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In the Mix with Unoma Giese

“Where we are now…will we become a separate race within a quagmire of ethnic discord…or can we be the bridge to healing in an increasingly fractured world?”

Writer and poet Unoma Giese will be in discussion with various guests, some mixed race, others not, on the politics of mixed race in Nigeria, interspersed with music by mixed race artists like Nneka, Ade Bantu, Bob Marley, Drake, Sade and others.

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Highlife, My Life with Benson Idonijie

Benson Idonije is Nigeria’s most revered music critic and first manager of Nigerian Afro-Beat legend, late Fela Anikulako Kuti. He’s also the grandfather of Burna Boy, a Nigerian reggaedancehall singer and songwriter, whom he never wanted to go into music. Today, grandpa is the grandson’s music director.      ( continue reading

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PASS Lagos Daily Runnings: Friday, 24th June 2016

Pan African Space Station at Freedom Park in Lagos, 23rd -26th of June 2016 The PASS pop-up studio as an intimate, improvisatory live space becomes one for entangling different realities and experiences – with participants and listeners prompted by ideas of utopia and oppression, history and the future, borders, time, art and technology. Recordings from the live sessions culminate in an archive of experiments: speaking, listening, playing, partying and community. From June 23-26, PASS descends on Freedom Park in Lagos, …  ( continue reading

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PASS Lagos Daily Runnings: Thursday, 23rd June 2016

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Pan African Space Station at Freedom Park in Lagos, 23rd -26th of June 2016 The PASS pop-up studio as an intimate, improvisatory live space becomes one for entangling different realities and experiences – with participants and listeners prompted by ideas of utopia and oppression, history and the future, borders, time, art and technology. Recordings from the live sessions culminate in an archive of experiments: speaking, listening, playing, partying and community. From June 23-26, PASS descends on Freedom Park in Lagos, …  ( continue reading

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Bantu Hour with Ade Bantu and guests: Adunni & Nerfetiti, Dabyna and Aramide

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Adegoke Odukoya, better known as Adé Bantu (born 13 July 1971 in Wembley, London), is a Nigerian-German musician, producer and activist. He is best known as the founder of the Afro-German musical collective and NGO Brothers Keepers and as the front man of the 12 piece band Bantu. He received the Kora Award (the Pan-African equivalent of the Grammy) for his album “Fuji Satisfaction” in 2005. In Friday’s programming, he features musicians Adunni & Nefertiti, Dabyna Poll-Abraham and Aramide. Adunni & …  ( continue reading

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Oris Aigbokhaevbolo and Dami Ajayi

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Writers Ori Aigbokhaevbolo and Dami Ajayi in conversation: The Local Rapper Syndrome and the New Nigerian Mixtape Oris Aigbokhaevbolo is a Nollywood and pop culture critic. He was named the Music/Entertainment Journalist of the Year in 2015 at the All Africa Music Awards. Dami Ajayi is a Nigerian writer who he has published one volume of poems, Clinical Blues and a chapbook, Daybreak & Other Poems, both to critical and commercial acclaim. He is also the co-publisher of the literary magazine Saraba …  ( continue reading

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Bantu Hour with Ade Bantu and guests: Adunni and Nefertiti, Dabyna and Aramide

Adegoke Odukoya, better known as Adé Bantu (born 13 July 1971 in Wembley, London), is a Nigerian-German musician, producer and activist. He is best known as the founder of the Afro-German musical collective and NGO Brothers Keepers and as the front man of the 12 piece band Bantu. He received the Kora Award (the Pan-African equivalent of the Grammy) for his album “Fuji Satisfaction” in 2005. On Friday’s Programme he features  ADUNNI & NEFERTITI, DABYNA & ARAMIDE Adunni and Nefertiti is …  ( continue reading

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Remembering the Future with Qudus Onikeku, Titilope and Tunde Jegede

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A conversation three ways (dance, music, poetry) between Qudus Onikeku, Titilope and Tunde Jegede in which they explore the following questions: How do we attain grace within the muffling burden of memory? What has the past got to offer the future beyond history and memory? How do we forget the past in order to remember our future? It is an attempt to rewrite our myths, and through that re-imagination of the past, design a new kind of destiny that can …  ( continue reading

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Wura Samba

Wura Samba is a seven member band based in Lagos, Nigeria and led by Abiodun Abraham Oke. They use traditional percussion instruments in a modernized way. Abiodun Abraham Oke, a versatile, talented and experienced drummer and percussionist, plays his instruments with such dexterity and passion that lends the band its uniqueness. Samba’s music can be characterized as a fusion of traditional African folk songs and rhythms with a classical and modern usage of various percussion instruments. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUiM3mU_zmw    ( continue reading

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PASS POP-UP: Chimurenga Library at the Kallio Library, Helsinki

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  Can a past that the present has not yet caught up with be summoned to haunt the present as an alternative? In April and May 2016, Chimurenga’s installation Chimurenga Library and pop-up radio station Pan African Space Station infiltrated the Kallio Library in Helsinki. The intervention was a continuation of Chimurenga’s ongoing exploration into the utopian moment shortly after African independences, when a series of Pan African festivals staged in Dakar, Algiers, Lagos and Kinshasa functioned as laboratories for the development of new, …  ( continue reading

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