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Africa is a Country – Block The Road: The Sound of Afrosoca

aiacAfrica is a Country are in studio to get the weekend started with “Block The Road: The Sound of Afrosoca,” an exploration of the recent explosion of cross-Atlantic exchange between Caribbean and African musicians, with Rum N’ Lime Radio co-hosts – Queens-based writer and academic Rishi Nath, and DJ, producer, and Trinidadian Soca ambassador @AfricasaCountry.

Founded by Sean Jacobs, Africa is a Country is a blog about media, politics, music, events and football. For PASS, Africa is a Country managing editor and music section curator, Boima Tucker, has invited friends and colleagues to present sounds and words.

 

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PASS in NY: Africa is a Country and guests

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Founded by Sean Jacobs, Africa is a Country is a blog about media, politics, music, events and football. For PASS, Africa is a Country managing editor and music section curator, Boima Tucker, invites friends and colleagues to present: Block The Road: The Sound of Afrosoca with Rishi Nath; DLife, Adrift: A soundtrack for migration with DJ Ushka (Thanu Yakupitiyage) and Sierra Leonean electronic music producer Lamin Fofana; and a discussion on photography with Zachary Rosen, Awam Amkpa, and Delphine Fawundu. …  ( continue reading

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Seeing voices: Reflections on African photographic portraiture

Africa is a Country present  Zachary Rosen talks to Delphine Fawundu, a Brooklyn-based photographer whose work focuses on identities through cultural expression; incorporating themes of social justice, music and history.  ( continue reading

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African Futures: Africa’s Speculative Futures and New Imaginaries

            “What kind of speculative futures do artists from different disciplines imagine? Much thought-provoking work has been produced when artists engage with ideas of the future and how contemporary realities in Africa potentially provide answers to questions yet to come.” On the 29 of October, 2015, PASS will be streaming the panel discussion “Africa’s Speculative Futures and New Imaginaries” that features Jean-Pierre Bekolo (Cameroun) as the keynote speaker, and Sherif Adel (Egypt), Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum …  ( continue reading

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Oshun and the Country Preacher by Harmony Holiday

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From the Afro/Astrosonics Projects. And then in November of 1973 a fiendishly anonymous trumpeter who called himself the Country Preacher started making headlines all over the South. Rumours of what was called a ‘Vertigo of the Infinite’ that he conjured with his words and ‘preachments,’ piled one atop the other like bandits trying to breach the borders of your consciousness without id. Like all the good and spreadingest rumours, the more the stories corroborated one another the more impossible they …  ( continue reading

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Sunday 15 November Runnings

Its the final day of the Pop-up at the Performa Hub in New York. Join us at 47 Walker street at 3pm when Nontsikelelo Mutiti kicks off with a talk on women in self-publishing featuring Yolanda Sangwena (Afripop Magazine), Amy Sall (SUNU Journal), Ali Rosa–Salas (Top Rank Magazine) and Jessica Lynne (Arts.black). Next up, Africa is a Country presents Seeing voices: Reflections on African photographic portraiture, a discussion on photography with Zachary Rosen and friends. Then poet and choreographer Harmony …  ( continue reading

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Adrift, a soundtrack for migration: DJ Ushka & Lamin Fofana

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Africa is a Country present “Adrift: A soundtrack for migration,” the second of three panels, curated by AIAC managing editor, Africa is a Radio host, and music section editor, Boima Tucker. Current and former member of the Brooklyn DJ collective Dutty Artz, DJ Ushka (Thanu Yakupitiyage) and Lamin Fofana, talk about Fofana’s recent EP as a jump-off point to discuss migration — from what the Western media has dubbed a European “migrant crisis” stemming from Africa and Syria — to …  ( continue reading

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Saturday 14 November 2015 Runnings

Nontsikelelo Mutiti‘s African Hair Braiding Salon at the Chimurenga Library in NYC provides a framework to publish and present a range of works that are physical and performative in nature.She gets the weekend programme started with a conversation on women in new media and technology with Torkwase Dyson, Samole Asega, Yulan Grant and Kimberly Drew (Black Contemporary Art). Next up, Africa is a Country present “Adrift: A soundtrack for migration,” the second of three panels, curated by AIAC managing editor, …  ( continue reading

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Friday 13 November Runnings

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Africa is a Country are in studio to get the weekend started with “Block The Road: The Sound of Afrosoca,” an exploration of the recent explosion of cross-Atlantic exchange between Caribbean and African musicians, with Rum N’ Lime Radio co-hosts – Queens-based writer and academic Rishi Nath, and DJ, producer, and Trinidadian Soca ambassador DLife. Next, composer and musician and a co-curator of the Pan African Space Station, Neo Muyanga is back with more Revolting Tunes that engage black music …  ( 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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