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sorryyoufeeluncomfortable: The Swarm

Yusuf Musse and Jacob V Joyce with Kodwo Eshun. And the killer bees!

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sorryyoufeeluncomfortable: Ties that Bind

Nadeem Din-Gabisi and Anni Movsisyan of sorryyoufeeluncomfortable salute Funmilayo Kuti to look at African women who’ve lead political and protest movements on the continent. Biyi Bandele-Thomas joins them.  ( continue reading

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sorryyoufeeluncomfortable: Oscillations Over Oceans

Oscillations Over Oceans’ with Rabz Lansiquot and Nyasha Mangera-Lakew alongside special guest Esa Williams, DJ, producer and integral part of the Auntie Flo set up. Through music and discussion, this show will explore ‘African’ electronic music, its production and consumption on the continent and in Europe. It will look into what its increasing popularity on dancefloors in the ‘West’ does for Africa in terms of representation, appreciation and success and whether it might be a portal to other aesthetic strategies …  ( continue reading

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sorryyoufeeluncomfortable: Not Only Our Lands but also our Souls

‘Not Only Our Land But Also Our Souls’ This show will explore how the African Diaspora experiences cities and urban environments, with particular attention to notions of (un)belonging. We want to analyse the relationship between race and space and examine the movement of African people through migration, both forced and voluntary; displacement, both internal and external, and gentrification, with particular focus on the city as a space of diasporic settlement. – Presented by Mahamed Abdullahi & Imani Robinson  ( continue reading

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sorryyoufeeluncomfortable: From Africa to Future

‘They go say I don’t be woman!’ With Fela being referred to as ‘the last political musician,’ this show explores how the male figure is so often centred in music. Starting by unpacking the term ‘political music,’ this is a conversation on how music can become divided into gendered binaries due to masculine definitions of power and intellect. We attempt to rectify this by centering the feminine across different genres and looking at how women from the African Diaspora have …  ( continue reading

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PASS in London: sorryyoufeeluncomfortable

Sorryyoufeeluncomfortable (SYFU) are a London-based collective of thinkers and makers, using art practice to interrogate dominant discourses and structures. The group came together following discussions and development of the project Baldwin’s Nigger Reloaded; instigated by Agency for Agency (artist Barby Asante and curator Teresa Cisneros) in partnership with Iniva. During the PASS sessions at The Showroom, SYFU members will be opening the live broadcasting each day with a series they call From Africa To Future. For a full lowdown on …  ( 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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Friday 9th October programme

Day-eve 3’s runnings: sorryyoufeeluncomfortable set us off with Nyasha Lake Wangara and Ewuraba (Radz) Hama Lansiquot looking at Oscillations Over Oceans effect electronic music made in and out of Africa. The Otolith Collective introduce Ayesha Hamed to travel at the speed of thought with Kodwo Eshun and chart Black Atlantis crossings, with Drexiya was a starting point for this technotheory. Kemang Wa Lehulere takes time out of his London stay (and exhibition at Gasworks) to perhaps pick up on a story of …  ( continue reading

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