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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.

Amira Hanafi with ‘Language as Material’

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Amira Hanafi joins us on PASS in Cairo in Sunday 19 February from 4-6pm with Language as Material.

She will read selections from her books Forgery (2011) and Minced English (2010), and share recordings from her project, A Dictionary of the Revolution, that documented the amplification of public political speech following the 25 January 2011 uprising in Egypt,

Amira Hanafi is a writer and artist living in Cairo. She works with language as a material, documenting multivocal histories that encompass the personal, the particular and the ordinary.

 

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Amado Alfadni

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  Egyptian-born Sudanese artist Amado Alfadni will be joining us on PASS live from CiC Library in downtown Cairo on Saturday 18 February from 4-5pm. Alfadni will present and explore his ongoing research, which is focused on forgotten historical events and current state policies; the relationship between the included and the excluded; and issues of identity and politics.    ( continue reading

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Mohamed Abdelkarim

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Mohamed Abdelkarim constructs a world of sound on PASS live from Contemporary Image Collective in Downtown Cairo on Friday 17 February from 5-6pm. Abdelkarim’s selections will include a collection of productions by Dirar Kalash, Kareem Lotfy, Jacqueline George, as well as his own works produced in Karachi, Beirut, Cairo. Mohamed Abdelkarim is a visual/performance artist, based in Cairo. Here is an extract from Episode #1 and #2 of his performance/essay-based project Dramatic Episodes on Locomotion.  ( continue reading

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Magdy El-Shafee

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Graphic artist, cartoonist, illustrator Magdy El-Shafee joins us on PASS live from the CiC Library, Cairo from 3-4pm on Saturday 18 February. El-Shafee will be taking us through his illustrated works and will be selecting music from his personal collection. He will be joined in conversation with children’s book author, Rania Amin, and scriptwriter Muhammed Abdelaziz.  ( continue reading

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Revisit moments from the PASS landing in Amsterdam

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From 11 -15 December 2016, the Pan African Space Station transmitted live in Amsterdam from the OBA Central Library. PASS is an experiment in speaking, listening, playing, partying and community, featuring collaborations with artists and rebels whose practices draw from and respond to a variety of contexts; prompting us, through performance, conversation and other forms, to imagine how worlds connect. Listen to Kodwo Eshun further entangling our imaginations with ‘Music of Resilience’, recorded on day two of the intervention. For more from …  ( continue reading

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Mbizo Lives On and On…

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On 30 November 2016, PASS hosted a 24hr live broadcast at Chimurenga HQ in Cape Town, paying tribute to healer, musician, composer and painter Johnny Mbizo Dyani (30 November 1945 – 24 October 1986). Mbizo Day featured music written and/or performed by Johnny Dyani, as well as rare interviews with the artist, comments by people who knew and worked with him, and tributes from people inspired by his life. Revisit moments from this dedication via the Pan African Space Station …  ( continue reading

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Luambo Franco Tribute with Faustin Linyekula & Jose Pereelanga

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Luambo Franco Makiadi, simply known to many as Franco, was the founder of the group TPOK Jazz and is considered one of the originators of the modern Congolese sound. Over the course of 40 years, he produced more than 150 albums and 1000 songs. His style of music, a seamless blend of Cuban rumba and Congolese rhythms, can still be heard in popular music across the continent today. Almost 30 years after his death, Faustin Linyekula, accompanied by guitarist Jose Pereelanga, …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Amsterdam Daily Runnings: Monday 12 December

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PASS in Amsterdam is underway at the OBA Central Library. This PASS live studio will feature a 5-day programme, running daily from 14:00 – 20:00 (GMT +1), with artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians and rebels whose practices draw from and respond to a variety of contexts; to prompt us, through performance, conversation and other forms, to imagine how worlds connect. Monday 12 December 14:00 – Chandra Frank 15:30 – Ato Malinda 16:00 – Jimmy Rage w/ Bamba Al Mansour 18:00 – Franck Biyong …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Amsterdam: Kodwo Eshun

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Kodwo Eshun is a British-Ghanaian writer, theorist, lecturer and filmmaker based in London. Along with Anjalika Sagar, Eshun founded the The Otolith Group, a research based artists organisation focused on exploring the moving image, the archive, the sonic and the aural within the gallery context. The Otolith Group have exhibited their works worldwide and are commissioned to develop and exhibit their art works, research and publications by a wide range institutions. This work acts as a resource that is documented on …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Amsterdam: DJ Jumanne

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Amsterdam based DJ Jumanne, aka J4, is a DJ and founder of Africanhiphop.com, the oldest website dedicated to hip hop cultures on the continent. He’s been running African Hip Hop since 1997, chronicling the development and rise of African hip-hop through the past nineteen years. African Hip Hop now runs a 24/7 radio stream, as well as Africa Is Hot, a monthly radio show on Red Light Radio. DJ Jumanne will be playing on PASS in Amsterdam on Monday 12 …  ( continue reading

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