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PASS in Mexico: Champeta Punk

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Champeta Punk will be residents of the Pan African Space Station LIVE from Mexico City from 1-5 November, everyday from 16:00 – 20:00 (CDT). Tune in via www.panafricanspacestation.org.za

Champeta Punk is a party collective based in Mexico City and Bogotá. Started in 2013 by two Colombians living in Mexico City, David Rincon and Fabian Vega, the collective’s research interest is on the legacy of Champeta music.

Their programme, titled K-Z  (Ka-Zeta/Caseta) RADIONÁUTICA, is a tribute to audio and visual culture in Colombian Picó from the ‘70s to the ‘90s. The collective will  be in conversation with actors from the champeta scene in both Mexico and Bogota, and play a selection of music by traditional casetas and picós from the Colombian Caribbean coast.

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PASS in Mexico: Aeromoto

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Aeromoto will be residents of the Pan African Space Station LIVE from Mexico City from 8 – 12 November, everyday from 16:00 – 20:00 (CDT). Tune in via www.panafricanspacestation.org.za Aeromoto is an independent public access library founded in 2014 in Mexico City. The library’s collection of printed materials is focused on visual art and contemporary culture in the region. The collective also works promoting the public and common circulation of books that contravenes the privatization of life. Their programme for PASS in Mexico …  ( continue reading

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Listen: A Conversation with Prof. Taban Lo Liyong

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On Friday 18 August 2017, Chimurenga hosted a public dialogue and recording session with the writer, poet, teacher and revolutionary Taban Lo Liyong.  Taban Lo Liyong (born 1936) is an acclaimed South Sudanese and Ugandan author who works fluidly between poetry, prose and literary criticism. Having obtained a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa, USA (1968), where he is a Fellow of the International Writers Workshop, he has taught in universities around the world – from Uganda, Kenya, Papua …  ( continue reading

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Listening to Coltrane Week 2017

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I want to be a force for real good. In other words, I know that there are bad forces, forces that bring suffering to others and misery to the world, but I want to be the opposite force. I want to be the force, which is truly for good. – John Coltrane (1926-1967) 17 -21 July was Coltrane Week on Pan African Space Station. From 18:00 – 20:00 every evening, we invited listeners to tune into the PASS stream for …  ( continue reading

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‘Angazi, but I’m Sure’ Public Lectures

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Listen to a selection of thought-provoking public lectures from faculty members of ‘Angazi, but I’m Sure’, Session 2 of the RAW Academy at RAW Material Company, Dakar conceived and directed by Chimurenga. “Angazi, but I’m sure” is a common South African phrase simply meaning “I don’t know, but I am sure”. It is a deliberately self-contradictory phrase that is usually spoken in prelude to a reply. The respondent is uncertain – of what they “know”. Or, perhaps, they are certain, but …  ( continue reading

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Jeffery Allen in Conversation with Bongani Kona

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On Wednesday 31 May 2017, Chimurenga hosted an intimate dialogue and recording session with special guest Jeffery Renard Allen, facilitated by Bongani Kona. American poet, essayist and novelist Jeffery Renard Allen is the author of five books, including the widely celebrated novel Song of the Shank (2014), which is a take on the life of Thomas Greene Wiggins, a nineteenth century African-American piano virtuoso and composer who performed under the stage name Blind Tom. Allen is also the author of …  ( continue reading

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Stories About Music in Africa presents: iKhambi with Nduduzo Makhathini & The Cure Collective

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Recorded live at Chimurenga HQ (Cape Town) in April 2017, the eighth installment of Stories About Music in Africa presents Nduduzo Makhathini and The Cure Collective, featuring Makhathini on keyboard, Justin Bellairs on saxophone, Shakeel Cullis on bass and Asher Gamedze on drums. This installment takes it’s name from Makhathini’s latest project ‘iKhambi’, which is a quest for healing through sound. Positive vibration to the universe is at core of Makhathini’s vision for the music and his compositions speak to his …  ( 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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Stories About Music In Africa: Ingoma Yomzabalazo with iPhupho L’ka Biko

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Recorded live at Chimurenga HQ, Cape Town, in February 2017, this installment of Stories About Music in Africa presents iPhupho L’ka Biko, featuring band leader, composer and bassist Nhlanhla Ngqaqu, Miseka Gaqa (vocals), Athamacwera Ngcaba (trombone), Ludwe Danxa (keyboard) and Lumanyano Mzi (drums). Stories about Music in Africa is an ongoing project of the Pan African Space Station.  ( continue reading

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Listening to PASS in Cairo

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Revisit recorded sessions from the Pan African Space Station (PASS) landing at the library of Contemporary Image Collective (CiC) in downtown Cairo, Egypt. Over four days, PASS in Cairo became an improvisational platform for research and deeper explorations into imagined and imaginary borders, featuring live readings, performances and conversations with Chimurenga collaborators in the city. Featured is Hassan Khan, joined in conversation with cultural entrepreneur Yasmine Allam and cartoonist Andeel, on his sci-fi novella ‘Twelve Clues’, as well as a …  ( continue reading

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