Pan African Space Station

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...



On Thursday February 19, 2015, tune in here for FOKN Bois' contribution to the monthly PASS series of concert-lectures recorded at satellite locations across the African world and the Chimurenga headquarters in Cape Town. More here...

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Floating Points: show info


Pan African Space Station presents Floating Points:  Guga S’thebe Theatre, Washington Drive, Langa, Cape Town (map) Saturday March 7, 2015. From 6pm until midnight. Tickets: R70 pre-sale at Chimurenga HQ in Cape Town, the African Music Store, Mabu Vinyl, and Tagore’s Observatory. Or R100 on the night. Floating Points (aka Sam Shepherd) is a musician, composer, producer, DJ and neuroscientist. Now in his late-twenties, Floating Points hails from Manchester, England and has been based in London for the last decade. His DJ work …  ( continue reading

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Stories about Music in Africa: Gospel Christian Porn Rap (FOKN Bois)

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Music: FOKN Bois [Wanlov the Kublor and M3NSA) Cameras: Karolina Juras, Ionela Stoica, Cristina Padurariu Production: Terry Ayugi, Ben Verghese Series Curator: Ntone Edjabe This is the third episode in Stories about Music in Africa, a series of monthly Pan African Space Station broadcasts, concert-lectures, recorded at satellite locations across the African world as well as at the Chimurenga headquarters in Cape Town. Produced with kind support from Goethe-Institut and Pro Helvetia.  ( continue reading

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In the (Chronic) listening room, Bra Neo asks: "Does Mapfumo’s Chimurenga music – struggle music – still have any meaning today?" in Neo Muyanga bio [ Wed 14/01 14:43 ]

Replay this performance: in Wanlov the Kubulor live [ Sun 09/11 17:39 ]

Credits and bio: in Wanlov the Kubolor live at Slave Church, PASS 2009 [ Sun 09/11 17:37 ]

Thanks Djef, collection of PASS arkive here: 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 ]

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