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The PASS Blog is a timeline, a history and an archive of all activity on the Pan African Space Station. Here you can scroll back in time to see information on past events, collaborators biographies, PASS features and more.

This Way I Salute You – a live broadcast for Keorapetse Kgositsile

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On Friday 19, from 6pm we gathered in the Chimurenga/PASS radio studio on Long Street to give thanks to Keorapetse William Kgositsile (19 September 1938 – 3 January 2018). The session is hosted by Uhuru Phalafala and Bongani Kona and features contributions by Harry Garuba, Karen Press, and Julie Nxadi. We also listened and broadcast recordings of his performances, interviews etc, and the work he often made reference to: Dyani’s bass, the words of Baraka and Neruda etc. Please join us, if you’re one of the many Bra Willie taught, touched – as we’ve seen in the beautiful eloges in the press – big up to M&G for collecting these. Now archived online:

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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. 19.00  Murder in Kinshasa Screening: 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 …  ( continue reading

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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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PASS in Harare Daily Runnings: Sunday 12 November

Sunday 12 November 15:00 – ‘Post- Chimurenga Postures (pt. 2)’ with Sbu ‘The General’ Nxumalo & Dwayne Kapula 16:00 – ‘Meditations on Development’ with vocalist and songwriter Netsayi  17:00 – ‘We Need New Names’ – In conversation with artist Kudzanai Chiurai 18:00 – Tinofireyi Zhou’s ‘Somewhere Between North and South Samora’ featuring poet and writer Cynthia Marangwanda aka flowchyld 20:00 – The Monkey Nuts present ‘Music Lab Experiment’, an experimental recording session. For more, follow us on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Mixcloud Save Save Save  ( continue reading

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PASS in Harare Daily Runnings: Saturday 11 November

Saturday 11 November 15:00 – ‘Zim-Congo Connexion’ with Tinofireyi Zhou in conversation with Ntone Edjabe. 16:00 – 18:00 – ‘Post Chimurenga Postures’ with Sbu ‘The General’ Nxumalo & Dwayne Kapula. 18:00 – Tinofireyi Zhou’s ‘Somewhere Between North and South Samora’ featuring poet and beatmaker Aspya & spoken word artist Rae Lyric. 19:00 – Rob Machiri’s ‘Listening to a Listening at Pungwe Nights’. 20:00 – The Monkey Nuts LIVE performance. For more, follow us on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Mixcloud Save  ( continue reading

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PASS in Harare Daily Runnings: Friday 10 November

Friday 10 November 15:00 – 17:00 – ‘Post-Chimurenga Postures’ (pt. 1) with Sbu ‘The General’ Nxumalo & Dwayne Kapula 17:00 – Listening session with Virgina Phiri & Tinofireyi Zhou 18:00 – 18:30 – Tinofireyi Zhou’s ‘Somewhere Between North and South Samora’  feat. guest Shingirayi Sabeta 18:30 – 20:00 – Rob Machiri’s  ‘Pungwe Nights’ 20:00 – The Monkey Nuts with guest Dj Motomuzhinji   Save  ( continue reading

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PASS in Harare Daily Runnings: Thursday 9 November

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Day 1 of PASS in Harare! Pan African Space Station (PASS) officially lands in The National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) – broadcasting LIVE from 9 – 12 November, 15:00 – 21:00 (CAT) daily. Kudzanai Chiurai will launch his first ever solo exhibition in his home country this afternoon at the gallery titled ‘We Need New Names’. Join us at NGZ or via our live stream. Thursday 9 November 15:00 – PASS opening/music selection 16:00 – Njabulo Mbono and Irene Staunton of Weaver Press joined by guests Farai …  ( continue reading

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