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Denderah Rising with Georgia Anne Muldrow + Thandi Ntuli Quartet + The Monkey Nuts live in Jo’burg

“Sound is defined by vibrations that travel through the air or another medium and can be heard when they reach the ear. Yet there is more to it when one imagines the hearing process as an involuntary command placed upon the body to be processed instantly. This realization can lead us to use sound as a means to inoculate one another with positivity, encouragement, and a connective awareness if we so choose. In our earth’s recent history, there has been a decline in the respect for this knowledge and a reward has been paid to those who willingly broadcast destructive sound wave commands across Planet Earth as a means to incapacitate its inevitable spiritual ascension. Even so, there are those who await vibratory commands from beyond this dimension in order to awaken a revolution of the heart.” – Georgia Anne Muldrow

Chimurenga is delighted to welcome back Georgia Anne Muldrow and her “ancestral orchestra” to the Pan African Space Station (PASS) for what will be her first concert in Johannesburg. Ever astral traveling via her independent imprint SomeOthaShip, Georgia Anne Muldrow has been blessing us with her productions, compositions, vocals (sung or MC-ed) and truth-telling fonk for over a decade, under various aliases (Jyoti, Ms One…).

Born to jazz musicians in Los Angeles, Georgia Anne Muldrow was born for this very purpose – to make her vocal style, rhythmic production and multi structured songwriting that are so highly sought after. Mos Def says she “sounds like Nina Simone, Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin and Ella Fitzgerald rolled in one”. Erykah Badu says she “sounds like Alice Coltrane and J-Dilla rolled into one”. Others say she’s like “Herbie Hancock, Betty Davis, and Angela Wimbush rolled into one”. Whatever it is, she’s standing on some mighty shoulders, slinging a bag of her own.

She has worked with trailblazing artists such as Dudley Perkins, Rickie Byars Beckwith, Madlib, Dj Romes, Prince Po, The Visionaries, Brian Jackson, Dego, Robert Glasper, Bahamadia, Bilal, Mos Def and Erykah Badu among countless others. Her releases include Worthnothings, Olesi: Fragments Of An Earth, Blackhouse, Umsindo, Kings Ballad, Ms.One (rap e.p.) , the award winning jazz album Ocotea, Denderah (her second jazz record) and her latest works A Thoughtiverse Unmarred and Oligarchy Sucks.

For her first performance in Johannesburg, Georgia Anne Muldrow will collaborate with award winning pianist Thandi Ntuli and her quartet including Thembinkosi Mavimbela (bass), Marlon Witbooi (drums) and Sthembiso Bhengu (trumpet).

The Monkey Nuts are an alternative hip hop ensemble and visual arts collective based in Harare. Members include musician Impiaipeli Maphango, emcee and writer Joshua Chiundiza and musician and graphic designer Tino Tagwieryi. Their sound is a mix of Chimurenga/Jit and hip hop rhythms, blended with electronic tones, crowned with a visual aesthetic that celebrates their Southern African heritage.

Venue:

Keleketla! Library, King Kong building, 6 Verwey Street, Johannesburg

Date/time:

Friday April 20, from 8pm

Advance tickets (R150) can be purchased at http://qkt.io/DenderahRising.

Event page on Facebook.

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Sibusile Xaba live at the PASS studio, Cape Town

The Healer and crew – live in the PASS studio (Chimu factory on long st if you no know). Drop by or tune in for medicine.  ( continue reading

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

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 …  ( 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 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 …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Mexico: Champeta Punk

                  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

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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Pan African Space Station lands in Mexico City

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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Listen: A Conversation with Prof. Taban Lo Liyong

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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