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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.

Pan African Space Station lands in Mexico City

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From 4 October – 26 November 2017, the Pan African Space Station (PASS) is now broadcasting LIVE from Museo Tamayo, Mexico City.

For 8 weeks, the PASS studio will function as “ecole du soir” (evening school) – a meeting place, a classroom, and laboratory where different worlds will converge. The radio programming explores the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana, contemporary South Atlantic exchanges and Afro-Mexican cultures – it is also a public research platform toward a forthcoming edition of the Chimurenga Chronic on these themes. It also serves as community meeting, a space to heal and recover life. Each week’s programme is conceived and produced by guests curators, selected from collectives working in  Mexico or Latin America. Collaborators include:

Aeromoto, a public access library in Mexico City specialising in printed material on visual art and contemporary culture.

Champeta Punk, a DJ collective based in Mexico City and Bogotá started in 2013 and focused  on Champeta music.

Cráter Invertido, an art, editorial and radio production collective based in Mexico City. 

Casa Hankili So Africa, an art centre for exiled African writers, artists and creators in the region.

Diego Ibanez is a composer and radio producer based in Mexico.

Eva Munyiri is a Kenyan filmmaker based in Mexico City.

Lagartijas tiradas al sol, a performance collective led by Luisa Pardo and Gabino Rodríguez.

Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz, a Bolivian-German philosopher, writer and editor based in Rio de Janeiro.

Radio Ñuu Kaan, an interactive radio platform based in Santa Maria Jicaltepec, Oaxaca.

Radio Zapote, an interdisciplinary and collaborative radio platform based in Mexico City.

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PASS in Mexico: Radio Ñuu Kaan

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  Radio Ñuu Kaan, in collaboration with Radio Zapote and Diego Ibanez, will be residents of the Pan African Space Station LIVE from Mexico City from 22 – 26 October, everyday from 16:00 – 20:00 (CDT). Tune in to listen via www.panafricanspacestation.org.za Radio Ñuu Kaan is an interactive radio platform for Afro-descendant communities in Mexico. Based in Santa Maria Jicaltepec, Oaxaca, the collective assists in the organization of activities and processes aimed at affirming identity, and defending space and place in the region. For PASS in Mexico, Radio …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Mexico: Radio Zapote

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Radio Zapote, in collaboration with Radio Ñuu Kaan and Diego Ibanez, will be residents of the Pan African Space Station LIVE from Mexico City from 22 – 26 November, everyday from 16:00 – 20:00 (CDT). Tune in via www.panafricanspacestation.org.za Radio Zapote is an interdisciplinary radio project based in Mexico City. Taking advantage of various technologies, the producers and organisers seek to create modes of exchange of artistic and academic disciplines through the creation of a collaborative platform. Their aim is to produce narratives …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Mexico: Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz

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Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz will be a resident of the Pan African Space Station LIVE from Mexico City from 18 – 22 October, everyday from 16:00 – 20:00 (CDT). Tune in via www.panafricanspacestation.org.za Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz is a Bolivian-German philosopher, writer and editor who lives in Rio de Janeiro. He works as a curator and cultural critic, having published essays focusing on colonial history, aesthetic philosophy, the political economy of so-called ‘active’ substances, and the production of subjectivity. For PASS …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Mexico: Casa Hankili So Africa

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Casa Hankili So Africa will be residents of the Pan African Space Station LIVE from Mexico City on 14 & 15 October from 16:00 – 20:00 (CDT). Tune in via www.panafricanspacestation.org.za Casa Hankili So Africa, founded by Chadian writer Koulsy Lamko, is an art centre for exiled African writers, artists and creators in the region. It functions as a space for mutual exchange of the cultural manifestations of Mexico, the African continent and the black diaspora. For more, follow us on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Mixcloud  ( continue reading

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PASS in Mexico: Lagartijas tiradas al sol

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Lagartijas tiradas al sol will be residents of the Pan African Space Station LIVE from Mexico City from 15 – 19 November, everyday from 16:00 – 20:00 (CDT). Tune in via www.panafricanspacestation.org.za Lagartijas tiradas al sol is a performance arts collective founded in 2003 directed by Luisa Pardo and Gabino Rodríguez. Their improvisatory projects, based primarily on autobiographical, historical and social research, are aimed and providing/ deconstructing meaning, and articulating/unraveling everyday practices of work and life.  For PASS in Mexico, Lagartijas tiradas al sol will create …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Mexico: Diego Ibanez/Resistencia Modulada

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Diego Ibanez, in collaboration with Radio Ñuu Kaan and Radio Zapote, will be in residence on the Pan African Space Station LIVE from Mexico City from 22 – 26 November, everyday from 16:00 – 20:00 (CDT). Tune in via www.panafricanspacestation.org.za Diego Ibanez is a composer, sound creator, radio producer based in Mexico City. Since 2005, he has directed the radio series Tripulación Kamikaze, a forum dedicated to the sound and radio experimentation. In the framework of this series, he has performed several events that have combined sound interventions, installation, …  ( continue reading

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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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