Sunday 11th October outline

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 George Shire, followed by FESTAC focus with Michael McMillan offering first-hand memories having been at the Lagos festival when aged only 15.

Pass Me the Microphone invite Rehana Zaman to share ‘That’s Life’, a specially-made audio work reflecting on the ways in which groups, organisations and systems, inscribe racialised and gendered roles within society.

Picking up on the bikutsi-brilliance of yesterday, Christine Eyene returns to the sofas, this time around to share her love for George Hallett’s imagery. We then welcome Jenny Mbaye, aka Dr Hip-Hop, who’ll speak with Yoel Kenan about digital music solutions across the continent and share a stack of Senegalese tracks.

Closing the party, Shabaka Hutchings is back with us to select records and deliver his unique music theory-meets-practice classes.

London folk, final call to come sit-in and join us. All shall be heard via the live stream.

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Anthony Joseph

Live readings from new works including dedications to Spaceape. Shabaka Hutchings alongside him with clarinet and sax at hand.  ( continue reading

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Shabaka Hutchings – Decolonising the Mind from a (modern) jazz musician’s perspective

live and direct from the PASS studio at the Chimurenga Library, The Showroom, BabyLondon.  ( continue reading

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Christine Eyene

Bikutsi music lessons.  ( continue reading

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Pass Me the Microphone w/ Hardeep Pandhal

Video cut-ups and conversation about Hardeep’s research into processes of translation, uneasy humour and his interest in stories of identity and difference.  ( continue reading

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Paul Bradshaw w/ Zak Ové and Hassan Hajjaj

From Ancient to Future to Straight No Chaser to capoeira inna London.  ( continue reading

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Barby Asante selecting Black Jazz records

Barby’s got a handful of Black Jazz records, Doug Carn, Mtume, The Awakening, let’s hear what she selects.  ( continue reading

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The Otolith Collective w/ Henriette Gunkel

“the future is queerness’s domain”  ( continue reading

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sorryyoufeeluncomfortable: Ties that Bind

Nadeem Din-Gabisi and Anni Movsisyan of sorryyoufeeluncomfortable salute Funmilayo Kuti to look at African women who’ve lead political and protest movements on the continent. Biyi Bandele-Thomas joins them.  ( continue reading

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Saturday 10th October goings-on

Shaking off the palm-wine babalas, day four, the penultimate of our pop-up at The Showroom, goes live-o now-now. Landing on PASS today: Nadeem Din-Gabisi and Anni Movsisyan of sorryyoufeeluncomfortable salutes Funmilayo Kuti and host Biyi Bandele-Thomas in Ties that Bind, The Otolith Collective welcome Henriette Gunkel, then bossman of Straight No Chaser Paul Bradshaw brings Zak Ové and Hassan Hajjaj to present their visual theories on the airwaves. The third third of today’s sessions shall see Christine Eyene share her knowledge of bikutsi music, …  ( continue reading

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