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The Pan African Space Station (PASS) is a music platform on the internet and in venues across the African world.

PASS Radio: a unique freeform radio station streaming cutting edge music live online 24/7. Live Events: throughout the year, PASS plays host to genre-busting music outfits from global Africa dedicated to exploring new musical territory. More here...

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Nakhane takes em to Church

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Taking his first pilgrimage to the Grahamstown carnival, our PASS Chi-laaitie Joshua Adams reports on South Africa’s much hyped prince of pop. The cold, dimly lit venue had a pious calm to it. Blue and orange back-lights illuminate the set of drums, a keyboard, a couple guitars, and laptop, as the performer Nakhane Touré prepared to rock the crowd. It made sense that everyone was sitting, listening attentively as if this show was mass and the stage was the altar. Touré is playing at St. Aidan’s …  ( continue reading

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Somewhere between a Scream and a Lullaby

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In a city where the boundaries between life and death are laid bare, artists are birthing new spaces for dreaming ‘other ways of breathing’. Stacy Hardy reports from Kinshasa. Art is the strength to make reality say what it would not have been able to say by itself or, at least, what it might too easily have left unsaid,” wrote the Congolese novelist and playwright Sony Labou Tansi in 1985. Writing out of the turmoil of post independence, Sony’s texts posed a …  ( continue reading

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Thanks Djef, collection of PASS arkive here: https://soundcloud.com/chimurenga... in Digging PASS Arkive [ Tue 17/06 13:17 ]

IS there an arkive for past shows? How might one locate them otherwise? Is the radio stream down?... in Digging PASS Arkive [ Mon 19/05 00:58 ]

Soul Housing Project: Sakhile Moleshe - Vocals Bokani Dyer - Keyboards Eugene "Mr Grooves" Ackerman - Bass Larnelle Gordon - Drums Al "Dirt" du Toit ... in Soul Housing Project live [ Tue 29/04 22:14 ]

[…] APRIL 2014 UPDATE: For Soul Housing Project live go here. […]... in Soul Housing Project live [ Tue 29/04 20:52 ]

[…] to celebrate. Listen back to a track on the video below. Before we broadcast their 2014 live styles just now, we asked SHP’s frontman, Sakhile ... in Soul Housing Project live [ Sat 26/04 23:33 ]

Tuned in. Blissfully floating through the planets.... in We Travel The Space Ways [ Mon 24/03 11:40 ]

have looked thru the passcasts...where can i hear theo parrish live at the albert hall?... in Theo Parrish Live [ Tue 11/03 11:03 ]