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Gospel Christian Porn Rap: FOKN Bois

This installment of Stories about Music in Africa was produced and performed by Ghanaian rap-duo FOKN Bois  (Wanlov the Kublor and M3NSA).

Stories about Music in Africa is an ongoing project of the Pan African Space Station.

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FOKN Bois: Gospel Christian Porn Rap

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Stories about Music in Africa: From Thursday February 19, 2015, the PASS hosts to FOKN Bois’ contribution to our monthly series of concert-lectures recorded at satellite locations across the African world and the Chimurenga headquarters in Cape Town. Tune in at http://panafricanspacestation.org.za For more on FOKN Bois read here.  ( continue reading

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Revolting Songs: Neo Muyanga

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This installment of Stories about Music in Africa features South African musician and composer Neo Muyanga. Stories about Music in Africa is an ongoing project of the Pan African Space Station. Special thanks to Brundyn+ Gallery and Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism.    ( continue reading

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Neo Muyanga: Revolting Songs

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Stories about Music in Africa: On Thursday January 15, 2015, Pan African Space Station (PASS) shall broadcast a concert-lecture from Neo Muyanga. This transmission is the second in a series of monthly PASS broadcasts recorded at the Chimurenga headquarters in Cape Town and satellite locations across the African world. Tune in at panafricanspacestation.org.za For more on Neo Muyanga read here. Produced with kind support from Goethe-Institut and Pro Helvetia. Thanks too to Brundyn+ Gallery and Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and …  ( continue reading

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A Comet is Coming: Shabaka Hutchings & The Brother Moves On

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  This installment of Stories about Music in Africa features Shabaka Hutchings and The Brother Moves On (Raytheon Moorvan, Siyabonga Mthembu, Zelizwe Mthembu, Simphiwe Tshabalala and Ayanda Zalekile) Stories About Music In Africa is a series of Pan African Space Station transmissions, concert-lectures, recorded at the Chimurenga headquarters in Cape Town as well as satellite locations across the African world.  ( continue reading

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Shabaka Hutchings and The Brother Moves On: A Comet is Coming

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Stories about Music in Africa: Throughout 2014 Chimurenga has been connecting with cutting-edge artists and music collectives from around the continent to prepare unique recordings for Pan African Space Station (PASS). On Thursday December 11, the first of these monthly broadcasts goes live featuring Shabaka Hutchings and The Brother Moves On. Tune in at panafricanspacestation.org.za. The series presents concert-lectures, audio/visual stories, recorded at the Chimurenga headquarters in Cape Town as well as satellite locations across the African world. Produced with the kind support of Goethe-Institut …  ( continue reading

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Ntshuks Bonga Trio Video

Ntshuks Bonga’s Trio (with Brydon Bolton & Claude Cozen) live at PASS Studios, Tagore’s Jazz Bar, Observatory, Cape Town. Wed 25 January 2012.  ( continue reading

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Lwanda Gogwana Live at PASS, Jan 2012

Eastern Cape born trumpeter, Lwanda Gogwana and his quartet play some re-arranged original compositions and jazz standards off his debut album, The Lwanda Gogwana Songbook Chapter 1 at Tagore’s Jazz Bar, Jan 14, 2012. And yeah we know it’s dark – but hey, its like Miles says, “Don’t play what’s there, play what’s not there…” Find out about more PASS live events here.  ( continue reading

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As Is navigate the PASS space-ways

Since their debut at the Pan African Station in 2010, free-form visual/ sonic artists combo, As Is have continued to navigate the space-ways, extending so-called jazz further into the unknown or unheard. Here Brendon Bussy (mandolin, electronics and assorted homemade instruments), Garth Erasmus (saxophones and traditional African instruments), Niklas Zimmer (drums) and Manfred Zylla (trombone, accordion, violin and spontaneous vocal explosions) explore the intersection of composition and improvisation during their December 2011 PASS residency at Tagore’s Jazz Bar in Obs, …  ( continue reading

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CapeCodes Doccie

Footage and comments by participants from the first three years of CapeCodes. An initiative based in Cape Town by modern live AudioDrama visionary Anthony j. Sloan. Edited by the innovative African filmmaker Mzolisi Pitolo. With thanks to our resident audiodramatist.  ( continue reading

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