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PASS at La Colonie in Paris Daily Runnings, Sun 17 December

Chimurenga returns to Paris for a 5-day intervention and installation at La Colonie. From December 13 – 17, 2017, we will install a live radio station and a research library, and host talks, screenings and performances that asks Who Killed Kabila?’, as the starting point for an in-depth investigation into power, territory and the creative imagination.

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 Murder in Kinshasa

minkScreening: Arnaud Zaitjman‘s Murder in Kinshasa (2011) is the first film dedicated to the assassination of Kabila. Followed by conversation with the director.

22.00

Live: Franck Biyong Trio feat Brice Ahounou (band)

franck-biyong-press-pic-2-1024x678Cameroonian composer and producer Franck Biyong operates outside the boundaries that map the trajectories of African musicians in and out of the continent. A versatile artist, he plays the electric guitar, bass as well as percussion and keyboards. After a string of afrojazz albums, Biyong broke new ground with a genre he describes as “Alternative Afro-Electro-Rock” or “Afrolectric Music” that fuses rock, electronica and African-flavoured beats. His latest release, IBOLO INI is a psychedelic journey that travels from Central Africa to Paris, combing tradition rhythms, analogue synthesis and   dreamlike soundscapes to conjure the intangible.

23.00

Live: DJ Philou Lozoulou

Photo by Laisa Maria

Photo by Laisa Maria

Philou Louzolois a Rotterdam based DJ and producer. Blessed with deeply rooted ties to the townships of Sierra Leone, his sound is rooted in Afrobeat combined with the soulful and raw sounds of Chicago/Detroit inspired music. He has toured extensively, playing major clubs and venues around Europe.

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PASS at La Colonie in Paris Daily Runnings, Sat 16 December

Chimurenga returns to Paris for a 5-day intervention and installation at La Colonie. From December 13 – 17, 2017, we will install a live radio station and a research library, and host talks, screenings and performances that asks ‘Who Killed Kabila?’, as the starting point for an in-depth investigation into power, territory and the creative imagination. 15.00 Artists Franck Leibovici & Julien Seroussi present an audio performance of the material from their Bogoro project – which is a study of the legal process of …  ( continue reading

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PASS at La Colonie in Paris Daily Runnings, Friday 15 December

Chimurenga returns to Paris for a 5-day intervention and installation at La Colonie. From December 13 – 17, 2017, we will install a live radio station and a research library, and host talks, screenings and performances that asks ‘Who Killed Kabila?’, as the starting point for an in-depth investigation into power, territory and the creative imagination. 15.00 Writers Abdourahman Waberi & Antoine Vumilia Muhindo in conversation. During his 10-year stay in Kinshasa’s central prison (accused to have participated in the murder of Kabila), Vumilia …  ( continue reading

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PASS at La Colonie in Paris Daily Runnings

Chimurenga returns to Paris for a 5-day intervention and installation at La Colonie. From December 13 – 17, 2017, we will install a live radio station and a research library, and host talks, screenings and performances that asks ‘Who Killed Kabila?’, as the starting point for an in-depth investigation into power, territory and the creative imagination. Thursday 14 December  16.00 – Journalist Percy Nzomuya examines the involvement of Zimbabwe in the DRC wars, and its impact in the subsequent political crisis in Zimbabwe. 17.00 – Drawing …  ( continue reading

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Who Killed Kabila

The Pan African Space Station/Chimurenga Library at La Colonie, Paris 13 December – 17 December 2018 Chimurenga returns to Paris for a 5-day intervention and installation at La Colonie. From December 13 – 17, 2017, we will install a live radio station and a research library, and host talks, screenings and performances that asks ‘Who Killed Kabila?’, as the starting point for an in-depth investigation into power, territory and the creative imagination. The equation is simple: the length of a …  ( continue reading

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Call It A Difficult Night Book Launch

Call it a difficult night is a story about madness. Using anecdotes, poems, dialogue, and fragments of historical research, it follows a nonlinear path in tracing the life of its young narrator/protagonist. Institutionalised after a ‘final break’, a young woman remembers in sharp detail her disturbing childhood visions, which have become overwhelming by the time she is at high school and university. When she finally gets a diagnosis a doctor explains that she is likely to be either demented or …  ( continue reading

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Circum-Atlantic Conference: The Future of the African Diaspora

“Afrofuturism, arguably the most famous concept of speculative futures of the African diaspora, originated primarily in the USA, and is associated with artists such as Sun Ra, George Clinton and Octavia Butler. Envisaging a future and presenting this impulse was considered a symbol of liberation. How do contemporary artists and intellectuals of the African diaspora in North and South America, as well as Europe, envision their future today?” Listen to this talk on PASS. 30/10/2015. 19hoo-21h00 The circum-atlantic conference will …  ( 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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The last week at Tagore’s

Dear friends – as some of you have heard by now, 42 Trill Rd, the building that currently houses Tagore’s and PASS is on de market. While de market does its thing, we’ll pause on September 30 – nuff said pon dis. We invited friends, musicians to help us through this last week. The lineup: Monday 23 September (Coltrane Day) – Mandisi Dyantyis tribute to JC – supported by Bugz Tues 24 September – Texito Langa – Boeta G in …  ( continue reading

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Reza Khota, Masello Motana, Planet Lindela – live on PASS

This week, live on PASS radio [ broadcasting from Tagore’s Jazz Bar, 42 Trill Road, Observatory, Cape Town ]: REZA KHOTA Quartet back on Wed 29 May – closing session of their May residency PHAROAH SANDERS (“Africa”) – in spirit this Thursday (30 May) MASELLO MOTANA and guests (Friday, 31 May) – if it’s nice… PLANET LINDELA (Saturday, 1 June) – Brothers from another planet called Jhb. Heavy. All from 9pm-ish. Livestream by hitting the ‘Listen to the live stream’ …  ( continue reading

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