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PASS presents: FOKN Bois (LIVE at Greatmore Studios)

On 10 September 2016, the Pan African Space Station hosted Gospel Christain Porn Rap duo FOKN Bois at Greatmore Studios, Cape Town.

M3NSA (the Ghanaian Hiplife Pioneer) and Wanlov the Kubolor (African Gypsy) of FOKN Bois unapologetically venture into territories that other Ghanaian musicians stay well clear of. Controversial, bold and shocking, the duo is known to entertain and challenge the status-quo of everyday Ghanaian society. The performance was broadcast live on PASS via the airwaves and can be revisted here.

 

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Bantu Hour with Ade Bantu and guests: Show Dem Camp(SDC), Falana & Bez

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 Sunday’s show, he features Show Dem Camp, Falana and Bez The Show Dem Camp duo, both born …  ( continue reading

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Lyricism and Lagos: Jumoke Verrisimo with Edoato and Awoko

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Lyricism and Lagos with Nigerian poet and writer Jumoke Verissimo. Featuring a live performance with musicians Edoato (Afrogenius Band) and Awoko. Jumoke Verissimo is the author of two poetry collections. The award-winning I am memory (Dada Books, 2008), and well-received The Birth of Illusion (Fullpoint, 2015). Her novel manuscript was longlisted for Kwani prize in 2012. Verissimo has travelled performed her poetry at major world festivals. She currently works as a content strategist, writer and editor in a Public Relations Company. Agbeniyi Edaoto is the leader of …  ( continue reading

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Speed of Thought with Tam Fiofiri and Funsho Ogundipe

THE SPEED OF THOUGHT  is a discussion that examines the mental process that triggers the mind into the realm of spontaneous creativity as well demonstrated during solo improvisations in jazz music and, in stream-of-thought literature as well. Using music, poetry and historical references the panel will explore the Sun Ra Cosmic Equation which philosophises that, “Imagination is a magic carpet/Upon which we may soar to different lands and climes/If we came from nowhere here/Why can’t we go somewhere there?” This …  ( continue reading

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Yoruba Names with Kola Tuboson

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Kọ́láwọlé Olúgbémiró Ọlátúbọ̀sún (born 22 September 1981) is a Nigerian writer, linguist, and teacher. He is a recipient of the Premio Ostana Special Prize for Mother Tongue Literature 2016. He writes in Yoruba and English.  ( continue reading

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Fuji Music with Akintayo Abodunrin

Featuring a music mix and discussion with Akintayo Abodunrin about Fuji, a popular Nigerian musical genre. Abodunrin is a writer and journalist from Lagos.  ( continue reading

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Bantu Hour with Ade Bantu and guests: Temi Dollface and Brymo

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 Thursday’s programming, he features singers Temi Dollface and Brymo. Temi Phil-Ebosie better known as …  ( continue reading

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Aino and Tricont, live at Chimurenga Library, Helsinki

TRICONT was founded in Helsinki in September 1968 as “a group of people studying the problems of the Third World, world capitalism and imperialism“. Its goal was the “active support for liberation movements and their armed struggle“ by distributing information and organizing events. From 1968 onwards the group published a series of xerox-copied booklets. The magazine/journal TRICONT appeared from 1969 until 1973. Aino Korvensyrjä is an artist and historian engaging for mobility rights. She is currently writing a dissertation on …  ( continue reading

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Babatunde “Aiyekooto” Akerele in conversation with Ntone Edjabe

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Babatunde “Aiyekooto” Akerele leads a Helsinki-based band called Aiyekooto & Afrobeat International. Nigerian born afrobeat musician, composer, arranger and lead singer Babatunde Akerele aka Aiyekooto (b.1966) moved to Finland in 2005, with the assistance of Finnish colleague, guitar player and recording artist Seppo ”Paarma” Salmi. Back in 2003, in Nigeria, they had released a single together, Falana (mind your own business). It got a positive response and radio play on the local stations. When they settled to live in Helsinki, the …  ( continue reading

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PASS Pop-Up at AVA

Chimurenga is occupying the AVA stoep in Cape Town with a pop-up bookshop over three days, from the 27th to the 28th January 2016, from 4-7pm daily. The pop-up includes a live broadcasting studio of the Pan African Space Station (PASS), Chimurenga’s online radio. On the programme for today: Ben V Future Nostalgia Dj Cherry Bomb This event is produced in collaboration with VANSA and the AVA. The live broadcast studio functions amidst an installation that brings together pop-up stores …  ( continue reading

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