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Christine Eyene on George Hallett

As Kodwo Eshun has said “critique is love”. For one of the closing sessions to our live in London broadcasts, Christine Eyene shares her affection and critical appreciation for the photography (let’s say genius) of George Hallett. Brotherhood of Breath leading us in…

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Christine Eyene

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Têtes brûlées et bikutsi – Christine Eyene & Blaise Ndjehoya

Profiles of Christine here and Blaise here. Image of Têtes brûlées.        ( continue reading

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PASS in Paris: Christine Eyene

The interdisciplinary work of art historian, critic and curator Christine Eyene brings together stories of contemporary African art, the lives of artists in exile during apartheid (George Hallett, Dumile Feni and others), Black Arts happenings in Britain through the 1980s, and studies of gender representation in the arts. Since 2002 she has also been visual arts co-editor of Africultures. Her most recent exhibition: All Of Us Have A Sense Of Rhythm demonstrated her mixtape of modes including sculptures by Zak Ové, …  ( continue reading

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PASS Pop-up in Paris

From September 17 – 19 2015, the Pan African Space Station (PASS) Pop-up was installed inside the gallery of Fondation Cartier, Paris with live programming that explored the past-present-future of Congolese music cultures. This intervention was a part of the exhibition Beauté Congo – 1926-2015 – Congo Kitoko. Participating artists in the PASS Pop-UP in Paris included Ray Lema, Elikia M’bokolo, Syllart Records, Afrikaada Magazine, Baloji, Shenguen Shegue, Kongo Astronauts, Christine Eyene. Contributions will also be beamed in from New York, Montreal …  ( continue reading

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PASS landing at The Showroom, London

In the first week of October (7-11) 2015, PASS presented a live broadcasting programme of music, interviews and events with Chimurenga collaborators, The Otolith Collective (Kodwo Eshun and Anjalika Sagar), in London. Areas of interest included the work of photographer George Hallett – who used the book jacket and record sleeve as a curated exhibition space during the apartheid era; a critical look at the concept of and crude distinction drawn between Sub-Saharan and Arab Africa; and FESTAC ’77, the Second World Black and …  ( continue reading

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Sunday 11th October outline

And so, with over 24-hours of broadcasts streamed (and recorded for the arkives) from our London pop-up studio at The Showroom, we enter the final day-eve of sessions. Extending opening hours we commence with a mix direct from Kinshasa, with Kongo Astronauts and friends including Bebson de la Rue. At 2, sorryyoufeeluncomfortable present The Swarm, a sci-fi radio play of sorts led by Yussef Musse. The Otolith Collective reignite Dambudzo Marachera’s fires with Kodwo Eshun and Anjalika Sagar in conversation with …  ( continue reading

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Saturday 10th October goings-on

Shaking off the palm-wine babalas, day four, the penultimate of our pop-up at The Showroom, goes live-o now-now. Landing on PASS today: Nadeem Din-Gabisi and Anni Movsisyan of sorryyoufeeluncomfortable salutes Funmilayo Kuti and host Biyi Bandele-Thomas in Ties that Bind, The Otolith Collective welcome Henriette Gunkel, then bossman of Straight No Chaser Paul Bradshaw brings Zak Ové and Hassan Hajjaj to present their visual theories on the airwaves. The third third of today’s sessions shall see Christine Eyene share her knowledge of bikutsi music, …  ( continue reading

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PASS POP-UP & The Chimurenga Library at The Showroom in London

From 7 – 11 October 2015,  The Pan African Space Station teamed up with The Showroom and The Otolith Collective to land our pop-up studio. This was done as part of The Chimurenga Library. Featured contributions include Agency for Agency, The Otolith Collective, Christine Eyene, Shabaka Hutchings, Dego (2000 Black), Kinsi Abdullah (Numbi Arts), Pass Me the Microphone (Amanprit Sandhu and Hansi Momodu-Gordon), sorryyoufeeluncomfortable, John Akomfrah, Teju Adeleye, Phoebe Boswell, Paul Bradshaw, Ekow Eshun, Anthony Josephs, Michael McMillan, Christian Nyampeta, George Shire, …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Paris: Blase Ndjehoya

Blaise Ndjehoya is a journalist and film-maker born in the Central African Republic. His films give focus to movements of the Harlem Renaissance, Présence Africaine, Manu Dibango, and the wave of writers who moved from the US to Paris in the 1940s. Conversations with Aimé Césaire, Gordon Parks, René Depestre and other notable voices give shape to his stories. Titles include: La Rive Noire (from 2013 and featuring music by Franck Biyong), Un sang d’encre (1997) and Silence (1991).   At our PASS POP-UP in Paris on Thursday, Blaise Ndjehoya will join Christine Eyene to …  ( continue reading

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