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Marilyn Nance on FESTAC ’77

nanncePhotographer Marilyn Nance has captured unique moments in the cultural history of the US and the African diaspora, which together amount to an archive of images of late 20th century African American life. She joins us to share tales from FESTAC ’77 in Lagos where she was photographer for the North American Zone.

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PASS in NY: Marilyn Nance – FESTAC 77

By Marilyn Nance

Photographer and visual artist Marilyn Nance has produced exceptional photographs of unique moments in the cultural history of the United States and the African Diaspora, and possesses an archive of images of late 20th century African American life. For PASS at the Performa Hub, Marilyn will join us on Wednesday afternoon to share tales from FESTAC ’77 in Lagos where she was photographer for the North American Zone. A two-time finalist for the W. Eugene Smith Award in Humanistic Photography for her body …  ( continue reading

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The Legacy of FESTAC ’77: A Sonic Exploration

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On 19 May 2017, streamed live as part of Online Radio Festival 2017, the Pan African Space Station presented an hour-long exploration into the seminal Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC 77) held in Lagos, Nigeria in 1977. Speaking to Chimurenga‘s ongoing research into the legacy of FESTAC 77, this mix is a historical-critical sonic presentation interrogating issues of place, exile and nationhood, and the confrontations and intersections of ideas on culture, politics and identities. The …  ( continue reading

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Wednesday 11 November runnings

By Marilyn Nance

PASS is live and orbiting in NYC.  We kicks things off with a conversation with Chimurenga Library NYC residents Brooklyn‬ based African Record Centre and Yoruba Book Centre (established 1971); artist and educator Nontsikelelo Mutiti, who is running an African Hair Braiding Salon in the space; and poet, choreographer and Afrosonics archivist Harmony Holiday. Next,  Nontsikelelo curates a sound collab between multimedia artist Dyani Douze, code-switcher and Throw Vision member Taja Cheek (Throw Vision) and musician and composer Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa. …  ( continue reading

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PASS pop-up at Performa 15 Hub in New York

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Through next week, we’ll occupy the Performa 15 Hub in New York with the Chimurenga Library. This multi-tiered programming platform takes the form of a library-of-people, bringing together a broad spectrum of collaborators and literal bodies of knowledge in an improvised, pop-up library which also functions as radio studio and market. The Chimurenga Library engages trade as both the process of buying, selling, or exchanging goods or services and the practice of exchanging ideas, imaginaries, perceptions, and vocabularies. Over five days, from …  ( continue reading

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PASS POP-UP at Performa 15 Hub, New York

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From 11 to 15 November 2015, the Chimurenga Library hosted PASS with a live broadcasting programme of music, interviews, and events with Chimurenga collaborators in New York, including musicians, journalists, writers, curators, and filmmakers. The live broadcast studio functioned amidst an installation that brought together pop-up stores that experiment with trade, informal economies, aesthetics and body language, music and spoken word, mobility and infrastructure. Working with collaborators such as Brooklyn-based African Record Centre and Yoruba Book Center (established 1971); artist …  ( continue reading

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