborations with Zaïko Langa Langa, Konono N°1, and Amp Fiddler. Baloji’s latest venture saw him travel again in DRC. “Capture”, the first song released from his 64 Bits & Malachite EP, is co-produced with Olugbenga and features Muanza and …  ( continue reading

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PASS Pop-UP in Paris

View of the exhibition Beauté Congo – 1926-2015 – Congo Kitoko. Bodys Isek Kingelez, Ville fantôme, 1996. Photo: Luc Boegly

From September 17 – 19, the Pan African Space Station (PASS) will Pop-UP inside the gallery of Fondation Cartier, Paris with live programming that explores the past-present-future of Congolese music cultures. This intervention is part of the exhibition Beauté Congo – 1926-2015 – Congo Kitoko. Participating artists in the PASS Pop-UP in Paris include Ray Lema, Elikia M’bokolo, Syllart Records, Afrikaada Magazine, Baloji, Shenguen Shegue, Kongo Astronauts, Christine Eyene. Contributions will also be beamed in from New York, Montreal and Kinshasa …  ( continue reading

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