She go say I be Lady, oh

miriam-makeba-foundation-tropics-magazine-01-1024x572In the words of a feminist Muriel Rukeyser, “…the truth about [my] life” has split the world open. One woman’s story successfully breaks the tout le monde jurisdiction of any consensus… Feminism cannot be globally defined because Pangaea broke into pieces 250 million years ago and many wild waters and hazardous bush must be traversed to evangelise my kind of savage. The world is not one.”

– Excerpt from ‘Sister Outsider‘ by Yemisi Ogbe (Chimurenga Chronic, Apr 2016) 

Tune into PASS all day to listen to sounds from women who, though space and time, continue to explore and shape the multiplicity of womanhood. Featuring Nina Simone, Thandiswa Mazwai, Netsayi, Busi Mhlongo, Brenda Fassie, Georgia Anne Muldrow and many more.

Here are some selections from PASS on Mixcloud featuring Nontsikelelo Mutiti and Chandra Frank

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Born To Be Black: Tune Recreation Committee with Louis Moholo-Moholo & Andile Yenana

This Stories About Music In Africa featured Tune Recreation Committee (TRC), a rotating assembly of Cape Town-based musicians, arranged by Mandla Mlangeni and joined by Louis Moholo-Moholo, Andile Yenana and Abraham Mennen for a free jazz performance at MoholoLiveHouse in Harare, Khayelitsha in 2015. Stories about Music in Africa is an ongoing project of the Pan African Space Station  ( continue reading

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