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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.

PASS landing in Harare, Zimbabwe

From 9 – 12 November, the Pan African Space Station (PASS) will land in The National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) in the centre of Harare – broadcasting LIVE from 15:00 – 21:00 (CAT) daily. Join us at NGZ or via our live stream.

In collaboration with visual artist Kudzanai Chiurai, who will launch his first ever solo exhibition in his home country titled ‘We Need New Names’, Chimurenga will install the PASS studio as a public research platform towards our upcoming Zimbabwe focused issue of the Chimurenga Chronic.

Looking into the inventions of Zimbabwe, the programming will examine music as the paradigm through which the country and region’s political history is told and archived. Whatever Zimbabwe is, and is becoming, already exists in the sound-worlds produced in the region. PASS in Harare will invite musicians, artists, writers, cultural producers and rebels based in Harare and beyond in studio to uncover these worlds, including:

Dwayne Kapula is a Zimbabwean DJ and vinyl archivist based in Johannesburg.

Irene Staunton and Njabu Mbono are publishers at the Zimbabwean publishing house Weaver Press.

Joyce Jenje is a Zimbabwean writer and ethnomusicologist.

The Monkey Nuts are an experimental music performance and production collective.

Netsayi Chigwendere is a Zimbabwean composer and vocalist.

Robert Machiri is a music researcher and archivist based in Johannesburg.

Rumbi Katedza is a Zimbabwean filmmaker and radio producer based in Harare.

Sbu ‘The General’ Nxumalo is a writer and artist based in Johannesburg.

Tinashe Mushakavanhu is a writer and editor based in Harare.

Tinofireyi Zhou (aka Aero5ol) is an artist and poet based in Harare.

Virginia Phiri is Zimbabwean musician from the iconic Zim-rock group Wells Fargo

and many more.

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PASS in Mexico: Champeta Punk

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                  Champeta Punk will be residents of the Pan African Space Station LIVE from Mexico City from 31 October – 5 November (no broadcast on Wednesday 1 November due to Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead), everyday from 16:00 – 20:00 (CDT). Tune in via www.panafricanspacestation.org.za Champeta Punk is a party collective based in Mexico City and Bogotá. Started in 2013 by two Colombians living in Mexico City, David Rincon and Fabian Vega, the …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Mexico: Cooperativa Cráter Invertido

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Cooperative Cráter Invertido will be residents of the Pan African Space Station LIVE from Mexico City from 25 – 29 October, everyday from 16:00 – 20:00 (CDT). Tune in via www.panafricanspacestation.org.za Cooperativa Cráter Invertido is an imaginary space that often materializes in San Rafael, Mexico City. In this imaginary territory, the cooperative explores various collaborative projects, including the ‘Editorial Production Workshop’, a collective of editorial projects dedicated to the reflection and critical practice of trade and consumerism; and ‘Radio Tropiezo’, a free online …  ( continue reading

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FEMALE EJACULATION WORKSHOP – Live on PASS

(read Spanish version below) with Diana J. Torres aka Pornoterrorista and guests, and with sound manipulations by Constanza Piña THU Oct 19, 21:30 local time Mexico City For centuries medical science has been the enemy of of the body and sexuality of women, silencing anatomic realities and pathologizing everything that doesn’t fit in the phallocratic and heteronormative, binary division of gender roles. This workshop aims at revealing one of the most controversial aspects of vaginas: their ejaculation. And at the …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Mexico: Eva Munyiri

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Eva Munyiri will be a resident of the Pan African Space Station LIVE from Mexico City from 11 – 13 October, everyday from 16:00 – 20:00 (CDT). Tune in via www.panafricanspacestation.org.za Eva Munyiri is a Kenyan filmmaker based in Mexico City. In her latest film, Waithira, which was recently screened at the 2017 Durban International Film Festival and 2017 Encounters Film Festival in Cape Town, Munyiri explores the life and legacy of her late grandmother through the creation of a biographical documentary. For more, …  ( continue reading

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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 …  ( continue reading

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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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