Stories and sounds from the Swahili coast… sampling Binyavanga Wainaina’s How to Write about Africa.
Mr Goodgood selecting records (vinyl only, come on now) that demonstrate the philosophies of the label and rotating assembly of music-makers 2000Black. Kodwo Eshun sat beside him. Lessons lessons lessons… (and still we don’t learn)
‘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
PASS up and orbiting in London! After day one’s sum’tings we welcome Imani Robinson, Mahamed Abdullahi and guests to occupy the sorryyoufeeluncomfortable seats with a show exploring diasporic people finding home. Tony Nwachukwu will then provide a sonic response. African electronics stay in focus as in The Otolith Collective’s session, Kodwo Eshun invites Christian Nyampeta to join him to tops up his Francis Bebey knowledge. Mr Goodgood, Dego then comes with 2000Black-ness. For PASS Me the Microphone Phoebe Boswell transports …
At the #PanAfricanSpaceStation controls as bodies start to fill the Chimurenga Library: Tom “Hello Skinny” Skinner with a bag of records from Blue Notes to Kongotronics. Marsha “MarshmeLLo” Smith beside him.