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Abany’ Abefundisi – A Township Tale

With thanks to our AudioDrama Denizen, Anthony J. Sloan

The written filmed opening statement says it all…Enjoy

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Fally Ipup: bicarbonated ndombolo dance melodies

Bicarbonate – Arsenal de Belles Melodies Bicarbonate na kati ya soso ezo pesa elengi Moto nioso nzete na minu Bicarbonate na kati ya pondu ya libondo Ezo pesa elengi moto nioso nzete na minu Je t’aime, je t’aime mwano’oyo, je t’aime (x2) Chérie alamuka na tongo, na kanda ! Asukoli mayi, na kanda ! Asenga mbongo ya biloko na kanga ! Alambi biloko na kanga ! Atanda mesa na kanga Chérie à moi (x4), reviens à la maison Parce que …  ( continue reading

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Memory of how it feels. . .

Inspired by the traditional Zulu practice of exchanging beads encoded with secret messages between lovers, Memory of how it feels… is a collection of three tonal short stories told through narration, dance and chamber music. The tales are naïve reflections of both romantic and platonic ‘new’ love, based partly on real and true events, embellished using elements of myth and folklore: * from Uganda, Nambi, daughter of the creator god, Gulu, is here imagined as a little girl living in …  ( continue reading

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Dub Echoes

Thanks to kagablog for this dub tip: “Dub Echoes” is a documentary that traces the origins of the Jamaican dub music and it’s influence on the development of hip hop and electronic music.The film shows how the Jamaican invention called dub ended up influencing much of the music we hear today, from electronic music to hip-hop, transforming the studio in a musical instrument and giving way to all of sonic experiments. “Dub Echoes” was produced by a Brazilian crew, in …  ( continue reading

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Coz Ov Moni

Wanlov the Kubolor, who gave us a taste of his wrap-skirt-rousing Pidgin rap and Ghanian folk music at PASS 2009 has made the ever pidgen musical. Why’d he do it? “Coz Ov Moni!!!” “Coz Ov Moni” is the story of an extraordinary day in the life of two ordinary young men in a 21st century Africa. Expressed entirely in music and rhyme, the film captures the exuberance, energy and rhythm of the urban African, using choreography and color to enrich …  ( continue reading

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Kings In Cape at PASS

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Thursday at PASS

1-3pm: Andy Williams breaks it down 4pm: Limbe– Gilbert speaks to Polyveran who is a a Kabaret singer and hosts Ngwayi Eugene Nfor, who’s brought his guitar and more songs, once more. 6-8pm: ‘We don’t talk No More’ Poetic Musings– This week Nonkululeko Godana is joined by Yewande Omotoso, a fellow pen-sive in con-verse-tion  with Phillipa Kabali – Kagwa, Diana Ferrus as well as Sindiwe Magona  about life, love, writing and the mundane in between.. Some musical accompaniment by DJ …  ( continue reading

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Plan Be- Soul Housing Project

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Thursday Poetric Sessions

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The Khoi Kollektif

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